Most NOC Double Podiums at a Winter Olympics

Canada has already had 3 events in Sochi in which they have put 2 of their athletes on the podium. We were asked if that is a record for Canada and it is – equalling 2006, when they also did it in 3 events – of course, that was for the entire Winter Olympics.

So we were wondering, how often has it happened that nations have put 2 or more athletes on a podium at a Winter Olympics? Turns out it has happened quite often – 404 times to be exact. So which nations have done it the most at a single Winter Olympics. Here’s the full list, led by the Soviet Union with 9 double+ podiums in 1988.

 

NOC Year ###
Soviet Union 1988 9
German Democratic Republic 1988 8
Soviet Union 1964 8
Soviet Union 1976 8
United States 2010 8
Unified Team 1992 7
German Democratic Republic 1984 7
United States 2002 7
Austria 1992 6
Germany 1992 6
Germany 1998 6
Norway 1924 6
Norway 1928 6
Norway 1994 6
Soviet Union 1980 6
Austria 2006 5
German Democratic Republic 1976 5
Germany 2002 5
Germany 2010 5
Norway 1952 5
Norway 1992 5
Russia 1994 5
Russia 1998 5
Soviet Union 1960 5
Soviet Union 1984 5
Austria 1998 4
German Democratic Republic 1972 4
German Democratic Republic 1980 4
Netherlands 1968 4
Netherlands 1998 4
Norway 1936 4
Norway 1948 4
Norway 1964 4
Norway 2006 4
Soviet Union 1956 4
United States 2006 4
Austria 1956 3
Austria 1964 3
Austria 1968 3
Austria 2002 3
Canada 2006 3
China 2006 3
Finland 1924 3
Finland 1952 3
Finland 1984 3
Great Britain 1908 3
Germany 1994 3
Germany 2006 3
Korea (South) 2006 3
Netherlands 1972 3
Norway 1972 3
Norway 1998 3
Switzerland 1988 3
Soviet Union 1968 3
Soviet Union 1972 3
United States 1932 3

 

In an earlier post we noted that there have been 39 medal sweeps by NOCs at the Winter Olympics. Its actually now 41, since the Netherlands swept men’s speed skating 500 and 5,000 metres in Sochi. Have any nations had 2, or more, medals sweeps at a single Winter Olympics? Turns out 2 is the record, done now 8 times, including the Netherlands in 2014.

 

NOC Year
German Democratic Republic 1972
German Democratic Republic 1984
Germany 1998
Netherlands 2014
Norway 1924
Norway 1928
Norway 1932
Soviet Union 1964

 

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