2014 Winter Olympics Medal Count

2014 Winter Olympics

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2014 Sochi Olympics Medal Standings (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

Results as of February 13th:

1. Germany – 10 (7,2,1)
2. Canada – 10 (4,4,2)
3. Norway – 13 (4,3,6)
4. Netherlands – 12 (4,3,5)
5. United States – 12 (4,2,6)
6. Switzerland – 4 (3,0,1)
7. Russia – 11 (2,5,4)
8. China – 3 (2,1,0)
9. France – 4 (2,0,2)
10. Poland – 2 (2,0,0)
11. Austria – 5 (1,4,0)
12. Slovenia – 4 (1,1,2)
13. South Korea – 2 (1,0,1)
14. Belarus – 1 (1,0,0)
14. Slovakia – 1 (1,0,0)
16. Sweden – 5 (0,5,1)
17. Czech Republic – 3 (0,2,1)
17. Italy – 3 (0,2,1)
17. Japan – 3 (0,2,1)
20. Australia – 1 (0,1,0)
20. Finland – 1 (0,1,0)
22. Latvia – 2 (0,0,2)
23. Great Britain – 1 (0,0,1)
23. Ukraine – 1 (0,0,1)

There are few events that unite the world like the Olympics do. It’s rare to that we get people from all across the globe to pay attention to the same event. It’s especially crazy when you consider that it’s sports that’s uniting them. For many of the casual fans, sports aren’t even on the radar except for every two years when the Olympics roll around. Maybe it’s just that we’re trained to pay attention to the games because of their historical significance, or maybe they’re truly captivating to people?

Some people like the Olympics because all the hub-bub from team sports is removed. We don’t have teams buying championships and we don’t have divas distracting fans with their actions away from the game. The Olympics are purely about the best athletes in the world competing for gold medals. Most of the BS gets cut out along the way and a lot of people appreciate that.

The Olympics are mainly about individual performances and the sports themselves. Many of the athletes have great stories behind their careers and many have put their entire lives into training for the games. For the athletes that don’t have major sports leagues to join, the games act as their Super Bowl. Here’s to hoping that the Olympic spirit stays alive forever.


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