2000 Summer Olympics medal table

The awarding of the first gold medal of the Games
Fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the closing ceremonies

The 2000 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 2000 Summer Olympics, held in Sydney, Australia, from 15 September to 1 October 2000. A total of 10,651 athletes from 199 nations (with four individual athletes from East Timor) competed in 300 events in 28 sports.[1]

Athletes from 80 countries won at least one medal. The United States won the most medals overall with 93, as well as the most gold (37) medals. Host nation Australia finished the Games with 58 medals overall (16 gold, 25 silver, and 17 bronze).[1] Cameroon, Colombia, Latvia, Mozambique and Slovenia won a gold medal for the first time in their Olympic histories, while Vietnam, Barbados, Macedonia, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, and Saudi Arabia won their first ever Olympic medals, a silver in taekwondo, a bronze in athletics, a bronze in wrestling and a bronze in judo, respectively.[1]

Medal tableEdit

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee.[1]

The ranking sorts by the number of gold medals earned by a country—in this context, an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.


  *   Host nation (Australia)

1  United States (USA)37243293
2  Russia (RUS)32282989
3  China (CHN)28161458
4  Australia (AUS)*16251758
5  Germany (GER)13172656
6  France (FRA)13141138
7  Italy (ITA)1381334
8  Netherlands (NED)129425
9  Cuba (CUB)1111729
10  Great Britain (GBR)1110728
11  Romania (ROU)116926
12  South Korea (KOR)8101028
13  Hungary (HUN)86317
14  Poland (POL)65314
15  Japan (JPN)58518
16  Bulgaria (BUL)56213
17  Greece (GRE)46313
18  Sweden (SWE)45312
19  Norway (NOR)43310
20  Ethiopia (ETH)4138
21  Ukraine (UKR)3101023
22  Kazakhstan (KAZ)3407
23  Belarus (BLR)331117
24  Canada (CAN)33814
25  Spain (ESP)33511
26  Turkey (TUR)3025
27  Iran (IRI)3014
28  Czech Republic (CZE)2338
29  Kenya (KEN)2327
30  Denmark (DEN)2316
31  Finland (FIN)2114
32  Austria (AUT)2103
33  Lithuania (LTU)2035
34  Azerbaijan (AZE)2013
  Bahamas (BAH)2013
36  Slovenia (SLO)2002
37  Switzerland (SUI)1629
38  Indonesia (INA)1326
39  Slovakia (SVK)1315
40  Mexico (MEX)1236
41  Nigeria (NGR)1203
42  Algeria (ALG)1135
43  Uzbekistan (UZB)1124
44  Latvia (LAT)1113
  Yugoslavia (YUG)1113
46  New Zealand (NZL)1034
47  Estonia (EST)1023
  Thailand (THA)1023
49  Croatia (CRO)1012
50  Cameroon (CMR)1001
  Colombia (COL)1001
  Mozambique (MOZ)1001
53  Brazil (BRA)06612
54  Jamaica (JAM)0639
55  Belgium (BEL)0235
  South Africa (RSA)0235
57  Argentina (ARG)0224
58  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0145
  Morocco (MAR)0145
60  North Korea (PRK)0134
61  Moldova (MDA)0112
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0112
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0112
64  Ireland (IRL)0101
  Sri Lanka (SRI)0101
  Uruguay (URU)0101
  Vietnam (VIE)0101
68  Georgia (GEO)0066
69  Costa Rica (CRC)0022
  Portugal (POR)0022
71  Armenia (ARM)0011
  Barbados (BAR)0011
  Chile (CHI)0011
  Iceland (ISL)0011
  India (IND)0011
  Israel (ISR)0011
  Kuwait (KUW)0011
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
  Macedonia (MKD)0011
  Qatar (QAT)0011
Totals (80 nations)300300327927

Changes in medal standingsEdit

Ruling date Sport/Event Athlete (NOC)       Total Comment
List of official changes in medal standings (during the Games)
26 September 2000 Gymnastics
Individual all-around
  Andreea Răducan (ROU) DSQ −1 −1 During the Games, Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan won the gold in women's artistic individual all-around, so she stripped her gold medal after she tested a banned positive substance. As so, her teammates Simona Amânar and Maria Olaru, originally won silver and bronze, upgraded to gold and silver, respectively. While Chinese gymnast Liu Xuan moved up to bronze.[2]
  Simona Amânar (ROU) +1 −1 0
  Maria Olaru (ROU) +1 −1 0
  Liu Xuan (CHN) +1 +1
List of official changes in medal standings (after the Games)
23 October 2000 Wrestling
Men's freestyle 76 kg
  Alexander Leipold (GER) DSQ −1 −1 Three weeks after the games, Alexander Leipold of Germany stripped off his gold medal after he was tested positive for nandrolone, handing it over to his American rival Brandon Slay.[3]
  Brandon Slay (USA) +1 −1 0
  Moon Eui-jae (KOR) +1 −1 0
  Adem Bereket (TUR) +1 +1
5 October 2007 Athletics
Women's 100 metres
  Marion Jones (USA) DSQ −1 −1 American Marion Jones was stripped of her 3 gold and 2 bronze medals by the International Olympic Committee, after confessing that she had taken the anabolic steroid tetrahydrogestrinone before competing in Sydney.[4][5]
The women's 100 metres gold medal has not been reallocated, because the presumed recipient, Ekaterini Thanou of Greece, was given a two-year ban for doping just before the 2004 Summer Olympics. After years of deliberations the IOC decided to upgrade 3rd and 4th placed athletes to silver and bronze, while not upgrading Thanou.
Jones' teammates on the relay teams had their medals reinstated due to the fact that, according to the rules at the time, a team should not be stripped of a medal because of a doping offense by one athlete.[6]
  Tayna Lawrence (JAM) +1 −1 0
  Merlene Ottey (JAM) +1 +1
Women's 200 metres
  Marion Jones (USA) DSQ −1 −1
  Davis-Thompson (BAH) +1 −1 0
  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) +1 −1 0
  Beverly McDonald (JAM) +1 +1
Women's long jump
  Marion Jones (USA) DSQ −1 −1
  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) +1 +1
Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
  Marion Jones (USA) DSQ 0 0
Women's 4 × 400 metres relay
  Marion Jones (USA) DSQ 0 0
2 August 2008 Athletics
Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
  Antonio Pettigrew (USA) DSQ −1 −1 On 2 August 2008, the International Olympic Committee stripped the gold medal from the U.S. men's 4x400-metre relay team after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to taking EPO. The IOC reallocated the gold, silver and bronze medals to the teams from Nigeria, Jamaica and the Bahamas, respectively.[7][8]
  - (NGR) +1 −1 0
  - (JAM) +1 −1 0
  - (BAH) +1 +1
25 February 2010 Gymnastics
Women's artistic team all-around
  Dong Fangxiao (CHN) DSQ −1 −1 On 25 February 2010, The Associated Press reported that one of the members of the Chinese Gymnastic team was found to be under the minimum age limit set for competition. The governing body of the event, the International Gymnastics Federation, reported that it determined Dong Fangxiao to be 14 during the 2000 Olympics. The minimum age for competition was 16. The IGF invalidated the results of the competition in relation to the disqualified athlete. On 28 April 2010, the International Olympic Committee formally stripped the Chinese team of its bronze medal in the team event. The United States, which originally placed fourth, was awarded the bronze.[9][10]
  - (USA) +1 +1
17 January 2013 Cycling
Men's road time trial
  Lance Armstrong (USA) DSQ −1 −1 On 17 January 2013, U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics by the IOC after his confession of being involved in using doping.[11][12][13] The IOC also decided not to award Spanish cyclist Abraham Olano the bronze medal, as he had also tested positive for doping, back in 1998.[14]


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