Which Country Dominates Each Winter Olympic Sport?
The United States of America always has a great showing at the Olympics. Our athletes are seen in the majority of competitions, but we aren’t the best at everything. Even the great Shawn White wasn’t able to bring home a medal this year – U.S.A. overall does tend to dominate the snowboarding events. So, which country dominates each Winter Olympic sport?
Here are the stats from 1980 until now.
- Germany – 37% of all luge medals and 55% of the golds.
- Russia – 34% of all figure skating and ice dancing medals and 54% of the golds.
- Canada – 33% of all curling medals and 33% of the golds.
- South Korea – 28% of short track speed skating medals and 48% of the golds.
- The U.S. – 25% of all snowboarding medals and 38% of the golds.
- The Netherlands – 22% of all speed skating medals and 25% of the golds.
- Switzerland – 22% of all bobsled medals and 18% of the golds.
- Norway – 21% of all cross-country skiing medals and 28% of the golds.
- Austria – 21% of all alpine skiing medals and 21% of the golds.
- Austria – 20% of all ski jumping medals and 18% of the golds.
- And Norway – 14% of all biathlon medals and 19% of the golds.
Via Atlantic Wire