Olympic Medal Standings

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  1. USA-2577 (1031 golds) Summer-2322 Winter-254 Dominant Sports-Track and Field-759 (88% of top 3), Swimming-489 (65% of top 3) (Diving-128 (63% of top 3), Figure Skating-47 (51% of top 3), snowboarding-19 (50% of top 3), basketball-24 (56% of top 3), Shooting-103 (49% of top 3) boxing-108 (49% of top 3) Rowing-84 (44% of top 3)
  2. Soviet Union-1204 (473 golds) Summer-1010 Winter-194 Dominant Sports-Gymnastics-193 (51% of top 3), weightlifting-62 (42% of top 3)
  3. Germany-899 (282 golds) Summer-684 Winter-209 Dominant Sports-Luge-31 (40% of top 3), Biathalon-43 (47% of top 3)
  4. France-787 (238 golds) Summer-693 Winter-156 Dominant Sports-Cycling-93 (42% of top 3)
  5. Great Britain-771 (226 golds) Summer-746 Winter-25 Dominant Sports-Tennis-40 (43% of top 3)
  6. Italy-658 (240 golds) Summer-549 Winter-109
  7. Sweden-621 (194 golds) Summer-489 Winter-129
  8. East Germany-519 (192 golds) Summer-409 Winter-100
  9. Hungary-478 (162 golds) Summer-472 Winter-6 Dominant Sports- Water Polo-15 (44% of top 3)
  10. Finland-464 (147 golds) Summer- 308 Winter-156
  11. Other Notables
  12. Norway-453 Summer-150 Winter-(First) -303 Dominant Sports- Cross Country Skiing-96 (41% of top 3), Nordic Combined-26 (50% of top 3)
  13. Australia-448 Summer-(Ninth)-439 Winter-9
  14. China-429 Summer-385 Winter-44 Dominant Sports-Table Tennis(45% of top 3), badminton-30 (46% of top 3)
  15. Canada-408 Summer-263 Winter-(Seventh)-145 Dominant Sports-Ice Hockey-18 (42% of top 3), Curling-8 (47% of top 3)
  16. Switzerland-325 Summer-198 Winter-Ninth-127 Dominant Sports-Bobsledding-30 (42% of top 3)
  17. Austria-307 Summer-106 Winter-(Fourth)-201 Dominant Sports-Alpine Skiing-105 (51% of top 3)
Author Comments: 

best sports pertain only to event categories in which country leads in medal count and exceeds 40% of the combined medal total of the top 3 competing countries.

*Obviously countries that excel in the winter games are at a marked disadvantage in overall medal count ranking due to the lower number of total medals offered