Saturday, 28 July 2012

Country With The Most Olympic Medals Of All Time!

The country with the most medals earned from the combined of the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games is currently United States Of America with 2549 medals, not including Summer 2012 Olympic Games. More medals have been won in athletics (track and field) (738, 29%) and swimming (489, 19%) than any others. 

The year of the Olympics in which USA earned the most medals was in 1904 which was celebrated in St.Louis. USA lead in several sports but Athletics and Swimming earned the most medals. The United States of America (USA) has sent athletes to every celebration of the modern Olympic Games, except the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is the National Olympic Committee for the United States.

Did You Know? 
- The US also has the second-most overall medals at the Winter games, trailing only Norway.
- During the Vancouver Olympics, the United States set a record for most total medals of any country at a single Winter Olympics.
- Only four athletes have ever won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games: Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).

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