Greatest Countries in the Olympic Games


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21ItalyItaly, 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, more.
22ThailandThailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.
27Chinese Taipei
28Chinese Taipei
29ArgentinaArgentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.
30The 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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