Cold War Medal Count

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While looking at the latest medal count for the 2008 Olympics I wondered what the totals would look like if Russia were re-united with all of its little brethren. Would the USA still be winning the total medal count? The answer is a resounding Nyet!

Thanks to my good friend Adam Daniel Mezei who helped with these numbers. I consider him an expert on this subject matter. He reports daily from Prague on Utterz.

Here’s the official medal count.

Here’s the new Gold table

USSR 44 — USA 29
Former Soviet satellites or Soviet republic golds:
(44 golds)
RUS — 16
UKR — 5
ROU — 4
POL — 3 
CZE — 3
SVK — 3
GEO — 3
BLR — 2
KAZ — 1
AZE — 1
UZB — 1
BUL — 1
EST — 1
HUN —
LTU —
KGZ —
TJK —
ARM —
LAT —

Technically, these nations were allied for the most part with the former USSR during the Cold War:
(52 golds + USSR 44 = 96 Communist Gold medals!)
CHN — 46
CUB — 2
PRK — 2
MGL — 1
VIE —
The former Yugoslavia, in fact was decidedly not in the Soviet camp, unlike the rest of Eastern and Central Europe:
(1 gold)
SLO — 1
CRO —
SRB —

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