Most successful Olympic Games for the SSSR

Informal superiority at the Moscow Olympics revealed winners: the USSR team won 80 gold, 69 silver and 46 bronze medals. The second was the GDR team with a result of 47-37-42, and the third was the team of Bulgaria: 8-16-17. The success of the Olympians of socialist countries was largely predetermined, as these games were boycotted by many countries protesting against the introduction of Soviet troops into Afghanistan. Among the boycotting included the United States, whose athletes traditionally rivaled pupils of Soviet sports schools. As a result of the boycott, Soviet athletes managed to win nearly 49% of the gold medals of their total.

If you do not take into account the Moscow Olympics, the most successful games for the USSR can be attributed to the Summer Olympics, held in Rome in 1960. Soviet athletes took part in it for only the third time during the revival of the Olympic movement.

At this sports forum 134 sets of medals were played. In unofficial superiority representatives of the USSR defeated even recognized favorites — the team of the USA. Soviet athletes managed to win 103 medals, of which 43 were gold, 29 were silver, 31 were bronze. If you recalculate this figure as a percentage, it is 32% of total medals. USSR athletes performed in all kinds of program except field hockey and football.

The next winning Olympics for Soviet athletes was the Summer Games, held in 1972 in Munich. The first line of unofficial team superiority again took the USSR. Out of 193 sets of Olympic medals, the Soviet team won 50 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze awards. Success is rated as 26%. These were games that gathered a record number of participants — 121 countries sent representatives to Munich. Each of the 29 disciplines of the games program updated previous records, many of which became not only Olympic but world.

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