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.
|German Democratic Republic||1988||8|
|German Democratic Republic||1984||7|
|German Democratic Republic||1976||5|
|German Democratic Republic||1972||4|
|German Democratic Republic||1980||4|
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.
|German Democratic Republic||1972|
|German Democratic Republic||1984|