2010 Winter Olympics medals
LocationVancouver,  Canada
Most gold medals Canada (14)
Most total medals United States (37)
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2010 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
  Red represents countries that did not win any medals
  Grey represents countries that did not participate
From left to right: Tina Maze of Slovenia (silver), Andrea Fischbacher of Austria (gold) and Lindsey Vonn of the United States (bronze) with the medals they earned in women's super-G in alpine skiing.

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from February 12 to February 28. A total of 2,632 athletes (+124 from 2006 Olympics) representing 82 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) (+2 from 2006) participated in 86 events (+2 from 2006) from 15 different sports and disciplines (unchanged from 2006).[1]

Athletes from 26 NOCs won at least one medal, and athletes from 19 of these NOCs secured at least one gold. For the first time, Canada won a gold medal at an Olympic Games it hosted, having failed to do so at both the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. In contrast to the lack of gold medals at these previous Olympics, the Canadian team finished first overall in gold medal wins,[2] and became the first host nation—since Norway in 1952—to lead the gold medal count, with 14 medals. In doing so, it also broke the record for the most gold medals won by a NOC at a single Winter Olympics (the previous was 13, set by the Soviet Union in 1976 and matched by Norway in 2002).[3] The United States placed first in total medals—its second time doing so in a Winter Games—and set a new record for most medals won by a NOC at a single Winter Olympics, with 37 (the previous record was 36, established by Germany in 2002).[2] Athletes from Slovakia and Belarus won the first Winter Olympic gold medals for their nations.[4][5]

Cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen from Norway won five medals (three gold, one silver, one bronze), more than any other athlete. Chinese short track speed skater Wang Meng tied Bjørgen for the lead in gold medals, with three.[6]

Medal table

From left to right: Kerstin Szymkowiak of Germany (silver), Amy Williams of Great Britain (gold) and Anja Huber of Germany (bronze) with the medals they earned in women's skeleton.
From left to right: Martins Dukurs of Latvia (silver), Jon Montgomery of Canada (gold), and Aleksandr Tretyakov of Russia (bronze) with the medals they earned in men's skeleton.

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. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where a 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.

In the men's individual biathlon competition, two silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie, so no bronze medal was awarded for that event.[7]

  *   Host nation (Canada)

1 Canada*147526
2 Germany1013730
3 United States9151337
4 Norway98623
5 South Korea66214
6 Switzerland6039
7 China52411
9 Austria46616
10 Netherlands4138
11 Russia35715
12 France23611
13 Australia2103
14 Czech Republic2046
15 Poland1326
16 Italy1135
17 Belarus1113
19 Great Britain1001
20 Japan0325
21 Croatia0213
23 Latvia0202
24 Finland0145
25 Estonia0101
Totals (26 entries)868785258

See also


  1. ^ "The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: By the numbers". Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. VANOC. Archived from the original on March 10, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. clinches medals mark, Canada ties gold record". The Washington Times. Vancouver. The Associated Press. February 27, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  3. ^ Canadian Press (February 27, 2010). "Canada sets Olympic gold record". CBC Sports. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Anastazia Kuzmina wins Slovakia first winter crown". The Australian. February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Charles, Deborah (February 26, 2010). "Grishin Grabs First Gold For Belarus". Reuters. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  6. ^ Clarey, Christopher (February 28, 2010). "Fighting Finish to the Comeback Olympics". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  7. ^ Morris, Jonah (February 18, 2010). "Svendsen seals golden sweep for Norway". CTV Olympics. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2010.