With a of 92 countries competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, each medal opportunity counts. This year, organizers will hand out the gold, silver, and bronze awards at 102 events for 15 different sports.
Right now, for most all-time golds won at a Winter Games, and they're favored to keep it. currently have the Scandinavians as the favorite to win the most this year, followed by Germany. According to betting lines, the United States is expected to earn about 10 golds in South Korea, and bringing the all-time count to more than 100.
As for the most golds ever won in a single Winter Games, Canada takes that particular honor with 14 in 2010, when the competition took place in their native Vancouver.
Here's how the top 10 nations in PyeongChang:
Total Medals Awarded
- Norway: 11 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze — 29 total
- Germany: 11 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze — 23 total
- Canada: 8 gold, 5 silver, 6 bronze — 19 total
- Netherlands: 6 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze — 14 total
- France: 5 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze —13 total
- United States: 5 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze —12 total
- Olympic Athletes From Russia: 0 gold, 3 silver, 8 bronze — 11 total
- Austria: 4 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze — 10 total
- Japan: 2 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze — 10 total
- South Korea: 4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze — 8 total
Total Golds Awarded
- Norway: 11
- Germany: 11
- Canada: 8
- Netherlands: 6
- France: 5
- United States: 5
- Austria: 4
- South Korea: 4
- Sweden: 4
- Japan: 2
So far the Americans have taken top spots in snowboard slopestyle, with Red Gerard and Jamie Anderson winning the men's and women's events respectively. Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold also dominated their snowboard halfpipe runs for a gold and bronze, respectively. Shaun White took gold on the men's side in the halfpipe as well.
Team USA also secured the bronze in the figure skating team event and silver in the men's singles luge competition thanks to Chris Mazdzer's historic run. Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her Olympic program with a gold in the giant slalom.
Most recently, Maia and Alex Shibutani claimed bronze in ice dancing, freestyle skier Nick Goepper earned silver in men's slopestyle, and Brita Sigourney got bronze in the freeski halfpipe. Short track speed skater John-Henry Krueger also raced to silver in the men's 1000 meter.