Germany map


Population: 82,424,609
Area: 137,847 sq. miles
Location: Europe
Capital: Berlin
Major Cities: Hamburg, Munich
Language(s): German
Winter Olympic Debut: 1928

Pre Vancouver
Vancouver 2010

After World War II, the Allied powers divided Germany into four occupation zones. In 1949, the country became separate nations - the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR), known as West and East Germany, respectively.

In a dramatic turn of events in the late 1980s, the Soviet stranglehold on Eastern Europe was loosened. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 symbolized this new world order.  Germany was reunified into one nation on October 3, 1990.

 *See Medals for East and West Germany all-time medal records

Germany: Olympic Tradition

Germany competed as a unified team until 1968. From 1968 through 1988, East Germany (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) competed separately (East Germans participated as part of the combined German team from 1956-64). All told, German athletes have won 328 medals in the Olympic Winter Games. Germany hosted the IV Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936.

Germany: Vancouver Outlook

With its 29 medals, Germany topped the standings in Torino and has the potential to repeat that feat in Vancouver.


Explore & Compare

Explore & Compare

How many golds did the U.S. win at the 1980 Lake Placid Games? How do Norway, Sweden and Finland match up from Olympics to Olympics? Explore and compare medal standings through the years.

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Images of the Parade of Nations at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Images of the U.S. delegation at the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 12.

2010 Medal Standings

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