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The Sanders Olympic Tally UPDATED

What Nations, Sandy, Could Win That Elusive First Medal?

The Wikipedia list of all the nations that have never won an Olympic medal (about 70) is found right here and there are some perhaps unexpected nations on the list: Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia & Herzegovina, both the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Honduras, Liberia, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Turkmenistan (not Turkey!).


Let’s update this post in a night or two. Look for the sequel! For one of those nations is thankfully OFF the list: Turkmenistan! They won a medal in these Olympics and I did not check the medal winning list against the master list! So we turn to Turkmenistan! Be back!

I am back and here is the fascinating article on ten nations that can win a medal in the Olympics either overall or in athletes (track and field). Burkina Faso has won, the other five are Liberia, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Bosnia and Palestine (yes not a country but neither is the British Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico). Liberia appears to be out of contention (5th), Br. V. I. (4th!), Dominica (12th), Bosnia (6th), and that leaves Palestine in the running. Yes if a Palestinian athlete medals, I will follow the Sanders Olympic Policy.

Now no one or few outside of San Marino or Turkmenistan thought they were going to medal in 2021 so there could be another tout (and the Sanders Olympic Policy also rewards first golds for a nation).

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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