The most successfully country in winter Olympics is Germany. During its competition, athletes from this country won 348 medals. 128 of them are gold, 129 silver and 101 bronze. Of course, this is combined success of East Germany, West Germany, Unified team of Germany and today’s Germany. The highest success of West Germany was in Calgary in 1988, with 25 medals. Today’s Germany biggest success was in Salt Lake City in 2002. They won 26 medals, 12 of them are gold!
The second most successful country is Russia. During its competition on winter Olympics, this country won 308 medals. 123 of them are gold, 92 silver and 93 bronze. This is success of Russia and Soviet Union. Although they are very successful today, in the past, they were better! In Calgary in 1988, the Soviet Union won 29 medals. 11 of them were gold. The best success of today’s Russia was in Lillehammer in 1994. Their athletes won 23 medals, 11 of them were gold. The star of the Olympic Games in 1994, was Lyubov Yegorova in cross-country skiing.
Norway has 303 medals. 107 of them are gold, 106 silver and 90 bronze. Their highest success was on Lillehammer, in 1994, when their athletes won 26 medals. But, the highest number of gold medals, they won, was in Salt Lake City in 2002. Norway athletes won 13 golden medals, more than on any other Olympic games.
The US has 253 medals. 87 of them are gold, 95 silver and 71 bronze. Their highest successes were at Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 and in Salt Lake City in 2002. The gold medals in the 2002 Olympics were won by Sarah Hughes and Apolo Ohno.