What Country Has Won the Most Olympic Medals?

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The Olympics are exciting for people of all countries. Though most people have watched the Olympics at some point, one country has stood out by winning the most medals.

2012 London Olympic medals and Paralympic medal
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The United States holds the distinction of winning the most Olympic medals with a total of 2,514. The Soviet Union is second with less than half as many at 1,204 medals, followed by Great Britain with 736.

United States olympic delegation at the opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City, UT. in 2002
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The United States has won the most medals in the Summer Games with 2,298. The Soviet Union and Great Britain follow with 1,010 and 715.

The trend of the United States domination is bucked at the Winter Games. Norway is the medal-winning leader with 280, followed by the United States with 216 and the Soviet Union with 194.

Olympic athletes from Norway at opening ceremonies
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The United States has also won the most gold medals with 1,008, followed by the Soviet Union with 473. In the Summer Games, the U.S. has won 930 golds and the Soviet Union 395. In the Winter Games, Norway leads with 98 gold medals followed by the U.S. (78).

Gold medals from the 2012 London Olympic Games
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The United States also leads in silver medals with 810 overall. The Soviet Union and Great Britain follow with 376 and 258 silver medals.

Olympic medals from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT.
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The United States and Soviet Union dominate the bronze medal category, with the United States claiming 696 and the Soviet Union taking home 355. France replaces Great Britain in this category by winning 267 bronze medals.

Olympic medals from 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
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