Athletes with the Most Olympics Medals

Here are some lists of all-time total medals for males and females. The lists include results from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Norway's Ole Bjoerndalen is regarded as the most successful athlete in the history of the Winter Olympics - he has won a total of 13 medals (8 of them gold). Compatriot Marit Bjoergen is the most successful female athlete at the Winter Games with 10 medals (6 of them gold).

MOST GOLD MEDALS WON (MEN)

Name Country Sport Years gold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Biathlon 1998–2014 8
Bjørn Dæhlie Norway Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 8
Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Short track speed skating 2006–2014 6
Clas Thunberg Finland Speed skating 1924–1928 5
Thomas Alsgaard Norway Cross-country skiing 1994–2002 5
Eric Heiden United States Speed skating 1980 5

MOST GOLD MEDALS WON (WOMEN)

Name Country Sport Years gold
Marit Bjørgen  Norway Cross-country skiing 2002–2014 6
Lyubov Yegorova Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1994 6
Lidia Skoblikova Soviet Union Speed skating 1960–1964 6
Claudia Pechstein Germany Speed skating 1992–2006 5
Larisa Lazutina Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 5
Bonnie Blair United States Speed skating 1988–1994 5

MOST MEDALS WON (MEN)

Name Country Sport Years total
Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway Biathlon 1998–2014 13
Bjørn Dæhlie Norway Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 12
Sixten Jernberg Sweden Cross-country skiing 1956–1964 9
Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Short track speed skating 2006–2014 8
Ricco Groß Germany Biathlon 1992–2006 8
Kjetil André Aamodt Norway Alpine skiing 1992–2006 8
Sven Fischer Germany Biathlon 1994–2006 8
Clas Thunberg Finland Speed skating 1924–1928 7
Ivar Ballangrud Norway Speed skating 1928–1936 7
Veikko Hakulinen Finland Cross-country skiing 1952–1960 7
Sven Kramer Netherlands Speed skating 2006–2014 7
Eero Mäntyranta Finland Cross-country skiing 1960–1968 7
Felix Gottwald Austria Nordic combined 2002–2010 7

MOST MEDALS WON (WOMEN)

Name Country Sport Years total
Marit Bjørgen Norway Cross-country skiing 2002–2014 10
Raisa Smetanina Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1976–1992 10
Lyubov Yegorova Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1994 9
Claudia Pechstein Germany Speed skating 1992–2006 9
Ireen Wüst Netherlands Speed skating 2006–2014 8
Galina Kulakova Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1972–1980 8
Karin Enke East Germany Speed skating 1980–1988 8
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany Speed skating 1992–1998 8
Larisa Lazutina Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 7
Kati Wilhelm Germany Biathlon 2002–2010 7
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi Finland Cross-country skiing 1984–1994 7
Yelena Välbe Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 7

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