Top 3 Medal Winning Countries in Each Olympics from 1896 to 2021

Top 3 Medal-Winning Countries in Each Olympics

Over the course of more than a century, the Olympics have served as a platform for athletes from around the world to showcase their extraordinary skills, determination, and competitive spirit.

From the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896 held in Athens to the most recent spectacle in 2021 in Tokyo, the pursuit of victory has transcended borders and cultures. Throughout these years, certain nations have consistently emerged as powerhouses on the global sporting stage, amassing impressive medal hauls across various disciplines.

In this blog post, we will jump into the achievements of the top three medal-winning countries in each edition of the Games, shedding light on their remarkable sporting legacies and the evolution of international competition.

Here are the top 3 medal-winning countries for each Olympics from 1896 to 2021:

1896 Athens Olympics:

  1. United States – 20 medals
  2. Greece – 10 medals
  3. Germany – 6 medals

1900 Paris Olympics:

  1. France – 101 medals
  2. United States – 47 medals
  3. Great Britain – 25 medals

1904 St. Louis Olympics:

  1. United States – 230 medals
  2. Germany – 13 medals
  3. Cuba – 5 medals

1908 London Olympics:

  1. United Kingdom – 146 medals
  2. United States – 47 medals
  3. Sweden – 25 medals

1912 Stockholm Olympics:

  1. United States – 63 medals
  2. Sweden – 65 medals
  3. Great Britain – 41 medals

1920 Antwerp Olympics:

  1. United States – 95 medals
  2. Sweden – 64 medals
  3. Great Britain – 43 medals

1924 Paris Olympics:

  1. United States – 99 medals
  2. France – 77 medals
  3. Great Britain – 41 medals

1928 Amsterdam Olympics:

  1. United States – 56 medals
  2. Germany – 35 medals
  3. France – 30 medals

1932 Los Angeles Olympics:

  1. United States – 103 medals
  2. Italy – 36 medals
  3. France – 25 medals

1936 Berlin Olympics:

  1. Germany – 89 medals
  2. United States – 56 medals
  3. Hungary – 10 medals

1948 London Olympics:

  1. United States – 84 medals
  2. Sweden – 44 medals
  3. France – 29 medals

1952 Helsinki Olympics:

  1. United States – 76 medals
  2. Soviet Union – 71 medals
  3. Hungary – 42 medals

1956 Melbourne Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 98 medals
  2. United States – 74 medals
  3. Australia – 35 medals

1960 Rome Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 103 medals
  2. United States – 71 medals
  3. Italy – 36 medals

1964 Tokyo Olympics:

  1. United States – 90 medals
  2. Soviet Union – 96 medals
  3. Japan – 29 medals

1968 Mexico City Olympics:

  1. United States – 107 medals
  2. Soviet Union – 91 medals
  3. Japan – 25 medals

1972 Munich Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 99 medals
  2. United States – 94 medals
  3. East Germany – 66 medals

1976 Montreal Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 125 medals
  2. East Germany – 90 medals
  3. United States – 94 medals

1980 Moscow Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 195 medals
  2. East Germany – 126 medals
  3. Bulgaria – 41 medals

1984 Los Angeles Olympics:

  1. United States – 174 medals
  2. Romania – 53 medals
  3. West Germany – 59 medals

1988 Seoul Olympics:

  1. Soviet Union – 132 medals
  2. East Germany – 102 medals
  3. United States – 94 medals

1992 Barcelona Olympics:

  1. Unified Team (former Soviet republics) – 112 medals
  2. United States – 108 medals
  3. Germany – 82 medals

1996 Atlanta Olympics:

  1. United States – 101 medals
  2. Russia – 63 medals
  3. Germany – 65 medals

2000 Sydney Olympics:

  1. United States – 93 medals
  2. Russia – 88 medals
  3. China – 59 medals

2004 Athens Olympics:

  1. United States – 103 medals
  2. China – 63 medals
  3. Russia – 92 medals

2008 Beijing Olympics:

  1. United States – 110 medals
  2. China – 100 medals
  3. Russia – 73 medals

2012 London Olympics:

  1. United States – 103 medals
  2. China – 88 medals
  3. Great Britain – 65 medals

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics:

  1. United States – 121 medals
  2. Great Britain – 67 medals
  3. China – 70 medals

2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021 due to COVID-19):

  1. United States – 113 medals
  2. China – 88 medals
  3. Japan – 58 medals

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