With a of 92 countries competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, each medal opportunity added up. This year, organizers handed out the gold, silver, and bronze awards at 102 events for 15 different sports.
Going into the games, for most all-time golds won at a Winter Games, and they only extended their lead. The Scandinavian country also finished with the most total medals by a wide margin, outranking Germany by eight. The United States got pretty close to its predicted total of 10 golds, and Team USA has now earned more than 100 of them in Winter Olympic history.
As for the most golds ever won in a single Winter Games, Norway and Germany have now tied Canada for that particular honor.
Here's how Team USA did overall:
The United States ranked fourth among the in PyeongChang:
Total Medals Awarded
- Norway: 14 gold, 14 silver, 11 bronze — 39 total
- Germany: 14 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze — 31 total
- Canada: 11 gold, 8 silver, 10 bronze — 29 total
- United States: 9 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze — 23 total
- Netherlands: 8 gold, 6 silver, 6 bronze — 20 total
- South Korea: 5 gold, 8 silver, 4 bronze — 17 total
- Olympic Athletes From Russia: 2 gold, 6 silver, 9 bronze — 17 total
- Switzerland: 5 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze — 15 total
- France: 5 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze —15 total
- Sweden: 7 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze — 14 total
Total Golds Awarded
- Norway: 14
- Germany: 14
- Canada: 11
- United States: 9
- Netherlands: 8
- Sweden: 7
- South Korea: 5
- Switzerland: 5
- France: 5
- Austria: 5
The Americans took top spots in snowboard slopestyle, with Red Gerard and Jamie Anderson the winning the men's and women's events. Anderson also went on to win silver in a new event, big air. 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 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 closed out her Olympic program with a gold in the giant slalom and silver in the combined. Lindsey Vonn also skied to a bronze in the downhill.
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.
The U.S. picked up some more medals in men's freestyle skiing, with David Wise winning gold and Alex Ferreira earning silver in the halfpipe. Lauren Gibbs and Elana Meyers Taylor also won silver in bobsled, and Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins secured Team USA's first ever cross-country skiing gold.
The women's hockey team ended a 20-year drought when they won gold in a dramatic shootout against Canada. The American ladies also reigned supreme in the speed skating team pursuit. Finally, snowboarder Kyle Mack won silver in men's big air, and men's curling picked up a surprising gold under the leadership of John Shuster.
"We always knew we had it in us, but to do it when it matters most is what I'm most proud of overall," of the victory. Congratulations, Team USA!