DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Norway has won the most medals at the Winter Olympics? According to a 2018 medal count, after the 2018 Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang, South Korea, Norway has won a total of 329 out of 2,800 Winter Olympic gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded over the years. Even the athlete with the most winter medals is from Norway too. Ole Einar Bjørndalen also known as King of Biathlon is a Norwegian biathlon who has won 13 medals including his 8 gold medals. The first Winter Olympic Games held in France in 1924 or what they originally called "International Sports Week” was held between January 25 and February 5 of 1924. There were 247 men and 11 women athletes from 16 nations to compete in all 18 events. After the oath-taking, the athletes marched in a parade together with their respective teams from the Chamonix’s City Hall to the ice skating rink of the Olympics.
Over the years, the sports and events in the Olympics have changed. Some were removed from the list while there were revived games. There were changes with participating countries as well. If you have watched the previous 2018 Winter Olympics, 92 different countries all over the world participated and over 40 countries have won at least one medal. Other countries with the most number of Winter Olympic medals include the United States with 282 medals, Germany with 228, Austria with 218, and the Soviet Union with 194.
PyeongChang 2018 is the official app for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. With this app, you will be able to follow the Games, including the Olympic Torch Relay, as well as access live results and daily news.
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