2014 Winter Olympics medal table

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Map displaying countries that won medals during 2014 Winter Olympics
World map showing the medal achievements of each country during the 2014 Winter Olympics
Legend:
  Gold represents countries that won at least one gold medal
  Silver represents countries that won at least one silver medal
  Bronze represents countries that won at least one bronze medal
  Red represents countries that did not win any medals
  Grey represents countries that did not participate

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event held in Sochi, Russia, from 7 February to 23 February. A total of 2,873 athletes from 88 nations participated in 98 events in 7 sports across 15 different disciplines.[1] Of all athletes, 187 of them representing 26 different countries won medals.[2] The Netherlands achieved four podium sweeps in the speed skating, dominating the men's 500 metres, men's 5,000 metres, men's 10,000 metres, and women's 1,500 metres, surpassing the previous record of two podium sweeps.[3] Host nation Russia matched the Soviet Union's 1976 achievement of thirteen gold medals[α] and achieved the leading position on the medal table,[5] making the 2014 Winter Games the fourth where the host nation topped the gold medal count.[β] Slovenia won its first gold medal in alpine skiing, in the first Winter Olympic gold medal tie.[9] Luger Armin Zöggeler of Italy became the first athlete to achieve six Winter Olympic medals over six consecutive games,[10] all achieved at the men's singles event.[11]

Speed skater Ireen Wüst from the Netherlands achieved five medals (two gold and three silver), more than any other athlete. Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen, and Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva tied for the most gold medals, with three each.[12]

Medal table

Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin and Lara Gut atop the podium
From left to right: Tina Maze of Slovenia (gold), Dominique Gisin of Switzerland (gold) and Lara Gut of Switzerland (bronze) atop the women's downhill alpine skiing podium in the first Winter Olympic gold medal tie.[13]
Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer and Jorrit Bergsma atop the podium with their Olympic medals
From left to right: Jan Blokhuijsen (silver), Sven Kramer (gold) and Jorrit Bergsma (bronze) with medals they earned in the men's 5,000 metres speed skating, one of the four podium sweeps by the Netherlands.[14]

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.

In the women's downhill event in alpine skiing, two gold medals were awarded for a first place tie. No silver medal was awarded for the event.[15] In the men's super-G alpine skiing, two bronze medals were awarded for a third place tie.[16]


  *   Host nation (Russia)

Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS)* 13 11 9 33
2  Norway (NOR) 11 5 10 26
3  Canada (CAN) 10 10 5 25
4  United States (USA) 9 7 12 28
5  Netherlands (NED) 8 7 9 24
6  Germany (GER) 8 6 5 19
7  Switzerland (SUI) 6 3 2 11
8  Belarus (BLR) 5 0 1 6
9  Austria (AUT) 4 8 5 17
10  France (FRA) 4 4 7 15
11  Poland (POL) 4 1 1 6
12  China (CHN) 3 4 2 9
13  South Korea (KOR) 3 3 2 8
14  Sweden (SWE) 2 7 6 15
15  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 4 2 8
16  Slovenia (SLO) 2 2 4 8
17  Japan (JPN) 1 4 3 8
18  Finland (FIN) 1 3 1 5
19  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 2 4
20  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
21  Slovakia (SVK) 1 0 0 1
22  Italy (ITA) 0 2 6 8
23  Latvia (LAT) 0 2 2 4
24  Australia (AUS) 0 2 1 3
25  Croatia (CRO) 0 1 0 1
26  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 1 1
Total (26 NOCs) 99 97 99 295

Possible medals table changing

On July 18, 2016, a report was published claiming that the Russian government had sanctioned the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics.[17]

On December 9, 2016, a World Anti-Doping Agency report [18] expanded upon the previous report and included the note that "Two [Russian] [sport] athletes, winners of 4 Sochi Olympic Gold medals, and a female Silver medal winner in [sport] had samples with salt readings that were physiologically impossible" and that "Twelve [Russian] medal winning athletes ... from 44 examined samples had scratches and marks on the inside of the caps of their B sample bottles, indicating tampering". If the reports result in disqualifications, the medal table may be updated.

In December, 2016, following the release of the McLaren report on Russian doping at the Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced the initiation of an investigation of 28 Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympic Games. La Gazzetta dello Sport reported the names of 17 athletes, of whom 15 are among the 28 under investigation.[19][20] The Russian team potentially could be stripped of up to 12 Olympic medals among these athletes alone.

Three ladies artistic skaters were named as being under investigation. They are Adelina Sotnikova, the singles gold medalist, as well as pairs skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Ksenia Stolbova. Volosozhar and Stolbova won gold and silver medals, respectively, in pairs skating. Both also won gold medals in the team event, which also puts the other eight team medalists at risk of losing their golds.

Six skiers were suspended from competition on the basis of the McLaren report: Evgeniy Belov, Alexander Legkov, Alexey Petukhov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, Yulia Ivanova and Evgenia Shapovalova. Legkov won a gold medal, and Vylegzhanin won three silver medals.

The International Biathlon Union suspended two biathletes who were in the Sochi games: Olga Vilukhina and Yana Romanova, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Vilukhina won silver in sprint, and both women were on a relay team that won the silver medal.

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation suspended four skeleton sliders. They are among the six athletes on the skeleton team: Nikita Tregubov, Alexander Tretyakov, Sergey Chudinov, Elena Nikitina, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsina. Tretyakov won a gold medal, and Nikitina won a bronze.

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Russia is legally considered to be the successor state of the Soviet Union.[4]
  2. ^ The gold medal counts were previously topped by host nations the United States in 1932,[6] Norway in 1952,[7] and Canada in 2010.[8]

References

General

  • "Sochi 2014 Medal count". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi Organising Committee). Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

Specific

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  4. ^ Bühler, Konrad G. (2001). State Succession and Membership in International Organisations. Legal Aspects of International Organisation Series. Volume 38. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. pp. 161–4. ISBN 9789041115539. 
  5. ^ "1976 Innsbruck". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "1932 Lake Placid Winter Games". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 8 August 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "1952 Oslo Winter Games". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics–Medals". ESPN. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Herman, Martyn (12 February 2014). "Maze amazes as she wins Slovenia's first gold". Reuters. Rosa Khutor, Russia. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Macur, Juliet (8 February 2014). "The Winning Formula of Luge’s ‘Old Man’". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Armin Zöggeler". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014 Sochi Winter Games". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Women's downhill results". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sochi 2014: Sven Kramer defends 5,000 m speed skating title". BBC Sport. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Pennington, Bill (12 February 2014). "In Women's Downhill, a Nice Round Historic Tie". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Alpine skiing — Men's super-G". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Russia May Face Olympics Ban as Doping Scheme Is Confirmed". New York Times. 18 July 2016. 
  18. ^ (PDF). 9 Dec 2016 https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/resources/files/mclaren_report_part_ii_2.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Ghiaccio, pattinaggio. Scandalo Sochi 2014. Sospetti sulla Sotnikova: Kostner d'argento?". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Milan, Italy. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  20. ^ "Media reported about the possible deprivation of the figure skater Sotnikova gold Sochi 2014". Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
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