Norway breaks United States' Winter Olympics medal record

Team Norway celebrates taking the bronze medal in the alpine team event during the venue ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

It’s time to officially accept Norway as the rulers of the winter sports world.

Thanks to a bronze medal in the Olympic team alpine skiing event in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Norway now has the Winter Olympic record for most medals in a Winter Olympics with 38.

The United States previously set the record for medals in an Olympics with 37 medals in the 2010 Vancouver Games. But Norway, a country that doesn’t keep score for many of its youth sports, broke that record just eight years later.

As Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel noted earlier in the Olympics, this Norway blitz must be stopped.

The Norwegians are currently 10 ahead of Canada, the country with the second-most medals in the Olympics. The most prolific sport for the Norwegians has been cross-country skiing, where the country has collected 13 medals with more possible. The 13 cross-country medals alone would put the Norwegian cross-country ski team 10th in the standings ahead of host country South Korea, and Scandinavian rival Sweden while trailing the unofficial Russian Olympic team by just one medal.

Not bad for a team full of asthmatics. 

At least Norway’s flag colors are also red, white and blue. That makes the transition from the United States to our new Norwegian overlords fairly simple from a design standpoint.

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