1 9 7 2
Thirty-five
Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1972
Japan
Country
Sapporo
City
1006
Athletes
205
801
Olympic Medals
1924 – 2014
all
Olympic Medals
35
Participating
Countries
FLYING THE WRONG FLAG

Host nation Japan won their first Olympic Winter Games gold thanks to Yukio Kasaya’s Ski-Jumping success, while an eagle-eyed onlooker also spotted a ceremonial mistake that had been ongoing for 20 years. During a rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony, the Olympic flag featured the Olympic rings in the wrong order, as had been the case since 1952.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 8 5 3 16
    01 Russia & USSR Russia & USSR
  • 4 3 7 14
    02 GDR GDR
  • 2 5 5 12
    03 Norway Norway
  • 4 3 3 10
    04 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 4 3 2 9
    05 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 3 2 3 8
    06 USA USA
  • 3 1 1 5
    07 FRG FRG
  • 2 2 1 5
    07 Italy Italy
  • 1 2 2 5
    07 Austria Austria
  • 0 4 1 5
    07 Finland Finland
  • 1 1 2 4
    08 Sweden Sweden
  • 1 1 1 3
    09 Japan Japan
  • 1 0 2 3
    09 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 0 1 2 3
    09 France France
  • 1 0 0 1
    10 Poland Poland
  • 1 0 0 1
    10 Spain Spain
  • 0 1 0 1
    10 Canada Canada
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Argentina Argentina
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Australia Australia
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Great Britain Great Britain
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Hungary Hungary
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Iran Iran
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Mongolia Mongolia
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 North Korea (DPRK) North Korea (DPRK)
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Philippines Philippines
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Romania Romania
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Taiwan Taiwan
  • 0 0 0 0
    11 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
map
35 Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1972
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

map

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total