2006 Winter Olympics medal table

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2006 Winter Olympics medals
LocationTurin,  Italy
Most gold medals Germany (11)
Most total medals Germany (29)
Victory ceremony at Medals Plaza

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to February 26, 2006. A total of 2,508 athletes representing 80 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) (+3 from 2002 Olympics) participated in 84 events (+6 from 2002) from 15 different sports and disciplines (unchanged from 2002).[1]

Athletes from 26 NOCs won at least one medal, and athletes from 18 of these NOCs secured at least one gold.[1] Germany won the highest number of gold medals (11) and led in overall medals (29) for the third consecutive Games. Latvia and Slovakia won the first medals in their Winter Olympic history.[2]

Speed skater Cindy Klassen of Canada won five medals (one gold, two silver and two bronze) and was the most medalled athlete at the Games. Biathlete Michael Greis of Germany and short track speed skaters Ahn Hyun Soo and Jin Sun-Yu, both of South Korea, tied for the most gold medals, with three each.[3]

Changes in medal standings[edit]

One athlete was stripped of an Olympic medal during these Games.[4] Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva won a silver medal in the 15 km race, but tested positive for carphedon and lost her medal. Germany's Martina Glagow was given the silver medal and fellow Russian Albina Akhatova (who was caught doping in 2009[5] and missed the 2010 Olympics) won the bronze.[6]

IOC retesting[edit]

The IOC has retested nearly 500 doping samples that were collected at the 2006 Turin Games. In 2014, the Estonian Olympic Committee was notified by the IOC that a retested sample from cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun had tested positive. On 24 October 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency Athletes' Commission stated that Šmigun, who won two gold medals at the Turin Games, faces a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing before the end of October. If Šmigun were to be stripped of her gold medals, Kateřina Neumannová of Czech Republic could be elevated to gold in the 7.5 + 7.5 km double pursuit event. Marit Bjørgen of Norway could acquire a seventh gold medal in the 10 km classical event.[7]

Medal table[edit]

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables.[1] By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

  *   Host nation (Italy)

  *   Host nation (Italy)

1 Germany (GER)1112629
2 United States (USA)99725
3 Austria (AUT)97723
4 Russia (RUS)86822
5 Canada (CAN)710724
6 Sweden (SWE)72514
7 South Korea (KOR)63211
8 Switzerland (SUI)54514
9 Italy (ITA)*50611
10 France (FRA)3249
 Netherlands (NED)3249
12 Estonia (EST)3003
13 Norway (NOR)28919
14 China (CHN)24511
15 Czech Republic (CZE)1214
16 Croatia (CRO)1203
17 Australia (AUS)1012
18 Japan (JPN)1001
19 Finland (FIN)0639
20 Poland (POL)0112
21 Belarus (BLR)0101
 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Slovakia (SVK)0101
25 Ukraine (UKR)0022
26 Latvia (LAT)0011
Totals (26 nations)848484252

Change By Doping[edit]

Olympics Athlete Country Medal Event Ref
2006 Winter Olympics Olga Pyleva  Russia 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Biathlon, Women's individual [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Turin 2006". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  2. ^ Associated Press (2006-02-26). "Germany, U.S. finish 1-2, many nations share wealth in Turin medals race". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  3. ^ "Great Olympic performances". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  4. ^ "2006–Winter Olympics Games XX (Torino, Italy)". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  5. ^ "Biathlon champion is banned". The New York Times. November 3, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Russian athlete stripped of medal". BBC Sports. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  7. ^ Butler, Nick (24 Oct 2016). "Šmigun-Vähi facing CAS hearing after "positive" retest at Turin 2006". INSIDETHEGAMES.BIZ. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  8. ^ "Russian Woman Stripped of Biathlon Medal". NBCSports.com. Associated Press. February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2008.

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