Here at Eurovisionista.com we have been gripped by Olympic fever (any excuse to wave a flag!) and as the games draw to a close and after seeing so many European nations perform well, we couldn't help but wonder what a Eurovision medal table would look like. We've taken the history books off the shelf and tallied up the top three placings achieved by each country since they began participating at the contest - counting up each "gold" (first place), each "silver" (second place) and each "bronze" (third place).

  Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ireland 7 4 1 12
2 United Kingdom 5 15 3 23
3 France 5 4 7 16
4 Sweden 5 1 5 11
5 Luxembourg 5 0 2 7
6 Netherlands 4 0 1 5
7 Israel 3 2 1 6
8 Norway 3 1 1 5
9 Germany 2 4 6 12
10 Spain 2 4 1 6
11 Switzerland 2 3 3 8
12 Italy 2 2 4 8
13 Denmark 2 1 3 6
14 Russia 1 3 2 6
15 Ukraine 1 2 0 3
16 Belgium 1 2 0 3
17 Monaco 1 1 3 4
18 Turkey 1 1 1 3
19 Greece 1 0 3 4
20 Azerbaijan 1 0 1 2
21 Serbia 1 0 1 2
22 Latvia 1 0 1 2
23 Estonia 1 0 1 2
24 Finland 1 0 0 1
25 Austria 1 0 0 1
26 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
27 Malta 0 2 2 4
28 Iceland 0 2 0 2
29 Poland 0 1 0 1
30 Serbia & Montenegro 0 1 0 1
31 Romania 0 0 2 2
32 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 0 1 1

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