This revealing infographic from Yellowfin continues with our Olympic themed posts. In the history of the games the United States has always been a major competitor. From 1896 to 2009, we have received 931 medals, or 61 percent of all gold medals won between the US, China and the Soviet Union. Globally the United States has won 2298 medals overall.
The Olympics have always had a political and ideological edge, allowing viewers to see major countries compete on the world stage. The competition between the democratic US and communist China has always been in the spotlight. Below is an infographic tracing the competition between the US, China and Soviet Union from the start of the games up to 2008.
We’re excited to see the updated medal count after the 2012 games finish!