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Soviet Union at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about Soviet Union
NOC: Soviet Union

IOC code:

URS

Olympic debut:

Summer: 

Paris 1924

Winter:  Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

Olympic participation:

Summer: 

1924, 1952-1980, 1988

Winter:  1956-1988
Soviet Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 395 319 296 1010
Winter Olympics 78 57 59 194
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Gymnastics 7367 44 184
2.   Athletics 6455 74 193
3.   Wrestling 6231 23 116
4.   Weightlifting 3921 2 62
5.   Canoe & Kayak 2913 9 51
Complete list of Soviet Union's medals in Olympic sports
Notes:
The medal count for Summer and Winter Olympics is representing medals won in competitions which in the course of time have finally become part of either the summer olympics or the winter olympics. The division between summer and winter olympic games did not exist until 1924 and in the period before this winter and summer sports were on a few occasions present at the olympics side by side.
These facts about Soviet Union at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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