Tuesday 14 August 2012

London 2012: Olympic Medal History

With Britain enjoying its most successful Olympic Games in more than 100 years, I thought I'd share this infographic I found, where you can see which countries won the most medals at each Olympics.

Olympic Medal History
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The USA are clearly the most successful nation in Olympic history. Their dominance was challenged during the Cold War era by the Soviet Union, but as you can see, in recent years the economic and political rise of China has had a huge impact on the medal tables.

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