Downhill Skiing – Participating Countries
Since 1936, downhill skiing has been a part in the Olympics. It has a great presence in the alpine skiing with many disciplines that hundreds of contestants enthusiastically participate in. Austria is in the lead of the competitions. In major competitions in the Olympics, the most number of medals have been won by Austria both in the sections of men and women.
A total of 114 medals – comprising 34 gold, 39 silver, and 41 bronze medals in the Olympics – takes Austria in the top of the list in downhill skiing. During the 2014 Winter Olympics, a total of 74 nations had been registered for downhill skiing competitions.
The countries participating in the Olympics events are: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Island, and Zimbabwe.
All these countries take part in the Olympics in downhill skiing. Among these participating countries, the lead position is taken by Austria. Since beginning, the Olympics had been conducting this game with few disciplines but after a decade or more, the other disciplines were added leading Austria to get the most number of medals in all of them. According to 2014 quota allocation, 22 athletes qualified for alpine skiing.