2006 Winter Olympics medal table

2006 Winter Olympics medal table

The 2006 Winter Olympics medal table is a list of nations (represented by National Olympic Committees) ranked by the number of medals won during the 2006 Winter Olympics, held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to February 26, 2006. A total of 2,508 athletes from 80 countries participated in 84 events, in 15 disciplines, making these the largest Winter Olympic Games to date.cite web |title = Turin–XX Olympic Winter Games |publisher = International Olympic Committee |url = http://olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=2006 |accessdate = 2008-05-05] [cite web |title = Turin 2006 |work = Winter Games |publisher = British Olympic Association |url = http://www.olympics.org.uk/gamesabout.aspx?gt=w&ga=47 |accessdate = 2008-05-05]

Athletes from 26 countries won at least one medal, leaving 54 countries without a medal.cite web |title = Turin 2006–Medal Table |publisher = International Olympic Committee |url = http://olympic.org/uk/games/past/table_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=2006 |accessdate = 2008-05-05] Germany was the country which 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. [cite news |title = Germany, U.S. finish 1-2, many nations share wealth in Turin medals race |publisher = ESPN |url = http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=2345562 |date = 2006-02-26 |author = Associated Press |accessdate = 2008-05-06]

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. [cite news |title = Great Olympic performances |publisher = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation |url = http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2006/02/28/oly_greatperformers060228.html |date=2006-02-28 |accessdate = 2008-05-05]

One athlete was stripped of an Olympic medal during these Games. [cite web |title = 2006–Winter Olympics XX (Torino, Italy) |publisher = The Sports Network |url = http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/feature/?fid=10298 |accessdate = 2008-05-05] 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 won the bronze. [cite news |title = Russian athlete stripped of medal |publisher = BBC Sports |url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/winter_sports/4719916.stm |date = 2006-02-16 |accessdate = 2008-05-05]

Medal table

This is the full table of the medal count of the 2006 Winter Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The table is sorted by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

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