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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]

Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal, leaving 118 countries without a medal.[1] The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101).[1][3] It also won its first medal in a women's' team sport,[4] the victorious gymnastics team later being referred to as the Magnificent Seven. Donovan Bailey of Canada set a world record in the men's 100m race (9.84 seconds). Michael Johnson of the United States also set a world record in the 200m race (19.32 seconds)[1] and Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey also set the record of 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 Soviet Union. Of these, 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, making it the only medal Hong Kong ever won while under British rule.

Medal tableEdit

 
Andre Agassi represented the United States in the games.

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]

Key

  *   Host nation (United States)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)*443225101
2  Russia (RUS)26211663
3  Germany (GER)20182765
4  China (CHN)16221250
5  France (FRA)1571537
6  Italy (ITA)13101235
7  Australia (AUS)992341
8  Cuba (CUB)98825
9  Ukraine (UKR)921223
10  South Korea (KOR)715527
11  Poland (POL)75517
12  Hungary (HUN)741021
13  Spain (ESP)56617
14  Romania (ROU)47920
15  Netherlands (NED)451019
16  Greece (GRE)4408
17  Czech Republic (CZE)43411
18  Switzerland (SUI)4307
19  Denmark (DEN)4116
  Turkey (TUR)4116
21  Canada (CAN)311822
22  Bulgaria (BUL)37515
23  Japan (JPN)36514
24  Kazakhstan (KAZ)34411
25  Brazil (BRA)33915
26  New Zealand (NZL)3216
27  South Africa (RSA)3115
28  Ireland (IRL)3014
29  Sweden (SWE)2428
30  Norway (NOR)2237
31  Belgium (BEL)2226
32  Nigeria (NGR)2136
33  North Korea (PRK)2125
34  Algeria (ALG)2013
  Ethiopia (ETH)2013
36  Great Britain (GBR)18615
37  Belarus (BLR)16815
38  Kenya (KEN)1438
39  Jamaica (JAM)1326
40  Finland (FIN)1214
41  Indonesia (INA)1124
  Yugoslavia (YUG)1124
43  Iran (IRI)1113
  Slovakia (SVK)1113
45  Armenia (ARM)1102
  Croatia (CRO)1102
47  Portugal (POR)1012
  Thailand (THA)1012
49  Burundi (BDI)1001
  Costa Rica (CRC)1001
  Ecuador (ECU)1001
  Hong Kong (HKG)1001
  Syria (SYR)1001
54  Argentina (ARG)0213
55  Namibia (NAM)0202
  Slovenia (SLO)0202
57  Austria (AUT)0123
58  Malaysia (MAS)0112
  Moldova (MDA)0112
  Uzbekistan (UZB)0112
61  Azerbaijan (AZE)0101
  Bahamas (BAH)0101
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
  Latvia (LAT)0101
  Philippines (PHI)0101
  Tonga (TGA)0101
  Zambia (ZAM)0101
68  Georgia (GEO)0022
  Morocco (MAR)0022
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
71  India (IND)0011
  Israel (ISR)0011
  Lithuania (LTU)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Mongolia (MGL)0011
  Mozambique (MOZ)0011
  Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
  Tunisia (TUN)0011
  Uganda (UGA)0011
Totals (79 nations)271273298842

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. 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. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 22 July 2010.