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Monday, September 6, 2010

Proposal for a European Union Olympic team

The Young European Federalists has put an idea forward for a European Union delegation to the Olympic Games, arguing that the 27 EU member states would have a greater chance of topping the medals table if they competed under a single banner.

A spokesman for the European Commission, Reijo Kemppinen was quoted saying[1] at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

With 82 gold medals and all together 286 medals, the European Union swept the floor in the Olympic Games
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 European Union (EU) 82 100 102 286
2 United States (USA) 36 39 27 102
3 China (CHN) 32 17 14 63
4 Russia (RUS) 27 27 38 92

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