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Five Top Olympic Medal-Winning Countries by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries that have won the most total medals in the modern Summer and Winter Olympics.
According to Wikipedia. One country does not exist anymore.
Not counting the combined team of Australasia
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First submittedSeptember 30, 2016
Last updatedOctober 3, 2018
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Europe
1,339
Soviet Union / Unified Team
1,265
Germany / West Germany
882
Great Britain
840
France
701
Italy
 
 
Asia
608
China
497
Japan
337
South Korea
91
Turkey
70
Kazakhstan
Africa
102
Kenya
86
South Africa
53
Ethiopia
32
Egypt
25
Nigeria
 
 
North America
2,827
United States
501
Canada
225
Cuba
77
Jamaica
69
Mexico
South America
128
Brazil
74
Argentina
28
Colombia
15
Venezuela
13
Chile
 
 
Oceania
512
Australia
120
New Zealand
1
Fiji
1
Samoa
1
Tonga
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Oct 3, 2018
Sorry for all the problems with this quiz. When we transitioned our quizzes to the new format maybe 0.1% of them got screwed up. It should be fixed now.
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level 66
Oct 3, 2018
Thanks for fixing!
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level 70
Oct 3, 2018
always grateful for your hard work, Quizmaster!
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level 75
Oct 4, 2018
As a Turkish person, I always forget Turkey in Asia segment. Yeah, I know Turkey is classified as an Asian nation in JetPunk but in sports competitions and other cultural events It generally lays in Europe.
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level 70
Oct 4, 2018
So....Cyprus IS in Europe.
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level 61
Oct 5, 2018
Sorry, but Turkey - at the moment - has in a cultural way nothing in common with the rest of europe. Thanks to your GOD-like president.
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level 72
Oct 6, 2018
Heracles96 was talking about sporting connection, not political.
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level 73
Oct 7, 2018
Even so "nothing in common" is a bit much, one president doesn't wipe out the whole culture.
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level 23
Aug 27, 2019
This is wear Jetpunk's inisistence that Turkey is treated as an Asian country falls down. To pick just three Olympic sports at random - Turkey competes in the official European Championships for athletics, swimming and wrestling.
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level 46
Aug 29, 2019
Turkey is culturally more Asian but geographically European I would say
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level 66
Oct 18, 2018
A nice, non-political quiz. My non-political comment is that it's time those Pacific island nations (New Zealand excepted) started winning a few more medals.
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level 32
Jan 22, 2019
I got USSR With 0:01 left!
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level 53
Mar 24, 2019
Got all but Samoa. Didn't know Kazakhstan had that many.
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level 76
Aug 2, 2019
Kazakhstan greatest country in the world
All other countries are run by little girls
Kazakhstan #1 exporter of potassium
Other countries have inferior potassium
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level 68
Aug 26, 2019
Kazakhs are phenomenal ass-kickers. Most of their medals are in combat sports or weightlifting.
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level 55
Aug 14, 2019
Can someone explain why huge countries like Indonesia & India are comparatively so bad at sports?
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level 71
Aug 26, 2019
Lack of government investment in Olympic sport, focus on other sports/cultural activity, talented athletes having a lack of time and resources to train and compete...
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level 76
Aug 26, 2019
Because success at the Olympics has almost nothing at all to do with population or the size of your country which is why looking at per-capita figures is nonsensical. Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, etc also have virtually no presence at the Olympic games. It's much more about economics, physical geography (hard to get a ski jumping team going in Namibia), politics (how interested a country is in the Olympics, how much support the government gives to its athletes), athletic tradition, and competitive spirit than population. Also a bit to do with genetics (a big part of why Kenya shows up here). Population doesn't start being a factor until you look at some micronations.
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level 20
Aug 27, 2019
I got all the countries right, but I almost missed one because I consider Turkey a European country!