2006 Winter Olympics medal table

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Victory ceremony at Medals Plaza

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to February 26, 2006. A total of 2,508 athletes representing 80 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) (+3 from 2002 Olympics) participated in 84 events (+6 from 2002) from 15 different sports and disciplines (unchanged from 2002).[1]

Athletes from 26 NOCs won at least one medal, and athletes from 18 of these NOCs secured at least one gold.[1] Germany won the highest number of gold medals (11) and led in overall medals (29) for the third consecutive Games. Latvia and Slovakia won the first medals in their Winter Olympic history.[2]

Speed skater Cindy Klassen of Canada won five medals (one gold, two silver and two bronze) and was the most medalled athlete at the Games. Biathlete Michael Greis of Germany and short track speed skaters Ahn Hyun Soo and Jin Sun-Yu, both of South Korea, tied for the most gold medals, with three.[3]

Changes in medal standings[edit]

One athlete was stripped of an Olympic medal during these Games.[4] Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva won a silver medal in the 15 km race, but tested positive for carphedon and lost her medal. Germany's Martina Glagow was given the silver medal and fellow Russian Albina Akhatova won the bronze.[5]

Medal table[edit]

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.[1] 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 nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the Sort both.gif icon next to the column title.

   *   Host nation (Italy)

1 Germany (GER)1112629
2 United States (USA)99725
3 Austria (AUT)97723
4 Russia (RUS)86822
5 Canada (CAN)710724
6 Sweden (SWE)72514
7 South Korea (KOR)63211
8 Switzerland (SUI)54514
9 Italy (ITA)*50611
10 France (FRA)3249
 Netherlands (NED)3249
12 Estonia (EST)3003
13 Norway (NOR)28919
14 China (CHN)24511
15 Czech Republic (CZE)1214
16 Croatia (CRO)1203
17 Australia (AUS)1012
18 Japan (JPN)1001
19 Finland (FIN)0639
20 Poland (POL)0112
21 Belarus (BLR)0101
 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Slovakia (SVK)0101
25 Ukraine (UKR)0022
26 Latvia (LAT)0011
Total (26 NOCs)848484252

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Turin 2006". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2006-02-26). "Germany, U.S. finish 1-2, many nations share wealth in Turin medals race". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Great Olympic performances". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ "2006–Winter Olympics XX (Torino, Italy)". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Russian athlete stripped of medal". BBC Sports. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 

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