Power Ranking The Top 50 Countries Of The 2016 Summer Olympics — Take A Wild Guess Who Is Number F’n One

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Every four years, countries from all across the globe compete in the ultimate sporting event in the history of sports, the Summer Olympics.

Since 1896, countries have competed for the chance at becoming the world’s leader in sports. From track and field events like the 100 meter sprint to indoor sports like basketball and water polo, the summer games have been hosted in 20 different countries, with America hosting the most with four.

When Athens, Greece hosted the first games in 1896, it featured 241 athletes from 14 countries and was the biggest international participation sporting event of the time. It has since become even larger with 207 countries competing and a record breaking 10,500 expected athletes competing.

As the games continue to grow, so does the fans from each of the countries involved. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, all fans head to the games looking for one thing, pride of their country. The only thing that matters is who wins and who loses, there is no religious persecution or politics at the Olympics, only competition.

We decided to honor the fans and countries that participate in the Summer Olympics by ranking the top 50 countries.

 

50. Kenya

Kenya

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  • Total Medal Count: 86
  • Gold Medals: 25
  • Best Sport: Men’s 3000 M Steeplechase
  • Top Athlete: Kipchoge Keino

49. Georgia

Eglise Meteki et riviere Mtkvari

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  • Total Medal Count: 25
  • Gold Medals: 6
  • Best Sport: Wrestling
  • Top Athlete: George Asanidze & George Gogshelidze

48. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

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  • Total Medal Count: 52
  • Gold Medals: 16
  • Best Sport: Boxing
  • Top Athlete: Yermakhan Ibraimov

47. Croatia

Croatia

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  • Total Medal Count: 23
  • Gold Medals: 6
  • Best Sport: Handball
  • Top Athlete: Toni Kukoc

46. Colombia

Colombia

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  • Total Medal Count: 19
  • Gold Medals: 2
  • Best Sport: Weightlifting
  • Top Athlete: Helmut Bellingrodt

45. Portugal

Portugal

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  • Total Medal Count: 23
  • Gold Medals: 4
  • Best Sport: Marathon
  • Top Athlete: Carlos Lopes

44. India

India

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  • Total Medal Count: 26
  • Gold Medals: 9
  • Best Sport: Field Hockey
  • Top Athlete: Men’s National Field Hockey Team from 1928 to 1936

43. Slovakia

Slovakia

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  • Total Medal Count: 24
  • Gold Medals: 7
  • Best Sport: Canoeing
  • Top Athlete: Pavol Hochschorner & Peter Hochschorner

42. Indonesia

Indonesia

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  • Total Medal Count: 27
  • Gold Medals: 6
  • Best Sport: Badminton
  • Top Athlete: Susi Susanti

41. Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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  • Total Medal Count: 45
  • Gold Medals: 21
  • Best Sport: 10,000 M
  • Top Athlete: Tirunesh Dibaba

40. Egypt

V0050141 Egypt: the pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx. Colour

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  • Total Medal Count: 26
  • Gold Medals: 7
  • Best Sport: Weightlifting
  • Top Athlete: Karam Gaber

39. New Zealand

New Zealand

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  • Total Medal Count: 99
  • Gold Medals: 42
  • Best Sport: Rowing
  • Top Athlete: Ian Ferguson & Paul McDonald

38. Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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  • Total Medal Count: 44
  • Gold Medals: 14
  • Best Sport: Canoeing
  • Top Athlete: Martin Doktor

37. Austria

Austria

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  • Total Medal Count: 86
  • Gold Medals: 18
  • Best Sport: Canoeing
  • Top Athlete: Peter Seisenbacher

36. Mexico

Mexico

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  • Total Medal Count: 62
  • Gold Medals: 13
  • Best Sport: Diving
  • Top Athlete: Joaquin Capilla

35. Turkey

Turkey

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  • Total Medal Count: 88
  • Gold Medals: 39
  • Best Sport: Wrestling
  • Top Athlete: Elvan Abeylegesse

34. Belarus

Belarus

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  • Total Medal Count: 75
  • Gold Medals: 12
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Ekaterina Karsten

33. Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Co. Antrim

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  • Total Medal Count: 29
  • Gold Medals: 9
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Pat O’Callaghan

32. Iran

Young muslim woman

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  • Total Medal Count: 60
  • Gold Medals: 15
  • Best Sport: Wrestling
  • Top Athlete: Hadi Saei, Taekwondo

31. North Korea

Close up of North Korean flag

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  • Total Medal Count: 47
  • Gold Medals: 14
  • Best Sport: Weightlifting
  • Top Athlete: Kye Sun-Hui

30. Argentina

Argentina v Bolivia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

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  • Total Medal Count: 70
  • Gold Medals: 18
  • Best Sport: Boxing
  • Top Athlete: Carlos Espinola & Lucha Aymar

29. Denmark

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Total Medal Count: 179
  • Gold Medals: 43
  • Best Sport: Sailing
  • Top Athlete: Eskild Ebbesen, Rowing

28. Ukraine

The "Tunnel of Love" in western Ukraine

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  • Total Medal Count: 115
  • Gold Medals: 33
  • Best Sport: Gymnastics
  • Top Athlete: Yana Klochkova, Swimming

27. Jamaica

Vacation

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  • Total Medal Count: 67
  • Gold Medals: 17
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Usain Bolt

26. South Africa

Two leopards on tree watching tourists in jeep, back view

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  • Total Medal Count: 76
  • Gold Medals: 23
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Penelope Heyns, Swimming

25. Brazil

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  • Total Medal Count: 108
  • Gold Medals: 23
  • Best Sport: Sailing
  • Top Athlete: Torben Grael & Robert Scheidt

24. Cuba

Cuban flag over Plaza de la Cathedral at sunset, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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  • Total Medal Count: 209
  • Gold Medals: 72
  • Best Sport: Boxing
  • Top Athlete: Ramon Frost

23. Belgium

Canal and Graslei area, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Total Medal Count: 142
  • Gold Medals: 37
  • Best Sport: Archery
  • Top Athlete: Hubert Van Innis

22. Greece

Blue sea in summer, greek islands, Santorini

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  • Total Medal Count: 111
  • Gold Medals: 30
  • Best Sport: Weightlifting
  • Top Athlete: Pyrros Dimas

21. Switzerland

Climber watching Matterhorn from Riffelsee

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  • Total Medal Count: 185
  • Gold Medals: 47
  • Best Sport: Gymnastics
  • Top Athlete: Eugen Mack & Georges Miez

20. Poland

Old Ruin Castle On Grassy Field Against Cloudy Sky

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  • Total Medal Count: 271
  • Gold Medals: 64
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Irena Szewinska

19. Bulgaria

Sofia Icon

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  • Total Medal Count: 214
  • Gold Medals: 51
  • Best Sport: Wrestling
  • Top Athlete: Mariya Grozdeva

18. Romania

Romania, Transylvania, Exterior

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  • Total Medal Count: 301
  • Gold Medals: 88
  • Best Sport: Gymnastics
  • Top Athlete: Nadia Comaneci

17. Netherlands

Windmills at sunset in Kinderdijk

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  • Total Medal Count: 266
  • Gold Medals: 77
  • Best Sport: Swimming
  • Top Athlete: Inge de Bruijn

16. Finland

Aurora Borelais seen in Tampere

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  • Total Medal Count: 302
  • Gold Medals: 101
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Paavo Nurmi

15. Norway

a girl riding a reindeer through a winter forest

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  • Total Medal Count: 148
  • Gold Medals: 56
  • Best Sport: Sailing
  • Top Athlete: Otto Olsen, Shooting

14. Spain

People celebrating the holi festival in Barcelona.

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  • Total Medal Count: 131
  • Gold Medals: 37
  • Best Sport: Sailing
  • Top Athlete: David Cal, Canoeing

13. Canada

Canada, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Mountains reflecting in calm lake at sunrise

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  • Total Medal Count: 279
  • Gold Medals: 59
  • Best Sport: Cycling
  • Top Athlete: Lesley Thompson-Willie & Phil Edwards

12. Hungary

Budapest panorama

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  • Total Medal Count: 476
  • Gold Medals: 167
  • Best Sport: Fencing
  • Top Athlete: Aladar Gerevich

11. South Korea

Paigakjeong Pavilion in Yongdusan Park

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  • Total Medal Count: 243
  • Gold Medals: 81
  • Best Sport: Archery
  • Top Athlete: Kim Soo-Nyung

10. Italy

Italy, Tuscany, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta

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  • Total Medal Count: 549
  • Gold Medals: 198
  • Best Sport: Fencing
  • Top Athlete: Edoardo Mangiarotti

9. Japan

Chureto with Mt. Fuji

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  • Total Medal Count: 398
  • Gold Medals: 130
  • Best Sport: Gymnastics
  • Top Athlete: Takashi Ono

8. Australia

Sydney Opera House and waterfront, Sydney, Australia

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  • Total Medal Count: 468
  • Gold Medals: 139
  • Best Sport: Swimming
  • Top Athlete: Ian Thorpe

7. Russia

San basilio

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  • Total Medal Count: 395
  • Gold Medals: 132
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Aleksey Nemov, Gymnastics

6. Germany

German fans cheering

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  • Total Medal Count: 573
  • Gold Medals: 174
  • Best Sport: Canoeing
  • Top Athlete: Birgit Fischer

5. China

Jinli street, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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  • Total Medal Count: 473
  • Gold Medals: 201
  • Best Sport: Diving
  • Top Athlete: Zou Kai, Gymnastics

4. Sweden

Colorful fishing huts at water

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  • Total Medal Count: 483
  • Gold Medals: 143
  • Best Sport: Wrestling
  • Top Athlete: Alf Swahn, Shooting

3. France

Sunrise at the Eiffel Tower, Paris

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  • Total Medal Count: 671
  • Gold Medals: 202
  • Best Sport: Fencing
  • Top Athlete: Philippe Cattiau & Roger Ducret

2. Great Britain

The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Bridge

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  • Total Medal Count: 780
  • Gold Medals: 236
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Chris Hoy, Cycling

1. USA

Soccer Fans Gather To Watch US Team's Knockout Stage Match Against Belgium

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  • Total Medal Count: 2,399
  • Gold Medals: 976
  • Best Sport: Track & Field
  • Top Athlete: Michael Phelps, Swimming