How does each state match up against foreign countries when it comes to Olympic medals?

Ryan Nickum

Aug 25

Lists + Maps

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The 2016 Summer Olympics have come to a close, and the medal count is in. The United States dominated, winning 121 events and compiling 266 individual medals. Some states’ athletes really brought home the gold (California), and others brought home a handful of bronze and silver. Some states would have been just as well off to stay home and watch it from their sofas like the rest of us.

Here at Estately, we wanted to show not only which states won the most medals, but also which foreign countries had a medal count equal to that of each U.S. state.

 

ALABAMA(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

ALASKA—(1  Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

ARIZONA—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

ARKANSAS—(1 Medal):   Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

CALIFORNIA—(50 Medals): Russia—56, Germany—42

COLORADO—(2 Medals): Algeria, Bahrain, Bahamas, Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Olympic Athletes, India, Israel, Ireland, Lithuania, Mongolia, Vietnam

CONNECTICUT—(0 Medals): Afghanistan and 119 other countries

DELAWARE—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—(6  Medals):  Belgium, Greece, Thailand

FLORIDA—(12 Medals):  Jamaica—11 medals

GEORGIA—(3 Medals):  Bulgaria, Egypt, Indonesia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Venezuela

HAWAII—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

IDAHO—(0 Medals): Albania and 119 other countries.

ILLINOIS—(15 Medals):  Denmark, Hungary

INDIANA—(7 Medals):  Georgia, North Korea, Switzerland

IOWA—(4 Medals):  Argentina, Armenia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia

KANSAS—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

KENTUCKY—(0 Medals):  Angola and 119 other countries

LOUISIANA—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

MAINE—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

MARYLAND—(13 Medals):  Kenya, Uzbekistan

MASSACHUSETTS—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

MICHIGAN—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

MINNESOTA—(4 Medals):  Argentina, Armenia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia

MISSISSIPPI—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

MISSOURI—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

MONTANA—(2 Medals):  Algeria, Bahrain, Bahamas, Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Olympic Athletes, India, Israel, Ireland, Lithuania, Mongolia, Vietnam

NEBRASKA—(3 Medals):  Bulgaria, Egypt, Indonesia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Venezuela

NEVADA—(0 Medals): Bolivia and 119 other countries

NEW HAMPSHIRE—(2 Medals):  Algeria, Bahrain, Bahamas, Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Olympic Athletes, India, Israel, Ireland, Lithuania, Mongolia, Vietnam

NEW JERSEY—(8 Medals):  Colombia, Iran, Servia, Turkey, Ethiopia

NEW MEXICO—(0 Medals): Bangladesh and 119 other countries

NEW YORK—(18 Medals):  New Zealand, Azerbaijan

NORTH CAROLINA—(2 Medals):  Algeria, Bahrain, Bahamas, Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Olympic Athletes, India, Israel, Ireland, Lithuania, Mongolia, Vietnam

NORTH DAKOTA—(0 Medals): Pakistan and 119 other countries

OHIO—(11 Medals):  Cuba, Jamaica, Poland, Ukraine

OKLAHOMA—(3 Medals):  Bulgaria, Egypt, Indonesia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Venezuela

OREGON—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

PENNSYLVANIA—(9 Medals):  Belarus

RHODE ISLAND—(0 Medals): Eritrea and 119 other countries

SOUTH CAROLINA—(0  Medals): Haiti and 119 other countries

SOUTH DAKOTA—(0 Medals): Iceland and 119 other countries

TENNESSEE—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

TEXAS—(15  Medals):  Denmark, Hungary

UTAH—(1 Medals): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

VERMONT—(1 Medals): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

VIRGINIA—(5 Medals): Mexico, Malaysia, Romania

WASHINGTON—(6 Medals):  Belgium, Greece, Thailand

WEST VIRGINIA—(0 Medals): Iraq and 119 other countries

WISCONSIN—(1 Medal): Austria, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Grenada, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates

WYOMING—(0 Medals):  Guyana and 119 other countries.

 

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