Greatest Countries in the Olympic Games09ShamsulBahriel
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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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