Greatest Countries in the Olympic Games

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21 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe . Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state . Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, ...read more.
22 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.
23 Romania Romania
24 Syria Syria
25 Brazil
26 Sudan Sudan
27 Chinese Taipei
28 Chinese Taipei
29 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.
30 The Soviet Union

Came top of 72% of all the medal tallies they were in (above the US, China, etc).

Second in all time medal tally to the United States, with the US participating in 17 more Olympic Games. (soviet union has highest participation to success ratio)

Even though the Soviet Olympic Team dissolved in 1992, they still hold the all time records for Gymnastics, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Canoeing, Volleyball and Handball.

Former Soviet states competed in 1992 as the Unified Team, and still came first overall.

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