Olympic Medals By Country 2021

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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.

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.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were actually postponed until July/August of 2021.

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.

Top 10 Countries with the Most Summer Olympics Medals (including Tokyo 2020):

  1. United States - 2656
  2. Soviet Union - 1010
  3. Great Britain - 916
  4. France - 750
  5. Germany - 652
  6. China - 634
  7. Italy - 618
  8. Australia - 547
  9. Hungary - 511
  10. Sweden - 503

Top 10 Countries with the Most Winter Olympics Medals:

  1. Norway - 368
  2. Unites States - 307
  3. Germany - 240
  4. Austria - 232
  5. Canada - 199
  6. Soviet Union - 194
  7. Finland - 167
  8. Sweden - 158
  9. Switzerland - 153
  10. 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 2021

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Olympic Medals By Country 2021

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Medals 2021 Population
United States11809598412980332,915,073
United Kingdom29632033294868,207,116
Germany29329330689283,900,473
France25828932787465,426,179
Italy25722426174260,367,477
China2752271946961,444,216,107
Sweden20522223466110,160,169
Australia16917821556225,788,215
Japan183172200555126,050,804
Russia196164187547145,912,025
Norway1921761605285,465,630
Canada14417220952538,067,903
Hungary1821561805189,634,164
Finland1441481804725,548,360
Netherlands14014816345117,173,099
Switzerland1091241253588,715,494
South Korea12711611435751,305,186
Austria831151283269,043,070
Poland799614532037,797,005
Romania909712230919,127,774
Cuba85718524111,317,505
Bulgaria5590852306,896,663
Denmark4879792065,813,298
Spain49725017146,745,216
Belgium44566116111,632,326
Brazil374271150213,993,437
Ukraine38377214743,466,819
New Zealand5334531404,860,643
Greece35454112110,370,744
Kenya35423611354,985,698
Turkey41263710485,042,738
Belarus2135471039,442,862
Czech Republic2832389810,724,555
South Africa2733298960,041,994
Jamaica263625872,973,463
Kazakhstan1624408018,994,962
Argentina2126307745,605,826
Iran2423297685,028,759
Mexico13243673130,262,216
Ethiopia23122358117,876,227
North Korea1617235625,887,041
Croatia181915524,081,651
Azerbaijan714284910,223,342
Slovenia101421452,078,724
Estonia141118431,325,185
Slovakia13189405,460,721
Georgia101218403,979,765
Egypt8111938104,258,327
Indonesia8141537276,361,783
Uzbekistan116203733,935,763
India10916351,393,409,038
Thailand108173569,950,850
Ireland111014354,982,907
Colombia513163451,265,844
Mongolia21117303,329,289
Latvia51411301,866,942
Portugal59142810,167,925
Nigeria3111327211,400,708
Lithuania6713262,689,862
Morocco75122437,344,795
Serbia6711248,697,550
Venezuela3791928,704,954
Trinidad And Tobago3511191,403,375
Armenia288182,968,127
Algeria5481744,616,624
Bahamas82616396,913
Tunisia5371511,935,766
Philippines15814111,046,913
Malaysia0851332,776,194
Chile2741319,212,361
Israel319138,789,774
Dominican Republic3541210,953,703
Uganda4431147,123,531
Pakistan33410225,199,937
Uruguay226103,485,151
Puerto Rico226102,828,255
Liechtenstein2261038,250
Hong Kong23497,552,810
Zimbabwe341815,092,171
Qatar21582,930,528
Kyrgyzstan03476,628,356
Cameroon312627,224,265
Moldova02464,024,019
Vietnam131598,168,833
Ghana014531,732,129
Ecuador320517,888,475
Singapore12255,896,686
Namibia05052,587,344
Saudi Arabia022435,340,683
Peru130433,359,418
Ivory Coast112427,053,629
Syria112418,275,702
Tajikistan11249,749,627
Lebanon02246,769,146
Costa Rica11245,139,052
Bahrain22041,748,296
Luxembourg1304634,814
Iceland0224343,353
Jordan111310,269,021
Panama10234,381,579
Kuwait00334,328,550
Fiji2013902,906
Grenada1113113,021
San Marino012334,017
Tanzania020261,498,437
Afghanistan002239,835,428
Mozambique101232,163,047
Niger011225,130,817
Sri Lanka020221,497,310
Zambia011218,920,651
Burundi110212,255,433
Haiti011211,541,685
United Arab Emirates10129,991,089
Botswana01122,397,241
North Macedonia01122,082,658
Suriname1012591,800
Bermuda101262,090
Sudan010144,909,353
Iraq001141,179,350
Burkina Faso001121,497,096
Guatemala010118,249,860
Senegal010117,196,301
Togo00118,478,250
Paraguay01017,219,638
Turkmenistan01016,117,924
Eritrea00113,601,467
Gabon01012,278,825
Mauritius00111,273,433
Cyprus01011,215,584
Djibouti00111,002,187
Guyana0011790,326
Montenegro0101628,053
Barbados0011287,711
Samoa0101200,149
Tonga0101106,760

Olympic Medals By Country 2021