The Winter Olympics passed by us in a flash. It was here one day and it seems that it left us the next. The world watched and remembered the highlights from Sochi. It was a great Winter Olympics, but let us not forget the other Olympics that have been with us in the past. We saw this great infographic by KNCTR , about the past Winter Olympics. It gives great statistics that one never thought about the Olympics?
-Did you know the United States is the only country to have won a Gold Medal in every Winter Olympics? That’s an impressive felt, not because I am American, but because it means no other country has done it. I haven’t had time to look at the stats in more details, but I wonder if there’s one Olympics where only one American won the Gold Medal. I would be impressed by that individual’s determination to be the solo individual to win in that particular Olympics and to keep the record alive. I would have imagine that another country would have won at least one gold medal in every Olympics. Russia is a country that I would expect to have Gold in every Olympics.
-The United States has hosted 4 times while Canada has hosted twice.
– When Canada and the United States both hold the Olympics they both finished #1 in medals. it figures as Russia finished with the most Medal count in Sochi . This situation was questions by many media around the world as they won some events that their athlete didn’t perform well and the judges awarded them the gold medal. A good example of this point is the figure skating contest where the South Korean figure skater should have won gold.
Here’s a fact that one would have never expected: Norway is the all-time leader of medals for the Winter Olympics. Let’s just say that individuals in Norway grow up playing the event in the Winter Olympics. That it is a way of life, and not just merely a sport. It’s a country passion, therefore, this leads to their success in the Winter Olympics. It’s like Brazilians and soccer. Soccer is not a sport, but it’s a huge part of their lifestyle and life. You play it because it’s part of your country. It’s in their culture.