- Winter Olympics get underway on 4 February, 2022.
- Norway topped the medals table in Sochi in 2014, and are favored to achieve that feat once again
The start of one of the biggest sporting events in 2022 is fast approaching, as the Winter Olympics finally get underway on Friday 4 February 2022. The eyes of the world will be on the event, which will be held in Beijing, China. But, which nation could achieve the most success over the course of the two-week event?
Winter Olympics Schedule
- When: 4 Feb – 20 Feb, 2022
- Where: Beijing, China
- How To Watch: NBC/ NBCSN/ USA Network
Winter Olympics Most Medals Vegas Odds
Norway Looking For Another Dominant Games
It will come as no surprise to see Norway at the top of the betting when it comes to the nation that will win the most medals in Beijing. No other country in the history of the Winter Olympics has won more than Norway. The nation has won 368 medals in total throughout their history at the Games, which is nearly double the amount that they have won at the Summer Olympics.
The vast majority of the Norwegian medals that could be won in China may come in the speed skating and cross-country skiing events, which are the events that the nation has dominated throughout its history. Their success in the Winter Olympics also ensures that they are one of just three nations that have achieved more success at the Winter Games than they have in the Summer.
Winter Olympics Most Gold Medals Vegas Odds
Norway Lead The Way For Most Golds
As well as topping the betting for the most medals outright, Norway are also the favorites to win the most gold medals in Beijing. In the 2018 Winter Olympics, Norway won 14 gold medals, which was a tie for the most won at the Games. Germany also won the same number, but Norway finished top of the medal table, having won four more silvers, and four more bronze medals.
Norway has finished the last two Winter Olympics with at least ten gold medals, as they won eleven golds at the Games in Sochi in 2014. Their lowest tally for golds in the past three Games came in Vancouver in 2010, as they finished with just nine golds. That was only enough for them to finish fourth in the medal table, with Canada leading the way at their home Games with 14 golds.
Last Five Nations To Win The Most Gold Medals
History could go some way to helping us find the nation that will win the most gold medals in Beijing over the coming weeks. Below, you can find the last five nations that have finished the games with the most golds.
- 2018- Norway & Germany (14)
- 2014- Russia & Norway (11)
- 2010- Canada (14)
- 2006- Germany (11)
- 2002- Norway (13)