1 9 7 2
Mascots
1896 – 2016
all
mascots
One hundred ninety-five
sets of medals
were at stake in 1972
Germany
Country
Munich
City
7134
Athletes
1059
6075
Olympic Games
gold medal
1896 – 2016
all
medals
121
Participating
Countries
THE POWER OF MUSTACHES

US swimmer Mark Spitz before the first swim in 1972 Olympics in Munich decided to shave his famous mustaches. He explained his idea to he Soviet team that it is easier to swim with mustaches, they prevent water ingestion. In all other competitions the Soviet swimmers had mustaches. Spitz won an incredible seven gold medals.

Where do
the medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
    medals
  • Silver
    medals
  • Bronze
    medals
  • Total
    table
  • 50 27 22 99
    01 USSR USSR
  • 33 31 30 94
    02 USA USA
  • 20 23 23 66
    03 GDR GDR
  • 13 11 16 40
    04 FRG FRG
  • 6 13 16 35
    05 Hungary Hungary
  • 13 8 8 29
    06 Japan Japan
  • 7 5 9 21
    07 Poland Poland
  • 6 10 5 21
    07 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 5 3 10 18
    08 Italy Italy
  • 4 5 9 18
    08 United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • 8 7 2 17
    09 Australia Australia
  • 4 6 6 16
    10 Sweden Sweden
  • 3 6 7 16
    10 Romania Romania
  • 2 4 7 13
    11 France France
  • 2 3 4 9
    12 Kenya Kenya
  • 3 1 4 8
    13  Cuba Cuba
  • 3 1 4 8
    13 Finland Finland
  • 2 4 2 8
    13 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 3 1 1 5
    14 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 2 1 2 5
    14 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • 1 1 3 5
    14 North Korea (DPRK) North Korea (DPRK)
  • 0 2 3 5
    14 Canada Canada
  • 2 1 1 4
    15 Norway Norway
  • 1 1 1 3
    16 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 3 0 3
    16 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 0 2 1 3
    16 Iran Iran
  • 0 1 2 3
    16 Austria Austria
  • 0 1 2 3
    16 Colombia Colombia
  • 1 1 0 2
    17 Uganda Uganda
  • 0 2 0 2
    17 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 2 0 2
    17 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 2 2
    17 Brazil Brazil
  • 0 0 2 2
    17 Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Denmark Denmark
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Argentina Argentina
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Mexico Mexico
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Mongolia Mongolia
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Pakistan Pakistan
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Tunisia Tunisia
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Turkey Turkey
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Ghana Ghana
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Jamaica Jamaica
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Niger Niger
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Nigeria Nigeria
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Spain Spain
  • 0 0 0 0
    19  Ecuador Ecuador
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Algeria Algeria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Burma Burma
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Guatemala Guatemala
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Indonesia Indonesia
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Ireland Ireland
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Malaysia Malaysia
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Morocco Morocco
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Peru Peru
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Portugal Portugal
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Senegal Senegal
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Taiwan Taiwan
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Thailand Thailand
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
map
195 sets of medals
were at stake in 1972
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

map

  • Gold
    medals
  • Silver
    medals
  • Bronze
    medals
  • Total
    table