As many of you are aware of the fact that Winter Olympic Games are current in action in Sochi, Russia. Winter Olympic Games is one of the major international sporting event. It happens after every 4 years. The first winter Olympics was in the year 1924 held in Chamonix, France. Winter Olympics spotted during the World War II, but it was resumed in 1948. Winter Olympics were made international in 1986. In today’s article we will tell you about Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals.
Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals
There are many games in Winter Olympic. Initial only alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating but now many other games have also become a part of Winter Olympics. Following are the countries most Winter Olympics Medals.
The first in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals is Norway. This country has always been famous for its excellence in Winter Olympics. It has almost 112 Gold medals in different games. Norway also has 109 Silver Medals and 92 Bronze Medals.
Then we have United States at number two in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals. United states is world famous for its ice hockey and many other games which are a part of Winter Olympics. United States has snared second position in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals because of 274 Medals. Out of these 274 Medals they have 93 Gold Medals, 101 Silver Medals and 80 Bronze Medals.
Of-course Germany had to be in the list. Isn’t it famous for ice games ? it most definitely is. Germany is also known for its soccer. Germany has secured the third position in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals because of its 222 Medals. Out of which 82 are Gold Medals, 83 are the Silver Medals and 57 are the Bronze Medals.
At number 4 in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals is Soviet Union. This country first participated in the Winter Olympics in 1952 and it competed in almost 18 games. Since then it has become of the greatest country where Winter Olympics is concerned. Soviet Union has 217 Medals out of which 87 are gold, 63 are silver and 67 are bronze.
Last but not the least Austria is at number 5 in our list of Top 5 Countries with the Most Winter Olympic Medals. Austria has competed in most of the modern Olympics Games it only missed 1920 Summer Olympics from which it was barred because of its role in World War II. It has total of 207 medals out of which 57 are Gold, 72 are Silver and 78 Bronze Medals.