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The 2018 Winter Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang County (stylized as PyeongChang for the games), South Korea, from 9–25 February 2018. The games featured 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Four new disciplines in existing sports were introduced to the Winter Olympic programme in PyeongChang, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.[1]

The Netherlands achieved a podium sweep in speed skating, in the women's 3,000 metres.[2] Norway achieved a podium sweep in cross-country skiing, in the men's 30 km skiathlon.[3] Germany achieved a podium sweep in nordic combined, in the individual large hill/10 km.[4] At the 2018 Winter Olympics, athletes were tied in three events. In the women's 10 km cross-country skiing, two bronze medals were awarded due to a tie. In the two-man bobsleigh, two gold medals and no silver medal were awarded due to a tie.[5] In the four-man bobsleigh, two silver medals and no bronze medal were awarded due to a tie.

Going in, Canada held the record for most gold medals won at a single Winter Olympics with 14, which it won in Vancouver in 2010. This mark was equalled by both Norway and Germany at these Olympics. Norway set the record for most total medals at a single Winter Olympics with 39, surpassing the 37 medals of the United States won at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6] The mark of 30 NOCs winning medals is the highest for any Winter Olympic Games. Hungary won its first Winter Olympic gold medal ever.[7] Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen (two gold, one silver, and two bronze) achieved five medals, more than any other athlete. With 15 medals, she became the most decorated athlete in Winter Olympics history.[8] Swedish cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla finished with four medals (one gold, three silver), as did her compatriot and fellow cross-country skier Stina Nilsson (one gold, two silvers, one bronze) and Russian cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov (three silver, one bronze) who was competing for the Olympic Athletes from Russia at the 2018 Olympics.[9] Norwegian cross-country skier Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and French biathlete Martin Fourcade tied for the most gold medals, with three each.[10] Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic became the first female Winter Olympian to achieve a gold medal in two separate sports at a single Games, winning in both alpine skiing and snowboarding.[11]

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Medal tableEdit

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If there is still a tie after that, then the nations shared the tied rank and are listed alphabetically according to their NOC code.

  *   Host nation (South Korea)[12]

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway (NOR)14141139
2  Germany (GER)1410731
3  Canada (CAN)1181029
4  United States (USA)98623
5  Netherlands (NED)86620
6  Sweden (SWE)76114
7  South Korea (KOR)*58417
8  Switzerland (SUI)56415
9  France (FRA)54615
10  Austria (AUT)53614
11  Japan (JPN)45413
12  Italy (ITA)32510
13  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)26917
14  Czech Republic (CZE)2237
15  Belarus (BLR)2103
16  China (CHN)1629
17  Slovakia (SVK)1203
18  Finland (FIN)1146
19  Great Britain (GBR)1045
20  Poland (POL)1012
21  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Ukraine (UKR)1001
23  Australia (AUS)0213
24  Slovenia (SLO)0112
25  Belgium (BEL)0101
26  New Zealand (NZL)0022
  Spain (ESP)0022
28  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
  Liechtenstein (LIE)0011
Totals (30 NOCs)103102102307

Changes in medal standingsEdit

Ruling date Sport/Event Athlete (NOC)       Total Comment
List of official changes in medal standings (during the Games)
22 February 2018 Curling
Mixed doubles
  Alexander Krushelnitskiy (OAR) DSQ −1 −1 On 18 February 2018, it was reported that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitskiy failed a doping test for meldonium.[13][14] After the testing of the B sample, the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that they were instituting the formal proceedings.[15] On 22 February 2018, Krushelnitskiy and his partner Anastasia Bryzgalova were stripped of their bronze medals in the mixed doubles.[16] The bronze medals were then awarded to the Norwegian mixed curling team, who had lost the bronze medal game to Krushelnitskiy and Bryzgalova.[17]
   (NOR) +1 +1

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winter Olympics: Big air, mixed curling among new 2018 events". BBC Sport. 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Mighty Dutch fire ominous warning by sweeping podium". 10 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018 – via Reuters.
  3. ^ NEWS, KYODO. "Olympics: Krueger takes gold as Norway sweeps men's skiathlon podium". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Rydzek leads Nordic combined podium sweep for Germany at Pyeongchang 2018". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Winter Olympics: Canada and Germany share two-man bobsleigh gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  6. ^ Henley, Jon (25 February 2018). "'Born with skis on': Norway celebrates Winter Olympics medal record". the Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Hungary wins first-ever Winter Olympics gold with 5,000-meter short track relay victory". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Bjoergen dominates in last Olympic race, wins 5th medal". 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
  9. ^ Tansey, Joe. "2018 Olympics: Athletes and Countries with Most Medals from Pyeongchang Games". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ Gallagher, Jack (25 February 2018). "From start to finish, Pyeongchang Olympics entertained and showcased splendid collection of global athletes". Retrieved 25 February 2018 – via Japan Times Online.
  11. ^ Falkingham, Katie (24 February 2018). "Winter Olympics: History-maker Ester Ledecka wins gold in two sports". BBC. Archived from the original on 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Medal Standings". Pyeongchang 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Russian curling bronze medallist suspected of failed drugs test at Winter Olympics". The Telegraph. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  14. ^ Butler, Nick (18 February 2018). "Russian mixed doubles curling Olympic bronze medallist fails drugs test". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  15. ^ "New case registered by the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Pyeongchang" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping". BBC. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Curling – Final Standings Mixed Doubles – Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 22 February 2018.