Being old enough to remember the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc’s attendances at the Olympics of the 1980s, I thought it interesting to see how the constituents are doing now after the Union’s collapse.
Wikipedia lists the constituents of the Soviet Union as:
If we group these countries together for extrapolating what the Soviet Union would achieve today (part way through the Olympics), we get:
Very simplistic, I know. There’s bound to be some sports where the number of medals is not possible for one country. But what is interesting is the comparison with the current table leaders:
Dissolution has definitely hit the Soviet Union hard and the quality is just not there. Will need to check back after the Olympics have finished, of course.