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Germany

Population: 82,424,609
Area: 137,847 sq. miles
Location: Europe
Capital: Berlin
Major Cities: Hamburg, Munich
Language(s): German
Summer Olympic Debut: 1896
Medal Record:
179.5 212 226

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

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CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA363836110
CHN512128100
RUS23212872
GBR19131547
AUS14151746
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