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Winter Olympic Medal Count

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games have ended! The opening ceremonies were February 9 and the closing ceremonies were February 25, and it was held in the Pyeongchang county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. There were many events, but the most popular were curling, speed skating, luge, ice hockey, figure skating, and snowboarding. The top five countries with the most earned medals are Norway, Germany, Canada, the United States of America, and the Netherlands. Norway earned a total of 39 medals: 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Germany earned 31: 14 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze. Canada earned 29: 11 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. The U.S.A. earned 23 medals in total: 9 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze. Lastly, the Netherlands earned 20: 8 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze. The rest of the countries received less than 20 in total, and most of them received even fewer than 10. There were also five competitors from Idaho; Chase Josey on the Men’s Snowboarding team, Jessika Jenson on the Women’s Snowboarding team, Nick Cunningham on a bobsled team, Sam Michener also on a bobsled team, and Hilary Knight on the Women’s Hockey team. The next Olympic Games will be summer events in 2020. They will be held in Tokyo, with opening ceremonies on the July 24th and closing ceremonies on August 9th.

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