The United States was the country that was awarded the greatest number of medals within the 2020 Olympic Games with a total of 113 medals, consisting of 39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze. A total of 340 gold medals were awarded at the 2020 Olympic Games, exceeding the previous record of 307 awarded during the previous game. As the host nation, Japan finished third in the games with a total of 58 medals, with 27 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze.
In addition to the unprecedented influence on the games imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Summer Olympics featured the inaugural inclusion of sport climbing, karate, surfing, and skateboarding. Alongside these new sports, baseball and softball were also approved for inclusion, after having been excluded from the previous two summer games. Following the success of the inclusion of sport climbing the medal allocation for the subsequent games has since been expanded to separate sport climbing into two different competitions, one will be a combined competition of bouldering and lead events, and the second one will only feature a speed event in a structure welcomed by the climbing community following the controversy that surrounded the previous structure whereby all three disciplines were contained within one competition.