Olympic Medals by Country 2022

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The Olympic Games (typically shortened to "Olympics") is a worldwide tournament in which athletes from all over the world come together to compete in honor of their respective countries. The Olympics are the leading international sports event, with each occurrence of the games held in a different host city. Some cities have hosted multiple Olympic events—for example, Los Angeles, California (U.S.) held the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984 and is scheduled to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The Olympics is divided into two seasonally themed halves. The Summer Olympics includes a myriad of fair weather sports, from track and field to swimming, gymnastics, and basketball. Conversely, the Winter Olympics focuses upon cold-weather sports such as bobsledding, ice skating, and skiing. Both events are held every four years, but their schedules are currently offset by two years. Thus, the Summer Olympics will take place in 2024, 2028, and 2032, with the Winter Olympics scheduled for 2022, 2026, and 2030. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were postponed until July/August of 2021.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which presents the Paralympic Games, an Olympics-style event specifically for athletes with disablities. While the two organizations are technically separate entities, the partnership enables the Paralympics to take place in the same host cities as the Olympics, using the official Olympic venues and facilities.

The IOC also puts on the Summer and Winter Youth Olympics, which cater to athletes 15 to 18 years old. The Youth Olympics uses an offset two-lane/four-year schedule similar to that of the main games, but with different host cities and venues. In addition, the Olympics are intertwined with many regional events, such as the Pan American Games and the Asian Games.

Because several countries have formed and/or broken apart since the modern Olympics began in 1896, total medal counts can be tricky. The most notable example is the Soviet Union, which fractured into several smaller countries, including Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Moldova. The IOC had to decide which of the newer countries, if any, got credit for the Soviet Union's medals. Also, many athletes have participated in the games as individuals due to their political beliefs or sanctions against their host country. Finally, on a few occasions, the IOC has revoked a medal from an athlete found to have broken the rules and awarded it to another athlete. That said, here are the top 10 winners in total medals for the Summer, then Winter Olympics as of 2021.

Countries with the Most Olympics Medals:

The countries with the most summer olympic medals are: the United States (2656), the Soviet Union (1010), Great Britain (916), France (750), Germany (652), China (634), Italy (618), Australia (547), Hungary (511), and Sweden (503). The countries with the most winter olympic medals are Norway (368), United States (307), Germany (240), Austria (232), Canada (199), the Soviet Union (194), Finland (167), Sweden (158), Switzerland (153), and the Netherlands (130). For a comprehensive list that compiles every Olympics to date together, keep scrolling.

Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:

  1. United States - 2980 medals
  2. United Kingdom - 948 medals
  3. Germany - 892 medals
  4. France - 874 medals
  5. Italy - 742 medals
  6. China - 696 medals
  7. Sweden - 661 medals
  8. Australia - 562 medals
  9. Japan - 555 medals
  10. Russia - 547 medals

Olympic Medals by Country 2022

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Olympic Medals by Country 2022

Country Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze 2022 Population
United States29801180959841338,289,857
United Kingdom94829632033267,508,936
Germany89229329330683,369,843
France87425828932764,626,628
Italy74225722426159,037,474
China6962752271941,425,887,337
Sweden66120522223410,549,347
Australia56216917821526,177,413
Japan555183172200123,951,692
Russia547196164187144,713,314
Norway5281921761605,434,319
Canada52514417220938,454,327
Hungary5181821561809,967,308
Finland4721441481805,540,745
Netherlands45114014816317,564,014
Switzerland3581091241258,740,472
South Korea35712711611451,815,810
Austria326831151288,939,617
Poland320799614539,857,145
Romania309909712219,659,267
Cuba24185718511,212,191
Bulgaria2305590856,781,953
Denmark2064879795,882,261
Spain17149725047,558,630
Belgium16144566111,655,930
Brazil150374271215,313,498
Ukraine14738377239,701,739
New Zealand1405334535,185,288
Greece12135454110,384,971
Kenya11335423654,027,487
Turkey10441263785,341,241
Belarus1032135479,534,954
Czech Republic9828323810,493,986
South Africa8927332959,893,885
Jamaica872636252,827,377
Kazakhstan8016244019,397,998
Argentina7721263045,510,318
Iran7624232988,550,570
Mexico73132436127,504,125
Ethiopia58231223123,379,924
North Korea5616172326,069,416
Croatia521819154,030,358
Azerbaijan497142810,358,074
Slovenia451014212,119,844
Estonia431411181,326,062
Slovakia40131895,643,453
Georgia401012183,744,385
Egypt3881119110,990,103
Indonesia3781415275,501,339
Uzbekistan371162034,627,652
India35109161,417,173,173
Thailand351081771,697,030
Ireland351110145,023,109
Colombia345131651,874,024
Mongolia30211173,398,366
Latvia30514111,850,651
Portugal28591410,270,865
Nigeria2731113218,541,212
Lithuania2667132,750,055
Morocco24751237,457,971
Serbia2467117,221,365
Venezuela1937928,301,696
Trinidad and Tobago1935111,531,044
Armenia182882,780,469
Algeria1754844,903,225
Bahamas16826409,984
Tunisia1553712,356,117
Philippines14158115,559,009
Malaysia1308533,938,221
Chile1327419,603,733
Israel133199,038,309
Dominican Republic1235411,228,821
Uganda1144347,249,585
Pakistan10334235,824,862
Uruguay102263,422,794
Puerto Rico102263,252,407
Liechtenstein1022639,327
Hong Kong92347,488,865
Zimbabwe834116,320,537
Qatar82152,695,122
Kyrgyzstan70346,630,623
Cameroon631227,914,536
Moldova60243,272,996
Vietnam513198,186,856
Ghana501433,475,870
Ecuador532018,001,000
Singapore51225,975,689
Namibia50502,567,012
Saudi Arabia402236,408,820
Peru413034,049,588
Ivory Coast411228,160,542
Syria411222,125,249
Tajikistan41129,952,787
Lebanon40225,489,739
Costa Rica41125,180,829
Bahrain42201,472,233
Luxembourg4130647,599
Iceland4022372,899
Jordan311111,285,869
Panama31024,408,581
Kuwait30034,268,873
Fiji3201929,766
Grenada3111125,438
San Marino301233,660
Tanzania202065,497,748
Afghanistan200241,128,771
Mozambique210132,969,518
Niger201126,207,977
Sri Lanka202021,832,143
Zambia201120,017,675
Burundi211012,889,576
Haiti201111,584,996
United Arab Emirates21019,441,129
Botswana20112,630,296
North Macedonia20112,093,599
Suriname2101618,040
Bermuda210164,184
Sudan101046,874,204
Iraq100144,496,122
Burkina Faso100122,673,762
Guatemala101017,843,908
Senegal101017,316,449
Togo10018,848,699
Paraguay10106,780,744
Turkmenistan10106,430,770
Eritrea10013,684,032
Gabon10102,388,992
Mauritius10011,299,469
Cyprus10101,251,488
Djibouti10011,120,849
Guyana1001808,726
Montenegro1010627,082
Barbados1001281,635
Samoa1010222,382
Tonga1010106,858

Olympic Medals by Country 2022

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