Netherlands Speed Skating Medal Sweeps

Once again, the Netherlands swept the medals in the men’s 10,000 metres speed skating, giving the Dutchmen their 4th medal sweep at the Sochi Olympics. How does this rank all-time?

Well, it’s a Winter Olympic record. No other nation has ever swept more than 2 events at a single Winter Olympics. Overall, it’s a little behind the Summer Olympic record of 57, set by the United States in 1904 – that record will likely last for awhile. On the other hand, the early Olympics were very different than what we have now.

Looking at Olympics only since WW2, this is the most medals sweeps by one nation since the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) swept 6 events at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Here is the list of all nations with 2 or more medal sweeps at a Winter Olympics, and 4 or more at the Summer Olympics.

Year NOC Ssn Sweeps
2014 Netherlands W 4
1924 Norway W 2
1928 Norway W 2
1932 Norway W 2
1964 Soviet Union W 2
1972 German Demo. Rep. W 2
1984 German Demo. Rep. W 2
1998 Germany W 2
1904 United States S 57
1908 Great Britain S 15
1900 France S 11
1900 United States S 9
1920 United States S 8
1932 United States S 8
1924 United States S 7
1912 Sweden S 6
1952 United States S 6
1956 United States S 6
1968 United States S 6
1980 German Demo. Rep. S 6
1912 United States S 5
1980 Soviet Union S 5
1936 United States S 4
1948 United States S 4
1960 Soviet Union S 4
1960 United States S 4
1964 United States S 4
1976 United States S 4

One other thing to note is that the Netherlands had only previously swept one Olympic event, the 1998 men’s speed skating 10K.

The Points Table – Day Ten

Only 5 sets of medals decided but the results that arrived could mark a turning point in the fortunes of the top 3 nations. Russia’s lead extended to 24 points and the USA has closed to within a point of 2nd place Norway. No speed skating means no points for Holland so Canada moves up to 4th place.

The scoring table is as follows;
1st 8 points
2nd 7
3rd 6
4th 5
5th 4
6th 3
7th 2
8th 1
If countries are level on points their single best result is the tiebreak

Rank Nation Points Tie breaker
1 RUS 216
2 NOR 192
3 USA 191
4 CAN 165
5 NED 156
6 GER 155
7 CHN 106
8 AUT 97
9 SUI 96
10 ITA 91
11 SWE 86
12 JPN 82
13 FRA 74
14 CZE 62
15 SLO 54
16 POL 53
17 BLR 47
18 FIN 39
19 AUS 37
20 KOR 32
21 LAT 28
22 GBR 27
23 KAZ 19
24 UKR 17
25 SVK 15
26 CRO 7
28 BEL 5 4th
28 ESP 5 4th
29 BUL 4
30 HUN 2

Ice Hockey Shots on Goal at the Winter Olympics

With the United States’ women currently dismantling Sweden, ahead 5-0 after two periods, with 51 shots on goal, to only 6 for Sweden, one might wonder what is the most shots on goal in an Olympic ice hockey game.

Officially, this stat has only been kept since 1992 at the Winter Olympics so we don’t have full details. Women have only played ice hockey at the Olympics since 1998 so we do have full details for them. For men we will present the list since 1992 below, but also list the best records for goalie saves – we do have that information prior to 1998 for almost all Olympic ice hockey matches. Note that one of the official bests for men was in a losing effort.

Please note that in 1964 the Soviet Union defeated Germany 10-0, with German goalie Ulli Jansen recording 95 saves. So the USSR had at least 105 shots on goal in that match.

Here are the numbers:

Most Shots on Goal, Game, Team, Women (since 1998)

SOG Match
71 United States (2002 vs. China) (12-1)
70 United States (2014 vs. Sweden) (6-1)
70 Canada (2002 vs. Sweden) (11-0)
69 Canada (2014 vs. Switzerland) (5-0)
67 Canada (2010 vs. Slovakia) (18-0)
66 Canada (2002 vs. Kazakhstan) (7-0)
66 Canada (2006 vs. Italy) (16-0)
64 Canada (1998 vs. Japan) (13-0)
62 Canada (2010 vs. Switzerland) (10-1)
61 United States (2010 vs. China) (12-1)
60 Canada (2002 vs. Russia) (7-0)
60 United States (2006 vs. Germany) (5-0)

 

Most Shots on Goal, Game, Team, Men (since 1992)

SOG Match
55 Unified Team (1992 vs. Norway) (8-1)
55 Unified Team (1992 vs. United States (5-2)
55 Switzerland (2002 vs. Austria) (lost 4-1)
52 Unified Team (1992 vs. Canada) (5-4)
51 Unified Team (1992 vs. France) (8-0)
51 Canada (2002 vs. Belarus) (7-1)
51 Finland (1994 vs. Austria) (6-2)
50 Canada (2006 vs. Italy) (7-2)
50 Finland (2006 vs. Italy) (6-0)
50 Russia (2006 vs. Kazakhstan) (1-0)
50 Czech Republic (2010 vs. Latvia) (3-2)
49 United States (2002 vs. Russia) (3-2)
49 Canada (2006 vs. Finland) (lost 0-4)

 

Most Goalie Saves, Game, Individual, Men

Saves Match
95 Ulli Jansen (GER-1964 vs. Soviet Union)
88 Gérard Rigolet (SUI-1964 vs. Soviet Union)
87 René Kiener (SUI-1964 vs. Czechoslovakia)
85 Vittorio Bolla (ITA-1964 vs. Romania)
83 Ulli Jansen (GER-1964 vs. Finland)
78 Vittorio Bolla (ITA-1964 vs. Poland)
73 Anton Jože Gale (YUG-1964 vs. Canada)
73 Atanas Iliev (BUL-1976 vs. Czechoslovakia)
71 Sean Burke (CAN-1992 vs. Unified Team)
66 Toshiei Honma (JPN-1960 vs. Canada)

And here are the top 10 bests for most total SOG by 2 teams in a women’s match at the Winter Olympics:

SOG Match
92 (70-22) Canada d. Sweden (2002)
83 (69-14) Canada d. Switzerland (2014)
82 (53-29) Switzerland d. Italy (2006)
81 (71-10) United States d. China (2002)
79 (70-9) United States d. Sweden (2014)
78 (45-33) Switzerland d. Slovakia (2010)
77 (66-11) Canada d. Kazakhstan (2002)
76 (67-9) Canada d. Slovakia (2010)
74 (62-12) Canada d. Switzerland (2010)
72 (54-18) Canada d. Finland (2002)
72 (41-31) Russia d. China (2002)
72 (60-12) United States d. Germany (2006)

Winter Olympic Weather Problems

With the fog postponing the men’s 15 km biathlon (twice now) and the men’s snowboarding boarder-cross, you may wonder how this has happened previously at the Winter Olympics. Hopefully, by now, it will not surprise that we have that answer.

The Olympic Winter Games are far more subject to event postponements, and occasionally even cancellations, due to weather conditions, because of the nature of the sports and events. Numerous Winter Olympic events have been affected. In fact in 1932 the bobsledding was completed after the Closing Ceremony because of weather delays. The first table below contains general weather problems that affected the Winter Olympics, or the preparations for then, while the second table below contains specific postponements, cancellations, or events significantly affected by weather.

 

Year Site Problems
1924 Chamonix Rain one week before Olympics turned the ice skating oval into a lake but cold weather just before the Games restored proper ice conditions.
1928 St. Moritz The föhn (a tradewind coming down the leeward side of a mountain) brought sudden patches of very warm weather  one of which forced cancellation of the 10K speed skating.
1932 Lake Placid Warm weather before the Games forced the OCOG to haul in snow for the Nordic events but a severe storm on the day of the Opening Ceremony restored snow conditions.
1956 Cortina No snow fell in Cortina for 24 days before the Games but as military personnel were hauling in snow from the mountains the town was hit with a 36 cm (14 in) snowfall just before the Games opened.
1964 Innsbruck So little snow had fallen in Innsbruck that the Austrian Army brought in ice bricks for the sliding courses and had 60K cubic metres of snow applied to the courses. No snow fell during the Games and rain further hampered conditions.
1968 Grenoble Warm weather softened the sliding courses so that bobsled and luge runs had to be postponed and the fourth runs of the men's and women's luge were eventually cancelled.
1980 Lake Placid Little snow had fallen in the area forcing the OCOG to move the men's cross-country events to the women's 5 and 10 km courses. Snow flurries fell in the 3 days preceding the Games.
1984 Sarajevo Severe snow and high winds forced the postponement of many of the Alpine skiing events.
1988 Calgary High winds caused postponements of Alpine skiing/ bobsled/luge events. The bobsled track also softened during the final week.
1998 Nagano Many Alpine skiing and snowboarding events were postponed by combinations of snow/fog/hail conditions. A 5.0 earthquake hit Nagano on 21 February during the first run of the men's slalom but no damage occurred and the event was not postponed.
2002 Salt Lake Heavy winds caused postponement of women's downhill and the adjustment of the order of the women's combined.
2006 Torino Heavy snow/fog/winds caused postponement of many of the events.
2010 Vancouver Snow had to be hauled in for the freestyle and snowboarding courses which were near the coast. Warm weather and fog caused postponement of bobsledding/Nordic combined/ski jumping and snowboarding. Heavy snow and fog caused postponements of several Alpine events at Whistler.

 

Year Spt X Evt Notes
1984 ASK M DH Postponed three times and seven days because of heavy snows.
1984 ASK F DH Postponed twice and five days because of snow and fog.
1988 ASK M DH Postponed one day because of heavy winds.
1988 ASK F DH Postponed one day because of heavy winds.
1988 ASK F KB Postponed one day because of weather.
1992 ASK F SG Postponed one day because of rain and soft snow.
1998 ASK M DH Postponed by weather three times from its originally scheduled date of 8 February.
1998 ASK M GS Postponed one day because of heavy snow.
1998 ASK M SL Earthquake occurred in Nagano (level 5.0) during Run 1 but had no real effect on the competition.
1998 ASK F DH Postponed two days by weather twice from its originally scheduled date of 14 February.
1998 ASK F SG Heavy snow postponed this event one day from its scheduled date of 10 February.
1998 ASK F KB Postponed one day because of poor weather.
2002 ASK F DH Postponed one day from 11 February because of heavy winds.
2002 ASK F KB The downhill was postponed because of heavy winds so the slalom runs were conducted first.
2006 ASK M SG The event was stopped after 15 skiers because of snow. The results were cancelled and the event re-run two days later.
2006 ASK F SG Postponed one day from 19 February because of snow.
2006 ASK F KB Postponed one day from 17 February because of snow . The event order was changed and the slalom runs were conducted first.
2010 ASK M DH Postponed two days twice from 13 February.
2010 ASK M GS Delayed two days from 21 February because of scheduling problems with other events delayed.
2010 ASK M SK Postponed five days from 16 February due to heavy snow.
2010 ASK F GS Start postponed two days from 22 February because of scheduling problems with other events delayed. Second run cancelled on 24 February and re-scheduled to 25 February because of snow and fog.
2010 ASK F SK Postponed four days from 14 February.
1968 BIA M Relay Originally scheduled for the morning – postponed until the afternoon because of fog.
1972 BIA M 20K Originally scheduled for 8 February – the event was cancelled after 35 skiers had started because of a snow storm – and moved to the next day.
1998 BIA M 10K The event was started on 17 February but postponed to the next day because snow and fog made the shooting targets almost impossible to see.
1928 BOB M 4/5 Originally planned for 16 and 17 February but postponed to 18 February due to poor weather conditions. Eventually only two runs were contested.
1932 BOB M 4 The 4-man event was originally scheduled for 11-12 February but was postponed two days by a snowstorm which necessitated this event being completed after the Closing Ceremony.
1936 BOB M 2 Originally scheduled for 11-12 February but start postponed after the four-man had to be postponed three days because of weather conditions.
1936 BOB M 4 Originally scheduled for 8-9 February but start postponed three days because rain and snowfall had prevented training on the track.
1948 BOB M 4 On 6 February Run 2 was started but a pipe broke – flooding the course – and the run was stopped – and re-started the next day.
1964 BOB M 2 Run 3 started before dawn to avoid snow melting.
1968 BOB M 2 Originally scheduled for 7 and 8 February  but postponed to 8 and 11 February due to poor weather conditions.
1968 BOB M 4 Originally scheduled for 14 and 15 February but postponed to 16 February because of poor weather conditions. The final two runs were eventually cancelled.
1988 BOB M 2 Second run started on 20 February at 0910 but cancelled because of high winds and re-run the next day.
1998 BOB M 4 Second run cancelled because of poor weather conditions.
2002 BOB M 2 Start delayed by five minutes due to preparations.
2010 BOB M 2 Start delayed to later in the day because of warm weather.
1948 CCS M 50K Originally set to start at 0800 but rescheduled due to cold.
2006 FRS F Aerial Final round start delayed 40 minutes because of fog. Qualifying round postponed 2 days from 19 February because of snow.
1948 FSK M Singles Originally scheduled for 4 February but postponed to the next day due to melting ice conditions.
1948 FSK F Singles Originally scheduled to end on 4 February but postponed for melting ice conditions.
1948 FSK F Singles Originally scheduled for 5 February but schedule moved back a day due to ice conditions on 4 February.
1948 FSK X Pairs Originally scheduled for 6 February but schedule moved back a day due to ice conditions on 4 February.
1948 ICH M Games Originally scheduled for 3 February at Eisstadion but postponed one day due to warm weather and melting ice.
1948 ICH M Games Originally scheduled for 4 February at Palace Hotel but postponed one day due to weather.
1968 LUG M Singles Fourth run cancelled because of weather conditions.
1968 LUG F Singles Fourth run cancelled because of weather conditions.
1988 LUG F Singles Second day runs postponed one day because of high winds.
2002 NCO M Team Postponed two days from 14 February because of high winds.
2006 NCO M Team Postponed one day from 14 February and held over two days because of high winds.
2010 NCO M LH Event delayed one hour because of fog on the jumping hill.
1988 SKJ M Team Postponed six days from 18 February because of snow.
2002 SKJ M NH Postponed two days from 8 February due to heavy wind and snow.
1998 SNB F GS Postponed one day because of heavy snow.
2010 SNB F BX Start delayed 3:05 because of overnite rains/fog on the course/poor visibility.
1928 SSK M 10K Competition was stopped by the referee during the fifth pair and officially annulled due to ice conditions.

Notes from the OlyMADMan – 17 February 2014 – Olympic Day #11

USA Yesterday at the Olympics

  • Andrew Weibrecht won a silver medal in the men’s Super-G, followed by Bode Miller, who won a bronze medal by tieing for third. This set the following new USA records and bests:
  • Bode Miller – 6 medals – 2nd all-time in WOG Alpine skiing – behind Kjetil André Aamodt with 8. He is tied with two women, Janica Kostelić (CRO) and Anja Pärson (SWE)
  • Miller is also 2nd all-time among men in Alpine skiing, trailing only Aamodt
  • He is #1 among USA in Alpine skiing, for both men and overall
  • Miller moves into =2nd all-time at WOG for USA Olympians with 6 medals, tieing Bonnie Blair. He is also 2nd all-time at WOG for USA male Olympians. They both trail Apolo Anton Ohno with 8.
  • Miller is now the oldest medalist in WOG Alpine skiing at 36-127 (years/days) surpassing Aamodt who was 34-170 in 2006 .
  • Weibrecht becomes 4th American male, and 12th overall, with 2 or more medals in WOG Alpine skiing.
  • This is the 6th USA Alpine skiing multi-medal podium at WOG – after 1964 men’s slalom, 1984 men’s slalom, 1984 women’s giant slalom, 2010 men’s Super-G, and 2010 women’s downhill.
  • It is the 44th USA multi-medal podium at WOG overall – we had 41 coming into Sochi and in 2014 have already had women’s snowboarding halfpipe and men’s freestyle slopestyle (a sweep).
  • Our best at previous WOG for multi-medal podiums is 7 in 2010 and 2002, with 4 in 2006, and 3 in 1932.
  • In men’s hockey, the United States defeated Slovenia 5-1, with Phil Kessel scoring a hat trick with 3 goals. Here are the records for most USA goals in a game in men’s ice hockey:

Most Goals, USA, Game, Individual, Men

8        Tony Conroy (1920, vs. Switzerland)

7        Joe McCormick (1920, vs. Switzerland)

7        Larry McCormick (1920, vs. Czechoslovakia)

6        Herb Drury (1920, vs. Switzerland)

6        Francis “Moose” Goheen (1920, vs. Switzerland)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Sweden)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Belgium)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. France)

6        Herb Drury (1924, vs. Great Britain)

6        Clarence “Taffy” Abel (1924, vs. Sweden)

6        Clarence “Taffy” Abel (1924, vs. France)

 

Since 1948

5        6 athletes in 1948

4        5 athletes in 1948

4        Bob Rompre (1952, vs. Finland)

4        Dick Douherty (1956, vs. Czechoslovakia)

4        Bill Cleary (1960, vs. Germany)

4        Rog Christian (1960, vs. Czechoslovakia)

 

Last Hat Tricks

3        John LeClair (2002, vs. Finland)

3        Pat LaFontaine (1984, vs. Austria)

3        Stephen Sertich (1976, vs. Yugoslavia)

 

USA Today at the Olympics

  • Alpine Skiing – Women’s Giant Slalom – The USA has won this event 3 times – Andi Mead-Lawrence (1952), Debbie Armstrong (1984), and Julia Mancuso (2006). Mancuso is, of course, back for another shot at this along with Mikaela Shiffrin. That is the most wins in the event, tied with Switzerland. We have 7 medals in the event, trailing only Austria’s 8 (although they have never won gold), and equal to Switzerland, who also have 7. Our 7 medals have been won by 7 different athletes. Our best finish in Vancouver was 8th by Mancuso.
  • Nordic Combined – Men’s Large Hill Individual – In this format, this event has only been held once before, in Vancouver. Prior to 2010, the two individual Nordic combined events were labelled “Individual” and “Sprint,” but this was changed in Vancouver to “Normal Hill” and “Large Hill.” Whatever the designation, we did quite well in Vancouver in this event, with Bill Demong winning gold and Johnny Spillane silver. This followed Spillane’s other individual silver on the Normal Hill in 2010. These were our first ever medals in Nordic Combined, and this was followed a few days later by a silver in the team competition.
  • Speed Skating – Men’s 10,000 metres – The USA has 3 medals in this event, with 2 gold medals. The golds came in 1932 by Irving Jaffee and 1980 by Eric Heiden. The other medal was a silver by Chad Hedrick in 2006. In Vancouver Jonathan Kuck was 8th and Ryan Bedford 12th. Our 3 USA medals are 5th in the national medal list, which is led by Norway and the Netherlands, both with 17, with the Netherlands having 6 gold, and Norway 4. Sweden has also won 5 golds.
  • Short-Track Speed Skating – Women’s Relay – The USA has no horse in this race, unfortunately, as they did not qualify for the event.

 

This Day at the Olympics

395 Olympians were born

57 Olympians died

99 Olympic events were held

 

USA Births and Death on this Day at the Olympics

Born

Date Name Sport Years
17 Feb 1880 Theodore Gross GYM 1904
17 Feb 1883 George Cooke FTB 1904
17 Feb 1883 Willard Schrader GYM 1904
17 Feb 1900 Paul Krempel GYM 1920-28
17 Feb 1903 Carl Mose ART 1928
17 Feb 1905 John Huffman FEN 1928-36
17 Feb 1906 Emmett Swanson SHO 1948-52
17 Feb 1909 Frank Spain ICH 1936
17 Feb 1910 Dallas Bixler GYM 1932
17 Feb 1910 James Crockett FTB 1936
17 Feb 1923 Polly Craus FEN 1952
17 Feb 1924 Eugene Rogers SWI 1948
17 Feb 1925 Ken Wiesner ATH 1952
17 Feb 1934 Cy Cromwell ROW 1964
17 Feb 1945 Daniel Cantillon FEN 1968
17 Feb 1947 Mattiline Render ATH 1972
17 Feb 1952 Insook Bhushan TTN 1988-92
17 Feb 1953 Aaron Herman ROW 1972
17 Feb 1955 Kent Weigle FSK 1976
17 Feb 1958 Karen Lende O'Connor EQU 1988-12
17 Feb 1959 Rowdy Gaines SWI 1984
17 Feb 1961 Debra Richardson BVO 1996
17 Feb 1963 Michael Jordan BAS 1984-92
17 Feb 1965 Libbie Hickman ATH 2000
17 Feb 1967 Joe Greene ATH 1992-96
17 Feb 1968 Celita Schutz JUD 1996-04
17 Feb 1970 Yari Allnutt FTB 1992
17 Feb 1970 Tommy Moe ASK 1992-98
17 Feb 1972 Lloy Ball VOL 1996-08
17 Feb 1983 Elliot Hovey ROW 2008-12
17 Feb 1987 Amy Rodriguez FTB 2008-12
17 Feb 1987 Megan Sweeney LUG 2010

 

Died

Date Name Sport Years
17 Feb 1927 Frank Lane ATH 1896
17 Feb 1928 Frederick Kaiser ATH 1912
17 Feb 1968 Marquard Schwarz SWI 1904-06
17 Feb 1981 Al Fitch ATH 1936
17 Feb 1991 Sid Hinds SHO 1924
17 Feb 1994 Gretchen Fraser ASK 1948
17 Feb 1994 Frederick Weber FEN/MOP 1936
17 Feb 2009 Mike Whitmarsh BVO 1996
17 Feb 2012 Frank Sanders Jr. ICH 1972

 

Previous USA Winter Olympic Medals on this Day

Medalist Sport X Event Medal Date
USA Team BOB M Four Gold 17 Feb 1928
USA Team BOB M Four Silver 17 Feb 1928
Jennison Heaton SKE M Skeleton Gold 17 Feb 1928
Jack Heaton SKE M Skeleton Silver 17 Feb 1928
Leah Poulos-Mueller SSK F 1000 m Silver 17 Feb 1980
Tommy Moe ASK M Super G Silver 17 Feb 1994
USA Team ICH F Ice Hockey Gold 17 Feb 1998
Chris Witty SSK F 1000 m Gold 17 Feb 2002
Jennifer Rodriguez SSK F 1000 m Bronze 17 Feb 2002
Lindsey Jacobellis SNB F BoarderX Silver 17 Feb 2006
Lindsey Kildow-Vonn ASK F Downhill Gold 17 Feb 2010
Julia Mancuso ASK F Downhill Silver 17 Feb 2010
Shaun White SNB M Halfpipe Gold 17 Feb 2010
Scotty Lago SNB M Halfpipe Bronze 17 Feb 2010
Shani Davis SSK M 1000 m Gold 17 Feb 2010
Chad Hedrick SSK M 1000 m Bronze 17 Feb 2010

 

Medal Standings after Day #10

Day #10 – 16 Feb 2014 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Netherlands 5 5 7 17 1
Russia 4 7 5 16 2
United States 4 4 8 16 3
Norway 5 3 6 14 4
Canada 4 6 4 14 5
Germany 7 3 2 12 6
Sweden 2 5 2 9 7
Switzerland 5 1 1 7 8
Austria 2 4 1 7 9
France 2 - 4 6 10
China 3 2 - 5 11
Japan 1 3 1 5 12
Slovenia 1 1 3 5 13
Italy - 2 3 5 14
Poland 4 - - 4 15
Belarus 3 - 1 4 16
Czech Republic 1 2 1 4 17
Korea 1 1 1 3 18
Latvia - 1 2 3 19
Great Britain 1 - 1 2 20
Finland - 2 - 2 21
Australia - 1 1 2 22
Slovakia 1 - - 1 23
Croatia - 1 - 1 24
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =25
Ukraine - - 1 1 =25
Total (55 events) 56 54 56 166
Day #10 – 21 Feb 2010 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
United States 7 7 10 24 1
Germany 6 7 5 18 2
Norway 5 3 4 12 3
Canada 4 4 1 9 =4
Korea 4 4 1 9 =4
Austria 2 3 3 8 =6
Russia 2 3 3 8 =6
France 2 2 4 8 8
Switzerland 5 - 2 7 9
Sweden 3 1 2 6 10
China 3 1 1 5 =11
Netherlands 3 1 1 5 =11
Poland - 3 1 4 13
Italy - 1 3 4 14
Slovakia 1 1 1 3 15
Czech Republic 1 - 2 3 16
Japan - 1 2 3 17
Australia 1 1 - 2 18
Latvia - 2 - 2 19
Belarus - 1 1 2 =20
Croatia - 1 1 2 =20
Slovenia - 1 1 2 =20
Great Britain 1 - - 1 23
Estonia - 1 - 1 =24
Finland - 1 - 1 =24
Kazakhstan - 1 - 1 =24
Totals (50 events) 50 51 49 150
Day #10 – 19 Feb 2006 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 7 7 4 18 1
Norway 2 7 7 16 2
United States 7 4 2 13 3
Russia 6 2 5 13 4
Canada 2 6 5 13 5
Austria 4 5 1 10 6
Switzerland 2 2 4 8 7
Korea 3 3 1 7 8
Italy 3 - 4 7 9
China 1 2 4 7 10
Netherlands 2 2 2 6 11
Sweden 2 1 3 6 12
France 3 - 2 5 13
Finland - 2 3 5 14
Estonia 3 - - 3 15
Croatia 1 1 - 2 16
Czech Republic - 2 - 2 17
Australia 1 - - 1 18
Bulgaria - 1 - 1 =19
Great Britain - 1 - 1 =19
Slovakia - 1 - 1 =19
Latvia - - 1 1 =22
Ukraine - - 1 1 =22
Totals (49 events) 49 49 49 147
Day #10 – 17 Feb 2002 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 6 10 7 23 1
United States 4 7 7 18 2
Norway 10 3 1 14 3
Austria 2 3 8 13 4
Italy 3 2 3 8 5
Russia 3 2 2 7 6
Switzerland 3 1 2 6 7
France 2 3 1 6 8
Finland 3 1 1 5 9
Netherlands 2 2 - 4 10
Canada 2 - 2 4 11
Sweden - 1 3 4 12
China 1 - 2 3 13
Bulgaria - 1 2 3 14
Croatia 1 1 - 2 =15
Korea 1 1 - 2 =15
Estonia 1 - 1 2 17
Czech Republic - 2 - 2 18
Japan - 1 1 2 =19
Poland - 1 1 2 =19
Australia 1 - - 1 21
Totals (43 events) 45 42 44 131
Day #10 – 16 Feb 1998 Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank (US)
Germany 6 6 6 18 1
Norway 5 7 4 16 2
Russia 8 4 1 13 3
Austria 2 3 6 11 4
Canada 3 4 1 8 5
Netherlands 3 3 1 7 6
Japan 3 1 3 7 7
Finland 2 3 2 7 8
United States 2 1 4 7 9
Italy 1 3 2 6 10
France 2 - 3 5 11
Switzerland 2 1 1 4 12
Czech Republic - 1 1 2 =13
Sweden - 1 1 2 =13
Bulgaria 1 - - 1 15
Denmark - 1 - 1 =16
Ukraine - 1 - 1 =16
Belgium - - 1 1 =18
Belarus - - 1 1 =18
Kazakhstan - - 1 1 =18
Totals (39 events) 40 40 39 119

The Points Table – Day Nine

Only 4 sets of medals were awarded on Sunday and, whilst Norway and the USA closed the gap on Russia, the top 3 remained unchanged. The Dutch brilliance at speed skating pushes them into 4th place ahead of Canada and Germany with Bulgaria being the 30th and latest country to score.

The scoring table is as follows;
1st 8 points
2nd 7
3rd 6
4th 5
5th 4
6th 3
7th 2
8th 1
If countries are level on points their single best result is the tiebreak

Rank Nation Points Tie breaker
1 RUS 193
2 NOR 183
3 USA 172
4 NED 156
5 CAN 149
6 GER 141
7 CHN 95
8 AUT 90
9 SUI 89
10 ITA 88
11 SWE 86
12 JPN 76
13 FRA 69
14 CZE 53
15 SLO 46
16 POL 45
17 FIN 36
18 KOR 32
19 BLR 30 1st
20 AUS 30 2nd
21 GBR 27
22 LAT 24
23 KAZ 19
24 SVK 15
25 UKR 13
26 CRO 7
27 BEL 5 4th
27 ESP 5 4th
29 BUL 4
30 HUN 2