The secret behind Norway's Winter Olympic success

2/24/2018 4:35:00 PM
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Tehran (KNA) - It's a nation made up of only 5.2 million people, but as far as the Winter Olympics goes Norway is on top of the world.


Norway has dominated not only PyeongChang 2018, but has also won more medals than any other nation since the first Winter Olympics in 1924 -- with 330 in total according to data compiled by Sports Reference.

But that's not all. With only a few days left of this year's Games, Norway has won a staggering 38 medals -- 13 of those being gold.That's 10 medals more than Germany and Canada, who are second and third, and 15 more medals than Team USA.

Norway's latest medal, a bronze in team alpine skiing, took it past USA's record of 37 medals set at Vancouver in 2010. It is also one away from equaling Canada's mark of 14 golds, also set at Vancouver.

"I knew that if we won a medal today we would make history for Norway," said Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen, part of the Norway skiing team."Even underneath the suit I get goosebumps talking about it, that the Alpine team could get that 38th medal."

Source: CNN

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