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Average number of medals won per game in the Summer Olympics per country 1896-2020

Average number of total medals and gold medals won per game at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2020, by country

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Sources

Release date

August 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2021

Supplementary notes

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.

**Includes medals from the Unified Team in the 1992 Olympics; made up of all athletes from former-Soviet countries, excluding the Baltic States. Does not include medals won by Russia or the Russian Empire, whose medals are included in separate entries. The combined total of Russia, the Russian Empire and Soviet Union is 1,556 medals (589 gold, 486 silver and 481 bronze).

***Does not include medals won by athletes representing the Russian Olympic Committee in the 2020 Games.

****Includes medals from the united German teams of the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics, but does not include medals from East Germany or West Germany, whose medals are included in separate entries. The combined total of Germany, East Germany and West Germany is 1,346 medals (428 gold, 444 silver and 474 bronze).

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