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1984 Summer Olympics medal table

On a grassed outdoor field, three women stand on a podium to the left of the shot, while people wearing all white raise three flags on flagpoles situated at the right of shot.
The medal ceremony for the women's 50 meter rifle three positions.

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States, from 28 July to 12 August 1984. These Games had 6,829 athletes from 140 NOCs participating in a total of 221 events in 23 sports.[1] The United States topped the medal count for the first time since 1968, winning a record 83 gold medals and surpassing the Soviet Union’s total of 80 golds at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Athletes from 47 NOCs won medals, of which 25 secured a gold medal.

Medal tableEdit

 
American twin brothers Lou and Ed Banach won gold medals in the wrestling events.
 
Curt Harnett, silver medallist for Canada in the 1000 meter time trial.
 
Alonzo Babers of the United States won gold medals in the 400 meters and the 4 × 400 meter relay.

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a National Olympic Committee have won (a nation is represented at a Games by the associated National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NOCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code.

The number of bronze medals awarded was greater than either the gold or silver. This was due to a number of dead heats for third position, including the women's 100 meter hurdles and men's pole vault. Also, a second bronze medal was awarded for each of the boxing and judo events as there were no third/fourth position tiebreakers held.[2]

In the gymnastic events there were also several dead heats for gold medals, in the women's uneven bars and balance beam, as well as the men's rings. There was a four-way tie for second place in the men's vault resulting in four silver medals being handed out for a single event.[2]

  *   Host nation (United States)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)*836130174
2  Romania (ROU)20161753
3  West Germany (FRG)17192359
4  China (CHN)158932
5  Italy (ITA)1461232
6  Canada (CAN)10181644
7  Japan (JPN)1081432
8  New Zealand (NZL)81211
9  Yugoslavia (YUG)74718
10  South Korea (KOR)66719
11  Great Britain (GBR)5112137
12  France (FRA)571628
13  Netherlands (NED)52613
14  Australia (AUS)481224
15  Finland (FIN)42612
16  Sweden (SWE)211619
17  Mexico (MEX)2316
18  Morocco (MAR)2002
19  Brazil (BRA)1528
20  Spain (ESP)1225
21  Belgium (BEL)1124
22  Austria (AUT)1113
23  Kenya (KEN)1023
  Portugal (POR)1023
25  Pakistan (PAK)1001
26  Switzerland (SUI)0448
27  Denmark (DEN)0336
28  Jamaica (JAM)0123
  Norway (NOR)0123
30  Greece (GRE)0112
  Nigeria (NGR)0112
  Puerto Rico (PUR)0112
33  Colombia (COL)0101
  Egypt (EGY)0101
  Ireland (IRL)0101
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
  Peru (PER)0101
  Syria (SYR)0101
  Thailand (THA)0101
40  Turkey (TUR)0033
  Venezuela (VEN)0033
42  Algeria (ALG)0022
43  Cameroon (CMR)0011
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0011
  Dominican Republic (DOM)0011
  Iceland (ISL)0011
  Zambia (ZAM)0011
Totals (47 nations)226219243688

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Byron, Lee; Cox, Amanda; Ericson, Matthew (August 4, 2008). "A Map of Olympic Medals". The New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
Specific
  1. ^ "Los Angeles 1984". Olympic.org. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles, 1984: Volume 2 Competition Summary and Results" (PDF). LA84Foundation.org. Retrieved February 26, 2012.