1 9 7 2
Thirty-five
sets of olympic medals
were at stake in 1972
Japan
Country
Sapporo
City
1008
Athletes
206
802
Olympic Medals
1924 – 2014
all
Olympic Medals
35
Participating
Countries
WRONG FLAG FOR 20 YEARS

During try out of the opening ceremony of the 11th Olympic Winter Games in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan, the Olympic flag carried into the stadium had a wrong order of placement of colored rings legalized by the Olympic Charter. One of the viewers paid attention on this issue. During the process, it was discovered that the “wrong flag” was being hang at all Winter Games since 1952. Within 20 years, nobody have noticed it.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 8 5 3 16
    01 USSR USSR
  • 4 3 7 14
    02 GDR GDR
  • 2 5 5 12
    03 Norway Norway
  • 4 3 3 10
    04 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 3 2 3 8
    05 USA USA
  • 3 1 1 5
    06 FRG FRG
  • 2 2 1 5
    06 Italy Italy
  • 1 2 2 5
    06 Austria Austria
  • 0 4 1 5
    06 Finland Finland
  • 1 1 2 4
    07 Sweden Sweden
  • 1 1 1 3
    08 Japan Japan
  • 1 0 2 3
    08 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 0 1 2 3
    08 France France
  • 1 0 0 1
    09 Poland Poland
  • 1 0 0 1
    09 Spain Spain
  • 0 1 0 1
    09 Canada Canada
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Argentina Argentina
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Australia Australia
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Hungary Hungary
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Iran Iran
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Mongolia Mongolia
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 North Korea (DPRK) North Korea (DPRK)
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Philippines Philippines
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Romania Romania
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 Taiwan Taiwan
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • 0 0 0 0
    10 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