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