Race to the podium: U.S. Winter Olympic medals from 1924 to 2010

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 10:19 p.m. MST

Associated Press
When it comes to collecting Olympic medals, United States athletes dominate the field, claiming 2,652 medals between 1896 and 2012. However, only 253 of those medals come from the Winter Olympics, where the U.S. stands perpetually in second place behind winter sports juggernaut Norway.

Forecasts indicate that the U.S. will again finish behind Norway in the 2014 Sochi Olympics medal count, with The Wall Street Journal predicting that Norway will win 33 medals to America's 32 and statistics experts Infostrada predicting 37 to 29.

It's a tight race in the gold medal hunt, though, both websites say, with Infostrada predicting an American victory with 16 gold medals to Norway's 14 and The Wall Street Journal declaring it a "neck and neck" contest.

As the 2014 Olympic medals race officially begins, here's a look at America's Winter Olympics medal tally from the 1924 Olympics in Chamonix, France, to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Also included are historic videos and photographs from 1924-2010, as well as fun facts about the Games.

Photos: A chronological look at Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies from 1924 to 2010
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Oakland, MI

This entire article is wrong. The Olympics IS and is supposed to be about the spirit of competition, the unity of all. To publicize and divide us into US vs Them is wrong. I don't truly care whether the Russians, or Swedes, or Canada, or the US wins MORE medals. I DO want to see great and wonderful competition from all, and an opportunity to heal the world,,,, not divide it into more and many little pieces. The Olympics are supposed to be about coming together, the Afghan, the Kiwi, and the Canadian, all sharing the podium,,, hopefully, all sharing a beer in the pub afterward. That IS what the Olympics were meant for. All of us, and a beer in the pub afterwards.

It is just plain wrong to degrade it to nationalistic shoe goo.

There is no such thing as 'THEY', there is only 'WE".

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