Talk:Soviet Union at the Olympics
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Should not the 1992 Olympics count for the USSR also since the Unified Team was the former USSR?
- First, there already was no Soviet Union as a country. Second, Unified Team had the separate IOC country code - EUN, while USSR had URS code. That's why I think, that 1992 Olympics should not count for the USSR. Cmapm
But the Unified Team is essentially the USSR. They are basically the same team under a different name. Many athletes who competed as part of the Soviet Union in 1988 were back in 1992 under a different name. So, I think, to be objective we are ought to at least mentioned that here even if we do not include them on the table.
Didn't the Soviets have their own rival games to the Olympics? I can't find anything on that subject? I did I just imagine it? 184.108.40.206 23:00, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
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Rank by Total medals - unfair and should be left as of 1991
I think that the current indicator in the lower-right-hand corner of both tables (Summer and Winter Games), which gives the CURRENT rank of the USSR by the TOTAL number of medals won in any Olympics is unfair. It is unreasonable to have it in its present form because the number will always increase (the USSR will appear as always falling in rank), since the USSR does not exist for almost 20 years already, and consequently has not won any new medals since then. In my opinion, the indicator should account for rank as of December 26, 1991, the date when the country officially ceased to exist (count all medals for all countries for all Summer Olympic Games up to and including 1988, but not including 1992, and the same for Winter Olympics. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:49, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Many countries ceased to exist since the inception of the modern Olympics but their medal haul is implemented in the modern rankings. There'll be no exception for the Soviets. Cskamoscow100 (talk) 4:16, 1 December 2017 (UTC)