1996 Summer Olympics medal table

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. A total of 10,318 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), competed in 271 events in 26 sports.[1][2]

1996 Summer Olympics medals
LocationAtlanta,  United States
Most gold medals United States (44)
Most total medals United States (101)
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Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal.[1] The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101) for the first time since 1984, and for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics.[1][3][4] Donovan Bailey of Canada set a world record in the men's 100m race (9.84 seconds). Michael Johnson of the United States set a world record in the 200m race (19.32 seconds)[1] and Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey set the record of an unprecedented three consecutive Olympic titles in weightlifting.[5]

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were represented for the first time at a Summer Games. Czech Republic and Slovakia had competed previously as Czechoslovakia, and the other nations were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Of these, only Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan did not receive any medals.[3]

This Olympics also marked Hong Kong's final appearance as a British colony, before its handover to China, during which it also won its first ever medal, a gold in sailing; this was the only medal Hong Kong ever won while under British rule.

Medal table Edit

Andre Agassi won the gold medal in the men's singles tennis competition.

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)[1] and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals won by a NOC. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code. Medals won in team competitions are counted only once, no matter how many athletes won medals as part of the team.[6]


  *   Host nation (United States)

1  United States*443225101
2  Russia26211663
3  Germany20182765
4  China16221250
5  France1571537
6  Italy13101235
7  Australia992341
8  Cuba98825
9  Ukraine921223
10  South Korea715527
11  Poland75517
12  Hungary741021
13  Spain56617
14  Romania47920
15  Netherlands451019
16  Greece4408
17  Czech Republic43411
18  Switzerland4307
19  Denmark4116
21  Canada311822
22  Bulgaria37515
23  Japan36514
24  Kazakhstan34411
25  Brazil33915
26  New Zealand3216
27  South Africa3115
28  Ireland3014
29  Sweden2428
30  Norway2237
31  Belgium2226
32  Nigeria2136
33  North Korea2125
34  Algeria2013
36  Great Britain18615
37  Belarus16815
38  Kenya1438
39  Jamaica1326
40  Finland1214
41  FR Yugoslavia1124
43  Iran1113
45  Armenia1102
47  Portugal1012
49  Burundi1001
  Costa Rica1001
  Hong Kong1001
54  Argentina0213
55  Namibia0202
57  Austria0123
58  Malaysia0112
61  Azerbaijan0101
  Chinese Taipei0101
68  Georgia0022
  Trinidad and Tobago0022
71  India0011
  Puerto Rico0011
Totals (79 entries)271273298842

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Atlanta 1996". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Medal count for the 1996 Summer Olympics". databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b "1996 Atlanta Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  4. ^ "1996". The Hutchinson Chronology of World History. 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Niam SULEYMANOGLU | Olympic Athlete | Atlanta 1996, Barcelona 1992, seoul 1988, Sydney 2000". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  6. ^ Shipley, Amy (25 August 2008). "China's Show of Power". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2010.

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