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Top Three Countries of Every Winter Olympics (Most Medals)

1924 CHAMOIX, FRANCE (20 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 4 7 6 17
2 Finland 4 4 3 11
3 United States 1 2 1 4
3 Great Britain 1 1 2 4
           
1928 ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND (26 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 6 4 5 15
2 United States 2 2 2 6
3 Sweden 2 2 1 5
           
1932 LAKE PLACID, USA (17 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 United States 6 4 2 12
2 Norway 3 4 3 10
3 Canada 1 1 5 7
           
1936 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY (28 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 7 5 3 15
2 Sweden 2 2 3 7
3 Germany 3 3 0 6
3 Finland 1 2 3 6
           
1948 ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND (28 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 4 3 3 10
1 Sweden 4 3 3 10
1 Switzerland 3 4 3 10
           
1952 OSLO, NORWAY (30 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 7 3 6 16
2 United States 4 6 1 11
3 Finland 3 4 2 9
           
1956 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY (32 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 7 3 6 16
2 Austria 4 3 4 11
3 Sweden 2 4 4 10
           
1960 SQUAW VALLEY, USA (30 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 7 5 9 21
2 United States 3 4 3 10
3 Germany 4 3 1 8
3 Finland 2 3 3 8
           
1964 INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (36 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 11 8 6 25
2 Norway 3 6 6 15
3 Austria 4 5 3 12
           
1968 GRENOBLE, FRANCE (37 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 6 6 2 14
2 Soviet Union 5 5 3 13
3 Austria 3 4 4 11
           
1972 SAPPORO, JAPAN (35 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 8 5 3 16
2 East Germany 4 3 7 14
3 Norway 2 5 5 12
           
1976 INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (37 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 13 6 8 27
2 East Germany 7 5 7 19
3 United States 3 3 4 10
3 West Germany 2 5 3 10
           
1980 LAKE PLACID, USA (37 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 East Germany 9 7 7 23
2 Soviet Union 10 6 6 22
3 United States 6 4 2 12
           
1984 SARAJEVO, YUGOSLAVIA (49 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 6 10 9 25
2 East Germany 9 9 6 24
3 Finland 4 3 6 13
           
1988 CALGARY, CANADA (57 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Soviet Union 11 9 9 29
2 East Germany 9 10 6 25
3 Switzerland 5 5 5 15
           
1992 ALVERTVILLE, FRANCE (64 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Germany 10 10 6 26
2 Unified Team 9 6 8 23
3 Austria 6 7 8 21
           
1994 LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY (67 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Norway 10 11 5 26
2 Germany 9 7 8 24
3 Russia 11 8 4 23
           
1998 NAGANO, JAPAN (72 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Germany 12 9 8 29
2 Norway 10 10 5 25
3 Russia 9 6 3 18
           
2002 SALT LAKE CITY, USA (79 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Germany 12 16 8 36
2 United States 10 13 11 34
3 Norway 13 5 7 25
           
2006 TORINO, ITALY (79 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Germany 11 12 6 29
2 United States 9 9 7 25
3 Canada 7 10 7 24
           
2010 VANCOUVER, CANADA (82 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 United States 9 15 13 37
2 Germany 10 13 7 30
3 Canada 14 7 5 26
           
2014 SOCHI, RUSSIA (85 countries) G S B TOTAL
1 Russia 13 11 9 33
2 United States 9 7 12 28
3 Norway 11 5 10 26

The 20 Oldest Athletes to Win a Winter Olympics Medal

The 1924 Winter Olympics Swedish Curling Team (l. to r.) Karl Erik Wahlberg (49), Carl August Kronlund (58), Carl Axel Pettersson (49), and Johan Petter Ahlen (44)

The 1924 Winter Olympics Swedish Curling Team (l. to r.) Karl Erik Wahlberg (49), Carl August Kronlund (58), Carl Axel Pettersson (49), and Johan Petter Ahlen (44)

Curling has been a consistent Winter Olympics sport since 1998, but way before that, back in 1924, curling was once before an official part of the Winter Games.

Alpinism (mountain climbing) is no longer an official sport

It was during the 1924 Olympiad that some of the oldest athletes – and, in fact, the oldest athlete – took home a Winter Olympics medal. Twelve of the 20 oldest winter medalists won their medals in 1924, all in curling and alpinism.

Another three “aged” athletes, in later Olympics, won their precious metal in curling, as well.

That leaves five bobsledders rounding out the oldest Winter Olympics medalists.

Carl August Kronlund, at 58, was the oldest of them all. He was a member of the 1924 Swedish curling team, along with fellow top-20ers Karl Wahlberg and Carl Axel Pettersson.

  ATHLETE AGE (YRS-DAYS) COUNTRY YEAR SPORT G S B TOTAL
1. Carl August Kronlund 58-156 Sweden 1924 Curling 0 1 0 1
2. Charles Granville Bruce 57-303 Great Britain 1924 Alpinism 1 0 0 1
3. Robin Welsh 54-100 Great Britain 1924 Curling 1 0 0 1
4. Willie Jackson 52-320 Great Britain 1924 Curling 1 0 0 1
5. Paul Savage 50-229 Canada 1998 Curling 0 1 0 1
6. Bill Strutt 49-361 Great Britain 1924 Alpinism 1 0 0 1
7. Russ Howard 49-359 Canada 2006 Curling 1 0 0 1
8. Karl Wahlberg 49-303 Sweden 1924 Curling 0 1 0 1
9. Carl Axel Pettersson 49-290 Sweden 1924 Curling 0 1 0 1
10. Max Houben 49-277 Belgium 1948 Bobsled 0 1 0 1
11. Oscar Geier 49-173 Switzerland 1932 Bobsled 0 1 0 1
12. Tom Longstaff 49-020 Great Britain 1924 Alpinism 1 0 0 1
13. J. J. O’Brien 48-357 United States 1932 Bobsled 1 0 0 1
14. Armand Isaac-Bénédic 48-155 France 1924 Curling 0 0 1 1
15. Arthur Wakefield 47-297 Great Britain 1924 Alpinism 1 0 0 1
16. Georges André 47-186 France 1924 Curling 0 0 1 1
17. Albert Madörin 46-341 Switzerland 1952 Bobsled 0 0 1 1
18. Franz Kapus 46-297 Switzerland 1956 Bobsled 1 0 0 1
19. Tom Murray 46-117 Great Britain 1924 Curling 1 0 0 1
20. Carolyn Darbyshire-McRory 46-072 Canada 2010 Curling 0 1 0 1

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Yulia Lipnitskaya and the 20 Youngest Winter Olympics Medalists

ATHLETE AGE (YRS-DAYS) COUNTRY YEAR SPORT G S B TOTAL
1. Kim Yun-Mi  13-085  South Korea  1994 Short Track Speed Skating  1 0 0 1
2. Won Hye-Gyeong  14-133  South Korea  1994 Short Track Speed Skating  1 0 0 1
3. Scotty Allen  14-360  United States  1964 Figure Skating  0 0 1 1
4. Manuela Grob 15-008  East Germany  1972 Figure Skating  0 0 1 1
5. Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich  15-069  East Germany  1976 Speed Skating 0 1 0 1
6. Cecilia Colledge  15-075  Great Britain  1936 Figure Skating  0 1 0 1
7. Marina Cherkasova  15-091  Soviet Union  1980 Figure Skating  0 1 0 1
8. Maxi Herber  15-128  Germany  1936 Figure Skating  1 0 0 1
8. Tom Doe  15-128  United States  1928 Bobsled 0 1 0 1
10. Yulia Lipnitskaya 15-247 Russia 2014 Figure Skating 1 0 0 1
11. Tara Lipinski  15-253  United States  1998 Figure Skating  1 0 0 1
12. Ingrid Wendl  15-258  Austria  1956 Figure Skating  0 0 1 1
13. Go Gi-Hyeon  15-278  South Korea  2002 Short Track Speed Skating  1 1 0 2
14. Erik Pausin  15-301  Austria  1936 Figure Skating  0 1 0 1
15. Arianna Fontana  15-304  Italy  2006 Short Track Speed Skating  0 0 1 1
16. Sonja Henie  15-312  Norway  1928 Figure Skating  1 0 0 1
17. Vivian Joseph  15-328  United States  1964 Figure Skating  0 0 1 1
18. Kim Martin  15-348  Sweden  2002 Ice Hockey 0 0 1 1
19. Carol Heiss  16-010  United States  1956 Figure Skating  0 1 0 1
20. Emma Laaksonen  16-053  Finland  1998 Ice Hockey 0 0 1 1

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