The Olympic Games is an internationally organized event in which numerous athletes take part in different competitions which may feature both summer and winter sports. Over 200 participants participate in Olympic Games and it is considered yet to be the world’s best sports competition. Winter and summer games occur biennially, means that they both occur alternatively every four years. Ancients sports in Olympic were held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th century BD to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded this International Olympic Committee (IOD) in 1894. The IOD has become the governing structure for the Olympic Movement whose actions and implementations are briefed by the Olympic Charter.
The 2012 summer Olympic Games are also informally known as London 2012 as this year in summer. Olympic Games session started in London, United Kingdom on 27th July and will be continued till 12 August 2012. Almost 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCS) will be expected to participate in this Olympic Games. The group stage in women’s football was the first event which began two days earlier on 25th July 2012.
The ongoing list can not be recorded in its stats as the event is still going on. The results can be changed as well because before time, nothing can be predicted. The rankings of the expected countries might change or may stay the same after this London Olympic Games 2012. Anyhow, here below we have a made list of those countries that are expected to win in Olympic Games this year. Have a look at them , lets take a detail look on Top 10 Olympic Medal Winning Countries.
Norway’s first appearance and participation in Olympic Games was in 1900 of Paris Olympics. It received 447 medals since 1900. Norway got 144 medals from Summer Olympics and the total medals were 303 after the inclusion of Winter sports. On the whole, Norway received 132 bronze, 154 silver medals and 161 gold medals. Norway has bee competed 21 times I Winter Olympics and 23 times in Summer Olympics.
Finland participated in International series of Olympic Sports in 1908 for the first time held in London, England, U.K. Finland hosted this Olympic Event once as well as it received 455 medals on the whole and took part in Olympics for almost 44 times. Finland received 171 bronze medals, 142 silver medals and 142 of gold medals which were totaled to 455 medals. Wrestling and athletics were their winning points and won most of its medals in these two sports.
Since the concept of Olympics, Hungary has taken part in almost all summer and winter games efficiently. Hosted by Greece 116 years ago, Hungary participated on the inauguration of the first Olympics in 1896. It received the honor of 465 medals after 45 appearances in Olympic Games. Hungary won the total of 143 silver medals, 163 bronze medals and 159 gold medals. Moreover, it has won 3 medals already in this 2012 Olympics which are 1 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold.
Sweden also participated in every year’s Olympics like all other countries but with the exception of the Olympics of 1904 which however does not make a big difference to it. They also hosted the event once established their Olympics committee in 1913. It had been the major part in two of the first games that made all Olympic Events to be happening successfully. It appeared 46 times in Olympics and won a total of 604 medals in which there are 221 bronze medals, 193 silver medals and 193 gold medals.
Italy had the honor of hosting the Olympics Event 3 times yet. Italy has its own National Committee to manage and deal in the games in every session. It also participated in the Mediterranean Games efficiently. It joined the first Olympic Games in 1896 and since then it never gave up to take part in. Italy won total of 628 medals with the highest number of gold medals in it, as well as 211 bronze and 189 silver medals. Currently it won 2 bronze and 2 gold medals in 2012 London Olympics.
France has a great record of never missing any Olympic Session yet regardless of the place where it had been organized. They have excelled greatly in the fields of cycling and fencing more than any other country. France also hosted Olympics for five times. It also earned a chance to win additional 94 medals in the Winter Sports. France has been competed about 47 times and won a total of 730 medals which include 273 bronze, 239 silver and 218 gold medals.
04). Great Britain:
Britain is among those outcries which made it name in one shot for itself in the very first Olympics. It is he only county which managed to win always a gold medal in all of its summer sports. Great Britain also contains a record of never missing even a single chance to participate in Olympic Sports. It took part in 47 Olympic Events from which 715medals were from the summer and remaining was from Winter Olympics. It actually won a total of 737 medals containing 263 bronze, 258 silver and 216 gold medals.
Like all other countries, Germany also participated in each of Olympics since 1896. It had the chances to host for Olympics Sessions 3 times yet. The stats of Germany medal winning records contains from both East and West Germany. It always participated in Olympics since 1896 in both summer and winter sports. It had been competed 41 times which honored the German with a total of 1142 medals containing most of its bronze medals, i.e. 386, as well as 377 silver medals and 336 gold medals.
Russian empire joined the Olympics in the year of 1900. But Soviet Union was established in 1922 due to Russian resolution. Then Russians participated and competed in the summer Olympics of 1952 as a Soviet Union. However, it became an identified united team when its dissolution was approved in 1991. After two years, it also joined in the Winter Olympics sports again as a united team and brought a pride for the country by winning a total of 1204 medals.
01). United States of America (USA) :
Since the concept of Olympics, USA has always been participating in every session of Olympics but only missed in 1980 due to some certain issue. It also contains the best up-to-dated record so far among all other countries. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) deals solely with all of its participants in the sports. They won the greatest record of Olympic medals which is a total of about 2298 medals (summer games)and 253 medals (winter games). Ongoing 2012 London Olympics, USA earned already 17 medals containing 7 silver, 5 bronze and 5 gold medals.