The United States has placed first overall in the Summer Olympic Games eighteen times, followed by the Soviet Union with six overall victories (not including the 1992 first-place finish by the Unified Team). In the Winter Olympic Games, Norway has placed first overall eight times and the Soviet Union (prior to its dissolution in 1991) have placed first overall seven times.

Summer Olympics

List by games

Games 1st place med 2nd place med 3rd place med Nations with medals
1896 Athens Greece  United States 11  Greece 10  Germany 6 11
7 17 5
2 5 2
1900 Paris France  France 26  United States 19  Great Britain 15 21
41 14 6
34 14 9
1904 St. Louis United States  United States 78  Germany 4  Cuba 4 12
82 4 2
79 5 3
1908 London United Kingdom  Great Britain 56  United States 23  Sweden 8 19
51 12 6
39 12 11
1912 Stockholm Sweden  United States 25  Sweden 24  Great Britain 10 18
19 24 15
19 17 16
1920 Antwerp Belgium  United States 41  Sweden 19  Great Britain 15 22
27 20 15
27 25 13
1924 Paris France  United States 45  Finland 14  France 13 27
27 13 15
27 10 10
1928 Amsterdam Netherlands  United States 22  Germany 10  Finland 8 33
18 7 8
16 14 9
1932 Los Angeles United States  United States 41  Italy 12  France 10 27
32 12 5
30 12 4
1936 Berlin Germany  Germany 33  United States 24  Hungary 10 32
26 20 1
30 12 5
1948 London United Kingdom  United States 38  Sweden 16  France 10 37
27 11 6
19 17 13
1952 Helsinki Finland  United States 40  Soviet Union 22  Hungary 16 43
19 30 10
17 19 16
1956 Melbourne Australia  Soviet Union 37  United States 32  Australia 13 38
29 25 8
32 17 14
1960 Rome Italy  Soviet Union 43  United States 34  Italy 13 44
29 21 10
31 16 13
1964 Tokyo Japan  United States 36  Soviet Union 30  Japan 16 41
26 31 5
28 35 29
1968 Mexico City Mexico  United States 45  Soviet Union 29  Japan 11 44
28 32 7
34 30 25
1972 Munich West Germany  Soviet Union 50  United States 33  East Germany 20 48
27 31 23
22 30 23
1976 Montreal Canada  Soviet Union 49  East Germany 40  United States 34 41
41 25 35
35 25 25
1980 Moscow Soviet Union  Soviet Union 80  East Germany 47  Bulgaria 8 36
69 37 16
46 42 17
1984 Los Angeles United States  United States 83  Romania 20  West Germany 17 47
61 16 19
30 17 23
1988 Seoul South Korea  Soviet Union 55  East Germany 37  United States 36 52
31 35 30
46 30 27
1992 Barcelona Spain  Unified Team 45  United States 37  Germany 33 64
38 34 21
29 37 28
1996 Atlanta United States  United States 44  Russia 26  Germany 20 79
32 21 18
25 16 27
2000 Sydney Australia  United States 37  Russia 32  China 28 80
24 28 16
33 29 14
2004 Athens Greece  United States 36  China 32  Russia 27 74
39 17 27
27 14 38
2008 Beijing China  China 51  United States 36  Russia 23 87
21 38 21
28 36 29
2012 London United Kingdom  United States 47  China 38  Great Britain 29 86
28 27 17
29 23 19
2016 Rio de Janeiro Brazil  United States 46  Great Britain 27  China 26 86
37 23 18
38 17 26
2020 Tokyo Japan  United States 39  China 38  Japan 27 93
41 32 14
33 18 17
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Medalists
Rank Nation 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
1  United States 18 8 2
2  Soviet Union 6 3 0
3  China 1 3 2
4  Germany 1 2 3
5  Great Britain 1 1 4
6  France 1 0 3
7  Unified Team 1 0 0
8  Sweden 0 3 1
 East Germany 0 3 1
10  Russia 0 2 2
11  Finland 0 1 1
 Italy 0 1 1
13  Greece 0 1 0
 Romania 0 1 0
15  Japan 0 0 3
16  Hungary 0 0 2
17  Cuba 0 0 1
 Australia 0 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 0 1
 West Germany 0 0 1
Total 20 nations 29 29 29

Winter Olympics

List by games

Games 1st place med 2nd place med 3rd place med Nations with medals
1924 Chamonix France  Norway 4  Finland 4  Austria 2 10
7 4 1
6 3 0
1928 St. Moritz Switzerland  Norway 6  United States 2  Sweden 2 12
4 2 2
5 2 1
1932 Lake Placid United States  United States 6  Norway 3  Sweden 1 10
4 4 2
2 3 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany  Norway 7  Germany 3  Sweden 2 11
5 3 2
3 0 3
1948 St. Moritz Switzerland  Norway[a] 4 None  Switzerland 3 13
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3 4
 Sweden[b] 4
3 3
3
1952 Oslo Norway  Norway 7  United States 4  Finland 3 13
3 6 4
6 1 2
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy  Soviet Union 7  Austria 4  Finland 3 13
3 3 3
6 4 1
1960 Squaw Valley United States  Soviet Union 7  United Team of Germany 4  United States 3 14
5 3 4
9 1 3
1964 Innsbruck Austria  Soviet Union 11  Austria 4  Norway 3 14
8 5 6
6 3 6
1968 Grenoble France  Norway 6  Soviet Union 5  France 4 15
6 5 3
2 3 2
1972 Sapporo Japan  Soviet Union 8  East Germany 4  Switzerland 4 17
5 3 3
3 7 3
1976 Innsbruck Austria  Soviet Union 13  East Germany 7  United States 3 16
6 5 3
8 7 4
1980 Lake Placid United States  Soviet Union 10  East Germany 9  United States 6 19
6 7 4
6 7 2
1984 Sarajevo Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia  East Germany 9  Soviet Union 6  United States 4 17
9 10 4
6 9 0
1988 Calgary Canada  Soviet Union 11  East Germany 9  Switzerland 5 17
9 10 5
9 6 5
1992 Albertville France  Germany 10  Unified Team 9  Norway 9 20
10 6 6
6 8 5
1994 Lillehammer Norway  Russia 11  Norway 10  Germany 9 22
8 11 7
4 5 8
1998 Nagano Japan  Germany 12  Norway 10  Russia 9 24
9 10 6
8 5 3
2002 Salt Lake City United States  Norway 13  Germany 12  United States 10 24
5 16 13
7 8 11
2006 Turin Italy  Germany 11  United States 9  Austria 9 26
12 9 7
6 7 7
2010 Vancouver Canada  Canada 14  Germany 10  United States 9 26
7 13 15
5 7 13
2014 Sochi Russia  Russia 11  Norway 11  Canada 10 26
10 5 10
9 10 5
2018 Pyeongchang South Korea  Norway 14  Germany 14  Canada 11 30
14 10 8
11 7 10
2022 Beijing China  Norway 16  Germany 12  China 9 29
8 10 4
13 5 2
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Medalists
Rank Nation 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
1  Norway 9 4 2
2  Soviet Union 7 2 0
3  Germany 3 5 1
4  Russia 2 0 1
5  East Germany 1 4 0
6  United States 1 3 6
7  Sweden 1 0 3
8  Canada 1 0 2
9  Austria 0 2 2
10  Finland 0 1 2
11  Unified Team 0 1 0
 United Team of Germany 0 1 0
13  Switzerland 0 0 3
14  China 0 0 1
 France 0 0 1
Total 14 nations 25 23 24

Notes

  1. ^ Norway and Sweden had equal rank
  2. ^ Norway and Sweden had equal rank

Sources