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 Gold Silver Bronze Total Medals 2022 Population
United States11809598412980334,805,269
United Kingdom29632033294868,497,907
Germany29329330689283,883,596
France25828932787465,584,518
Italy25722426174260,262,770
China2752271946961,448,471,400
Sweden20522223466110,218,971
Australia16917821556226,068,792
Japan183172200555125,584,838
Russia196164187547145,805,947
Norway1921761605285,511,370
Canada14417220952538,388,419
Hungary1821561805189,606,259
Finland1441481804725,554,960
Netherlands14014816345117,211,447
Switzerland1091241253588,773,637
South Korea12711611435751,329,899
Austria831151283269,066,710
Poland799614532037,739,785
Romania909712230919,031,335
Cuba85718524111,305,652
Bulgaria5590852306,844,597
Denmark4879792065,834,950
Spain49725017146,719,142
Belgium44566116111,668,278
Brazil374271150215,353,593
Ukraine38377214743,192,122
New Zealand5334531404,898,203
Greece35454112110,316,637
Kenya35423611356,215,221
Turkey41263710485,561,976
Belarus2135471039,432,800
Czech Republic2832389810,736,784
South Africa2733298960,756,135
Jamaica263625872,985,094
Kazakhstan1624408019,205,043
Argentina2126307746,010,234
Iran2423297686,022,837
Mexico13243673131,562,772
Ethiopia23122358120,812,698
North Korea1617235625,990,679
Croatia181915524,059,286
Azerbaijan714284910,300,205
Slovenia101421452,078,034
Estonia141118431,321,910
Georgia101218403,968,738
Slovakia13189405,460,193
Egypt8111938106,156,692
Uzbekistan116203734,382,084
Indonesia8141537279,134,505
Ireland111014355,020,199
Thailand108173570,078,203
India10916351,406,631,776
Colombia513163451,512,762
Latvia51411301,848,837
Mongolia21117303,378,078
Portugal59142810,140,570
Nigeria3111327216,746,934
Lithuania6713262,661,708
Serbia6711248,653,016
Morocco75122437,772,756
Trinidad And Tobago3511191,406,585
Venezuela3791929,266,991
Armenia288182,971,966
Algeria5481745,350,148
Bahamas82616400,516
Tunisia5371512,046,656
Philippines15814112,508,994
Israel319138,922,892
Chile2741319,250,195
Malaysia0851333,181,072
Dominican Republic3541211,056,370
Uganda4431148,432,863
Liechtenstein2261038,387
Puerto Rico226102,829,812
Uruguay226103,496,016
Pakistan33410229,488,994
Hong Kong23497,604,299
Qatar21582,979,915
Zimbabwe341815,331,428
Kyrgyzstan03476,728,271
Moldova02464,013,171
Cameroon312627,911,548
Namibia05052,633,874
Singapore12255,943,546
Ecuador320518,113,361
Ghana014532,395,450
Vietnam131598,953,541
Iceland0224345,393
Luxembourg1304642,371
Bahrain22041,783,983
Costa Rica11245,182,354
Lebanon02246,684,849
Tajikistan11249,957,464
Syria112419,364,809
Ivory Coast112427,742,298
Peru130433,684,208
Saudi Arabia022435,844,909
San Marino012334,085
Grenada1113113,475
Fiji2013909,466
Kuwait00334,380,326
Panama10234,446,964
Jordan111310,300,869
Bermuda101261,939
Suriname1012596,831
North Macedonia01122,081,304
Botswana01122,441,162
United Arab Emirates101210,081,785
Haiti011211,680,283
Burundi110212,624,840
Zambia011219,470,234
Sri Lanka020221,575,842
Niger011226,083,660
Mozambique101233,089,461
Afghanistan002240,754,388
Tanzania020263,298,550
Tonga0101107,749
Samoa0101202,239
Barbados0011288,023
Montenegro0101627,950
Guyana0011794,045
Djibouti00111,016,097
Cyprus01011,223,387
Mauritius00111,274,727
Gabon01012,331,533
Eritrea00113,662,244
Turkmenistan01016,201,943
Paraguay01017,305,843
Togo00118,680,837
Senegal010117,653,671
Guatemala010118,584,039
Burkina Faso001122,102,838
Iraq001142,164,965
Sudan010145,992,020

Olympic Medals by Country 2022

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