Top Three – Winter Olympics

17 Feb

mitchel

by Mitchel

Hi folks!

We are back with the Top Three. Today we will find out which are the three countries that have won the most medals in the history of the Winter Games! But first, let’s get to know a little more about this Winter Olympics.

The Winter Olympics 2014 began last Friday. They’re being held in Sochi, Russia, until February 23th. There are 88 nations competing, with more than 2800 athletes. There are a total of 98 events in 15 winter sports.

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It’s the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of USSR in 1991. The lead-up to the 2014 Games was marked by major controversies, including allegations of corruption which led to massive costs and delays in construction; concerns for the safety and homophobic comments, because of the adoption of an anti homosexual law by Russia; and human safety due to terrorist threats. It gets worse.

Brazil hopes to improve by 80% their results compared with the last Olympics. The country has sent a massive team of 13 athletes, competing in 8 sports. A curious fact that showed how far Brazil is from the best countries is that the bobsled team bought a very old sled from Monaco less than half year before the games started. Brazil was severely criticized for its red sled. A new paint job is being done for the competition.

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Are you curious about the today top three? So here we go. The most winners for Winter Olympics are:

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1 – USA

165

260

156

581

2 -Canada

217

188

117

522

3 -Russia

284

116

110

510

Enjoy the Winter Olympics! (Even the curling)

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