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February 08, 2002

A look at how host countries have fared in total medals in the Winter Olympics, with increase over previous games and the medal leaders for those games, starting in 1960:

Year ........... Host site ........Host country/ .................Medals..........Change

.............................................Medal leader

1960 ...........Squaw Valley .....United States.......................10 ...........+3

..............................................Soviet Union ..........................21...........

1964 ..........Innsbruck .......... Austria ..................................12 ...........+6

...............................................Soviet Union .........................21

1968 .......... Grenoble .......... France .....................................9 ...........+2

...............................................Norway ..................................14

1972 ...........Sapparo ............Japan .......................................3 ..........+3

..............................................Soviet Union ...........................16

1976 .........Innsbruck ............ Austria ....................................6 ..........+1

.............................................. Soviet Union ...........................27

1980 ......... Lake Placid ........ United States ........................ 12 ..........+2

.............................................. East Germany ........................ 23

1984 ......... Sarajevo ............ Yugoslavia ............................... 1 ......... +1

.............................................. Soviet Union ........................... 25

1988 .......... Calgary ............. Canada .................................... 5 ......... +1

.............................................. Soviet Union ...........................25

1992 .......... Albertville ........... France ................................... 9 ......... +7

............................................... Germany ............................... 26

1994 ......... Lillehammer ......... Norway ................................. 26* ....... +6

1998 ......... Nagano .............. Japan .................................. 10 ......... +5

................................................ Germany .............................. 29

* Host county had top medal total

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