Norway won the medal contest at the Beijing Winter Olympics

The Scandinavian country team won sixteen gold medals, a record.

According to MTI news, Norway topped the medal table at the Beijing Winter Olympics, and the Scandinavian country took home a record 16 gold medals. Representatives from a total of 29 countries won medals in the Chinese capital.

One of the venues for the Winter Olympics in Beijing

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Hungarian speed skater Liu Shawang won gold in the 500 meters and bronze in the 1000 meters, as well as third place in the mixed relay with 20th place.

Medal table for the Beijing Winter Olympics (1st place for gold, 2nd for silver, 3rd for bronze):

Norway 16 8 13

Germany 12 10 5

China 9 4 2

United States of America 8 10 7

Sweden 8 5 5

Holland 8 5 4

Austria 7 7 4

Switzerland 7 2 5

Russian Olympic Committee 14 12 6

France 5 7 2

Canada 14 8 4

Japan 3 6 9

Italia 2 7 8

The Republic of Korea 2 5 2

Slovenia 2 3 2

Finland 2 2 4

New Zealand 2 1 –

Australia 1 2 1

Great Britain 1 1 –

Hungary 1 – 2

Belgium 1 – 1

Czech Republic 1 – 1

Slovakia 1 – 1

Belarus – 2 –

Spain – 1 –

Ukraine – 1 –

Estonia – – 1

Poland – – 1

Latvia – – 1

Source: mti.hu

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