Winter Olympics 2022 medal table: Latest count puts Norway in the lead

Norway are the favourites to top the Beijing Winter Olympic medal table but face competition from USA, Canada, Germany and even the hosts China

Sports Staff
Thursday 17 February 2022 16:19 GMT
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The Winter Olympics 2022 medal table is up for grabs in Beijing and Norway are the favourites to top the charts once more, having pipped Germany to top spot four years ago in Pyeongchang. Both nations won 14 gold medals in Korea, but Norway’s greater total of 39 medals overall gave them the edge over Germany, who won 31.

Norway are the kings of skiing and will again be looking to dominate on snow, with sights set on a similar medal tally once more. Germany meanwhile are the masters of sliding, embodied by their bobsleigh master Francesco Friedrich, a 13-time world champion. They will have plenty of competition at the top of the medal table, however, especially from USA, Canada and ROC (the Russian Olympic Committee).

Hosts China will also hope to be high up the table having finished only 16th in Korea with just one gold medal. This time they have invested heavily, signing up one of the world’s biathlon legends to coach their teams and coaxing American freeski star Eilieen Gu to represent them.

Beyond Germany and Norway, Europe’s main talent resides in the mountains of Sweden and the ice of Netherlands, who have turned themselves in speed skating specialists over the years. Meanwhile Team GB are hoping to match their efforts in Sochi and Pyeongchang from where they brought home five medals each.

Here is the Winter Olympic medal table (updated 4pm GMT, 17 February):

Top 10 countries🥇🥈🥉Total
1 Norway147829
2 Germany107522
3 United States88521
4 Sweden74415
5 China74213
6 Austria67417
7 Netherlands65415
8 Switzerland61512
9 ROC591226

10 France





11 Canada451120
12 Japan35917
13 Italy27716
14 South Korea2417
15 Slovenia2327
16 Finland1236
17 Australia1214
18 New Zealand1102
19 Hungary1023
20 Czech Republic1012
21 Slovakia1001
22 Belarus0202
23 Spain0101
23 Ukraine0101
25 Belgium0011
25 Estonia0011
25 Latvia0011
25 Poland0011
- Great Britain0000

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