Rio Sports Lists – 6 More

Sports lists for Rio – today we’ll present you 6 record lists for sports on the 2016 Olympic Program – archery, badminton, handball, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, and synchronized swimming. Please refer to a previous post http://olympstats.com/2016/07/29/sports-files-for-rio/ for information about these lists.

Will Rio change the all-time medal table?

During every Olympics, all media outlets track the medal table: which nation has won the most medals? Of course, there’s also an all-time table that tallies all medals won since 1896. What can we expect to happen in Rio on this all-time ranking?

The US has won by far the most Olympic medals and would continue to lead even if another nation won all the 306 gold medals at stake in Rio.

One prediction we can confidently make is that the top 3 will not change. The United States is first with over a 1,000 golds and 2,700+ medals, more than double the totals of second placed Soviet Union. As there’s only 306 events held in Rio, that gap can never be closed – even if Lenin stood up from his mausoleum, refounded the USSR and had the team win every event. Even if we would add in the medals won by Russia and the 1992 Unified Team won prior to 1917 and after 1991, this would not be enough. Germany in third is 170 golds behind the Soviets, and almost 50 golds clear of the competition behind it, so that spot is secure.

Can the British keep the 4th place overall that Mo Farah helped them take in 2012?

By contrast, places 4, 5 and 6 on the all-time list are closely contested. Three nations vie for fourth place: Great Britain, France and Italy. The British took a lead with their impressive 29 golds at the home Games in 2012, but France is only three golds behind Britain (and 4 medals total). Italy is not lagging far behind, with five less Olympic titles medals won since 1896 (they are quite far behind in total medals, however). In theory, even 7th placed China could even clear the gap of 35 gold medals as they’ve won 30+ gold medals in the past three Games. Taking over Italy would require a poor showing of the Azzurri, though.

Russia’s medal performance for Rio is unclear due to doping related exclusions of many of its top athletes.

Under normal circumstances, it would be realistic to expect Russia to climb further into the top 10, as the gaps with East Germany (which will definitely not medal) and Sweden (whose showings at Beijing and London were amongst their poorest ever) are not that big. Of course, the exclusion of a sizeable part of the Russian team is  expected to have a negative impact on their totals. Also, the complete results of the doping re-tests of 2008 and 2012 are expected only after the Rio Games, and are thus not yet reflected in the results. This will certainly impact Russia’s medal totals as well.

Further down, Australia and Japan look to be overtaking Finland in the standings, while South Korea might overtake the Netherlands with a good performance in Brazil. The host nation itself, ranked 37th at the moment, will likely not climb a lot. It would need three golds and two silvers overtake idle Yugoslavia, while it could possibly move past Kenya.

Some nations might be entering the table with their first ever medals. In this article at the Official Rio 2016 site, nations tipped for this honour are Fiji, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina, St. Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, Rwanda, Jordan and Honduras.

Below is the current all-time medal table. It includes all medals, including those won at the Winter Olympics as well as the Intercalated 1906 Olympics. It does not yet include corrections from the 2008 and 2012 doping retests.

# Country NOC Golds Silvers Bronzes Total
1 United States USA 1086 866 755 2707
2 Soviet Union URS 473 376 355 1204
3 Germany GER 301 335 326 962
4 Great Britain GBR 256 294 290 840
5 France FRA 253 265 318 836
6 Italy ITA 248 213 233 694
7 China CHN 213 166 147 526
8 Sweden SWE 197 209 239 645
9 East Germany GDR 192 165 162 519
10 Russia RUS 183 166 180 529
11 Norway NOR 177 162 144 483
12 Hungary HUN 170 153 173 496
13 Finland FIN 148 148 176 472
14 Australia AUS 143 159 185 487
15 Japan JPN 140 143 162 445
16 Canada CAN 122 157 174 453
17 Netherlands NED 116 126 144 386
18 South Korea KOR 107 99 90 296
19 Switzerland SUI 105 120 116 341
20 Romania ROU 88 94 120 302
21 Austria AUT 84 118 122 324
22 Poland POL 73 91 135 299
23 Cuba CUB 71 65 66 202
24 West Germany FRG 67 82 94 243
25 Unified Team EUN 54 44 37 135
26 Bulgaria BUL 52 87 81 220
27 Czechoslovakia TCH 51 58 62 171
28 Denmark DEN 46 76 73 195
29 Belgium BEL 43 57 63 163
30 New Zealand NZL 42 19 39 100
31 Greece GRE 39 56 52 147
32 Turkey TUR 39 25 24 88
33 Spain ESP 38 59 36 133
34 Ukraine UKR 35 28 59 122
35 Yugoslavia YUG 26 32 29 87
36 Kenya KEN 25 32 29 86
37 Brazil BRA 23 30 55 108
38 South Africa RSA 23 27 28 78
39 Czech Republic CZE 21 24 23 68
40 Ethiopia ETH 21 7 17 45
41 Belarus BLR 18 28 44 90
42 Argentina ARG 18 24 28 70
43 Jamaica JAM 17 30 20 67
44 Kazakhstan KAZ 17 20 22 59
45 Iran IRI 15 20 25 60
46 North Korea PRK 14 13 22 49
47 Mexico MEX 13 21 27 61
48 Estonia EST 13 11 16 40
49 Mixed team MIX 12 8 8 28
50 Croatia CRO 10 13 11 34
51 Slovakia SVK 9 11 9 29
52 Ireland IRL 9 9 13 31
53 India IND 9 6 11 26
54 Egypt EGY 7 8 9 24
55 Thailand THA 7 6 11 24
56 Slovenia SLO 6 10 18 34
57 Indonesia INA 6 10 11 27
58 Azerbaijan AZE 6 5 15 26
59 Georgia GEO 6 5 14 25
60 Morocco MAR 6 5 11 22
61 Lithuania LTU 6 5 10 21
61 Uzbekistan UZB 6 5 10 21
63 Algeria ALG 5 2 8 15
64 Bahamas BAH 5 2 5 12
65 Portugal POR 4 8 11 23
66 Luxembourg LUX 4 4 0 8
67 Latvia LAT 3 15 8 26
68 Nigeria NGR 3 8 12 23
69 Australasia ANZ 3 4 5 12
70 Zimbabwe ZIM 3 4 1 8
71 Pakistan PAK 3 3 4 10
71 Tunisia TUN 3 3 4 10
73 Dominican Republic DOM 3 2 1 6
74 Cameroon CMR 3 1 1 5
75 Mongolia MGL 2 9 13 24
76 Chinese Taipei TPE 2 7 12 21
77 Chile CHI 2 7 4 13
78 Colombia COL 2 6 11 19
79 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 2 6 10 18
80 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2 4 3 9
81 Uganda UGA 2 3 2 7
82 Venezuela VEN 2 2 8 12
83 Uruguay URU 2 2 6 10
84 Liechtenstein LIE 2 2 5 9
85 Peru PER 1 3 0 4
86 Armenia ARM 1 2 9 12
87 Serbia SRB 1 2 4 7
88 Israel ISR 1 1 5 7
89 Costa Rica CRC 1 1 2 4
90 Hong Kong HKG 1 1 1 3
90 Syria SYR 1 1 1 3
92 Ecuador ECU 1 1 0 2
93 Panama PAN 1 0 2 3
94 Mozambique MOZ 1 0 1 2
94 Suriname SUR 1 0 1 2
96 Burundi BDI 1 0 0 1
96 Grenada GRN 1 0 0 1
96 United Arab Emirates UAE 1 0 0 1
99 Namibia NAM 0 4 0 4
100 Malaysia MAS 0 3 3 6
101 Philippines PHI 0 2 7 9
102 Puerto Rico PUR 0 2 6 8
103 Moldova MDA 0 2 5 7
104 Iceland ISL 0 2 2 4
104 Lebanon LIB 0 2 2 4
104 Singapore SIN 0 2 2 4
107 Sri Lanka SRI 0 2 0 2
107 Tanzania TAN 0 2 0 2
107 Vietnam VIE 0 2 0 2
110 Bohemia BOH 0 1 5 6
111 Ghana GHA 0 1 3 4
112 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA 0 1 2 3
112 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 0 1 2 3
112 Saudi Arabia KSA 0 1 2 3
112 Tajikistan TJK 0 1 2 3
116 Haiti HAI 0 1 1 2
116 United Arab Republic UAR 0 1 1 2
116 Zambia ZAM 0 1 1 2
119 Botswana BOT 0 1 0 1
119 Cote d'Ivoire CIV 0 1 0 1
119 Cyprus CYP 0 1 0 1
119 Gabon GAB 0 1 0 1
119 Guatemala GUA 0 1 0 1
119 Montenegro MNE 0 1 0 1
119 Netherlands Antilles AHO 0 1 0 1
119 Paraguay PAR 0 1 0 1
119 Senegal SEN 0 1 0 1
119 Sudan SUD 0 1 0 1
119 Tonga TGA 0 1 0 1
119 United States Virgin Islands ISV 0 1 0 1
131 Qatar QAT 0 0 4 4
132 Afghanistan AFG 0 0 2 2
132 Kuwait KUW 0 0 2 2
132 West Indies Federation WIF 0 0 2 2
135 Bahrain BRN 0 0 1 1
135 Barbados BAR 0 0 1 1
135 Bermuda BER 0 0 1 1
135 Djibouti DJI 0 0 1 1
135 Eritrea ERI 0 0 1 1
135 Guyana GUY 0 0 1 1
135 Iraq IRQ 0 0 1 1
135 Macedonia MKD 0 0 1 1
135 Mauritius MRI 0 0 1 1
135 Monaco MON 0 0 1 1
135 Niger NIG 0 0 1 1
135 Togo TOG 0 0 1 1

Rio vs Other Summer Olympic Host Cities

So how does Rio stack up against other Summer Olympic host cities in terms of population, climate, location, and other geographic factors. It is known that is the first South American city to host an Olympics. It is only the third city from the Southern Hemisphere to host an Olympics, following Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in  2000. Attached is a small file that compares all the Olympic Summer hosts to see how Rio ranks among them.

Costs are also usually analyzed for Olympic host cities and we will do that as well, but usually full data on that is not announced until after the Olympics end.

Summer City Stats

Rio Sports Lists – 10 More

Sports lists for Rio – today we’ll present you 10 record lists for sports on the 2016 Olympic Program – canoeing, equestrian, fencing, hockey, judo, sailing, shooting, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Please refer to a previous post http://olympstats.com/2016/07/29/sports-files-for-rio/ for information about these lists.