Winter Olympics Sochi 2014: The Winter Games feb 7-23

Great Britain does not have the best Winter Games record, but we may certainly look forward to Sochi 2014, as Lizzy Yarnold (Skeleton), Jenny Jones (Slopestyle Snowboard) and both Curling Teams are among the favourites in their respective sports. With so few chances, a (gold) medal would be even more special to us.

Ole Einar Bjrndalen from Norway has a whole different target than winning 'only' one medal. He may become the best Olympic athlete ever if he wins two medals in Sochi. Still he is trailing fellow compatriot Bjrn Dhlie by two medals. The latter has been the record holder since Nagano 1998 with twelve medals of which eight are made of gold.

It will be difficult for Bjrndalen to surpass Dhlie, as it already should have happened four years ago in Vancouver. The now fourty-year old Norwegian however qualified for Sochi 2014 albeit not in great form. He definitely has chances in the Teams and to a lesser extent individually.

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014: The Winter Games feb 7-23

 goud spelen Sochi 2014zilver spelen Sochi 2014brons spelen Sochi 2014  Total
1eRussian FederationRussian Federation13  11  933
2eNorwayNorway11  5  1026
3eCanadaCanada10  10  525
4eUnited StatesUnited States9  7  1228
5eNetherlandsNetherlands8  7  924
6eGermanyGermany8  6  519
7eSwitzerlandSwitzerland6  3  211
8eBelarusBelarus5  0  16
9eAustriaAustria4  8  517
10eFranceFrance4  4  715
11ePolandPoland4  1  16
12eChinaChina3  4  29
13eSouth KoreaSouth Korea3  3  28
14eSwedenSweden2  7  615
15eCzech RepublicCzech Republic2  4  28
16eSloveniaSlovenia2  2  48
17eJapanJapan1  4  38
18eFinlandFinland1  3  15
19eGreat BritainGreat Britain1  1  24
20eUkraineUkraine1  0  12
21eSlovakiaSlovakia1  0  01
22eItalyItaly0  2  57
23eLatviaLatvia0  2  24
24eAustraliaAustralia0  2  13
25eCroatiaCroatia0  1  01
26eKazakhstanKazakhstan0  0  11

English success Sochi 2014

goud spelen Sochi 2014Elizabeth Yarnold
Winter Olympics Individual

zilver spelen Sochi 2014David Murdoch
greg Drummond
scott Andrews
michael Goodfellow
Winter Olympics Curling

brons spelen Sochi 2014Eve Muirhead
anna Sloan
vicki Adams
claire Hamilton
Winter Olympics Curling

brons spelen Sochi 2014Jenny Jones
Winter Olympics Slopestyle

 

All Time Medal Count

 goud spelen Sochi 2014zilver spelen Sochi 2014brons spelen Sochi 2014
1NorwayNorway118111100
2United StatesUnited States878770
3GermanyGermany787853
4CanadaCanada625553
5AustriaAustria597881
6SwedenSweden504054
7SwitzerlandSwitzerland504048
8Russian FederationRussian Federation494035
9FinlandFinland426257
10NetherlandsNetherlands373835
16Great BritainGreat Britain10412
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Best Winter Olympians of all time
brons spelen Sochi 2014
 goud spelen Sochi 2014zilver spelen Sochi 2014brons spelen Sochi 2014
1NORRagnhild Myklebust2232
2GERReinhild Moeller1931
3GERGerd Schoenfelder1642
4SUIHeinz Frei14611
5GERFrank Höfle1455
6NORCato Zahl Pedersen1310
7SUIRolf Heinzmann1220
8USASarah Will1210
9NORTerje Loevaas1053
10NOROle Einar Bjørndalen841
11NORBjørn Dæhlie840
12NORMarit Bjørgen631
13RUSLyubov Yegorova630
14RUSViktor An602
15USRLidia Skoblikova600
16GERClaudia Pechstein522
17RUSLarisa Lazutina511
17FINClas Thunberg511
19NORThomas Alsgaard510
20USABonnie Blair501
21USAEric Heiden500