Talk:Winter Olympic Games

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August 14, 2011Peer reviewReviewed
Current status: Good article

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Time pattern[edit]

For the Winter Olympic Games; why it had to change from every 4 years to every 4 years of the "2"? So it now doing every 4 years of the "2" (e.g. 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, etc...). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:51, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

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All time table[edit]

I find the all time table a bit dubious. Usually, at least here, Russia is considered a successor to the USSR. Legally it is. I don't know whether the IOC has a particular stance on it regarding medal count, but it feels weird to me. A similar thing can be said about Germany (and was in the archives in 2005) becoming merged with West Germany, since they are actually the same country. To expand: there never was a country "West Germany", nor "East Germany", these weren't even official shorthands, just useful monikers. They were the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic respectively (Thus FRG and GDR). In 1990, the GDR dissolved and its territory joined the FRG. The FRG exists to this day, it had the same Olympic Committee as the pre-reunification FRG, so it can be argued that the scores should be combined in the total count. The change of name and olympic shorthand is just that we can now use "Germany" and "GER" without ambiguity, no official name anywhere was changed. The table however says it uses official data from the IOC, but there's no link and I wasn't able to find it on the IOC site. At the very least, the description of West Germany as "defunct nation" is utterly wrong in every aspect. --Ulkomaalainen (talk) 15:04, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

I get your point, but the IOC's website lists Russia, USSR, Unified Team, and Olympic Athletes From Russia separately. This is a link to the IOC's guide to ice hockey gold medallists, which is perhaps the most egregious example of this phenomenon given the country's success in that event. (talk) 18:37, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

If you include the medals won by Germany when it was divided between West Germany and East Germany, Germany would be on top of the All-time Winter Olympic Games medal table not Norway and if you include the medals won by Russia when it was part of the Soviet Union, Russia would be ahead of the USA as well so therefore in reality they should be Germany 1st, Norway 2nd, Russia 3rd and the USA 4th. (talk) 08:50, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

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Needs a key.[edit]

Section. List of Winter Olympic Games.

There’s no key.

What are S, D, C, E, N, TN?

Competitors (number), Events, Nations... I’m still stuck on S, D, TN: Sports, Disciplines, Top Nation?

MBG02 (talk) 03:31, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Table links[edit]

It seems to me that the links in the table headed “list of Winter Olympics games” should link to the pages for the respective Games, rather than to the host city pages. The geographical cities would be the appropriate link if the table were a list of host cities, but it isn’t, and most visitors to such a table will be looking for information about the Winter Olympics. MapReader (talk) 05:49, 5 August 2021 (UTC)