Russia In The Olympics - 12/6/17

1)  The Russians have never hosted an Olympics? 

2)  Russian athletes own the most Winter medals in figure skating? 

3)  Russia leads all nations in medals stripped from their athletes? 

4)  The Russians hold the top 3 spots for the most medals ever won by an Olympian? 

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1)  Fake…twice.  The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

2)  Fake…cross country skiing with 29 overall.  Figure skaters have earned 26 medals.

3)  Fact…with 50.  That’s almost 5 times over the runner up Belarus, which has 11.  The U.S. has 8.

4)  Fake…they hold positions 2, 3, and 4 with 3 gymnasts…earning 18, 15, and 13 medals respectively during their careers.  Michael Phelps in the current record holder with 28.

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