2006 Winter Olympics medals
LocationTurin,  Italy
Most gold medals Germany (11)
Most total medals Germany (29)
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2006 Winter Olympic Games Medals map
  Gold represents countries that won at least one gold medal
  Silver represents countries that won at least one silver medal
  Bronze represents countries that won at least one bronze medal
  Red represents countries that did not win any medals
  Grey represents countries that did not participate
Victory ceremony at Medals Plaza

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to February 26, 2006. A total of 2,508 athletes representing 80 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) (+3 from 2002 Olympics) participated in 84 events (+6 from 2002) from 15 different sports and disciplines (unchanged from 2002).[1]

Athletes from 26 NOCs won at least one medal, and athletes from 18 of these NOCs secured at least one gold.[1] Germany won the highest number of gold medals (11) and led in overall medals (29) for the third consecutive Games. Latvia and Slovakia won the first medals in their Winter Olympic history.[2]

Speed skater Cindy Klassen of Canada won five medals (one gold, two silver and two bronze) and was the most medalled athlete at the Games. Biathlete Michael Greis of Germany and short track speed skaters Ahn Hyun Soo and Jin Sun-Yu, both of South Korea, tied for the most gold medals, with three each.[3]

Changes in medal standings

See also: List of stripped Olympic medals

One athlete was stripped of an Olympic medal during these Games.[4] Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva won a silver medal in the 15 km race, but tested positive for carphedon and lost her medal. Germany's Martina Glagow was given the silver medal and fellow Russian Albina Akhatova (who was caught doping in 2009[5] and missed the 2010 Olympics) won the bronze.[6]

IOC retesting

The IOC has retested nearly 500 doping samples that were collected at the 2006 Turin Games. In 2014, the Estonian Olympic Committee was notified by the IOC that a retested sample from cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun had tested positive. On 24 October 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency Athletes' Commission stated that Šmigun, who won two gold medals at the Turin Games, would face a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing before the end of October.[7] In December 2017, IOC announced that re-analysis of samples resulted in no positive cases.[8]

Medal table

See also: Olympic medal table

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables.[1] By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

  *   Host nation (Italy)

1 Germany1112629
2 United States99725
3 Austria97723
4 Russia86822
5 Canada710724
6 Sweden72514
7 South Korea63211
8 Switzerland54514
9 Italy*50611
10 France3249
12 Estonia3003
13 Norway28919
14 China24511
15 Czech Republic1214
16 Croatia1203
17 Australia1012
18 Japan1001
19 Finland0639
20 Poland0112
21 Belarus0101
 Great Britain0101
25 Ukraine0022
26 Latvia0011
Totals (26 entries)848484252

Change by doping

Main article: List of stripped Olympic medals

Olympics Athlete Country Medal Event Ref
2006 Winter Olympics Olga Pyleva  Russia 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Biathlon, Women's individual [9]

See also


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  9. ^ "Russian Woman Stripped of Biathlon Medal". NBCSports.com. Associated Press. February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2008.