Norway enjoyed an impressive fortnight in Pyeongchang, beating the U.S. record for the most medals won at a single Winter Olympics
. That was set in 2010 when the U.S. team won 37 medals but this year, Norway collected 39. Germany came second with 31 while Canada won 29. Norway's Winter Olympics achievements are always highly impressive, especially given that the country has a population of just 5.3 million people. It also managed to top the medal league this year with a team of 109 athletes, fewer than the U.S. (242) and Germany (154).
Given its small population, Norway
should theoretically top the per capita medal table with ease. However, the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, which is squeezed in between Switzerland and Austria, tops that medal league due to a single medal win. Tina Weirather won a bronze medal in the women's super-G and given Liechtenstein's population of just 37,340, it equates to 26.15 medals per million of the population, according to Bloomberg
. Norway still comes second quite comfortably with its medal haul equaling 7.33 per million of its inhabitants. When the same principle is applied to the U.S. it only manages a meagre 0.07 medals per million people.