1996 Summer Olympics medal table

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1996 Summer Olympics medals
LocationAtlanta,  United States
Most gold medals United States (44)
Most total medals United States (101)
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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.[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]

An older, bald man plays tennis. He's wearing a white sleeveless shirt and black shorts. He is bald and is holding a red tennis racket.
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]


  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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