France

Overview

NOCComité national olympique et sportif français
Flagbearers90

Participants

Olympic Games 6205
Intercalated Games 56
Youth Olympic Games 260

Description

France can be said to be the home of the Modern Olympic Games, being the home of Pierre de Coubertin, their founder. Not unexpectedly, it has competed at every celebration of the Olympic Games and at every Olympic Winter Games. In addition to appearing at all the Olympic Games, France has hosted five Olympic Games, second only to the United States. These were the Games of the IInd Olympiad in Paris in 1900, the Games of the VIIIth Olympiad in Paris in 1924, the 1st Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924, the 10th Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble in 1968, and the 16th Olympic Winter Games in Albertville in 1992. France’s greatest athletic successes have come in the sports of cycling and fencing, sports at which it has often been the dominant nation. France has won 877 Olympic medals (263 gold) with 109 having been won at the Olympic Winter Games, of which 31 have been gold medals.

In 1994 the Olympic Committee of France was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 709 12 721 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 55 1 56 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 209 0 209 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 119 1 120 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 296 8 304 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 369 32 401 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 41 2 43 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 258 36 294 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 36 2 38 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 97 6 103 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 190 11 201 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 28 0 28 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 279 37 316 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 28 8 36 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 214 31 245 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 20 6 26 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 119 18 137 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 25 7 32 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 8 0 8 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 210 28 238 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 18 8 26 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 118 20 138 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 15 9 24 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 169 31 200 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 64 11 75 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 197 30 227 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 33 7 40 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 177 29 206 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 6 35 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 98 23 121 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 16 6 22 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 189 49 238 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 22 10 32 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 192 74 266 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 53 15 68 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 241 98 339 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 79 30 109 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 68 30 98 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 197 102 299 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 75 31 106 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 211 125 336 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 87 27 114 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 195 113 308 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 50 32 82 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 188 121 309 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 33 27 60 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 67 37 104 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 182 142 324 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 12 26 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 48 34 82 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 68 39 107 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 225 167 392 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 17 15 32 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 41 100 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 30 30 60 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 95 79 174 Results
Archery 55 14 69 Results
Art Competitions 193 20 213 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 270 86 356 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 24 24 Results
Athletics 645 193 838 Results
Badminton 6 7 13 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 95 32 127 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 4 3 7 Results
Biathlon 46 17 63 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 96 0 96 Results
Boxing 155 2 157 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 15 0 15 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 37 8 45 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 82 29 111 Results
Cricket 3 0 3 Results
Croquet 7 3 10 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 84 23 107 Results
Curling 12 0 12 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 7 4 11 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 9 6 15 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 125 14 139 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 208 12 220 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 29 19 48 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 32 8 40 Results
Equestrian Driving (Equestrian) 28 1 29 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 68 1 69 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 65 4 69 Results
Equestrian Vaulting (Equestrian) 7 0 7 Results
Fencing 398 63 461 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 40 36 76 Results
Football (Football) 165 26 191 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 42 15 57 Results
Golf 4 7 11 Results
Handball 59 43 102 Results
Hockey 108 0 108 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 114 0 114 Results
Judo 61 32 93 Results
Luge 10 6 16 Results
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 41 4 45 Results
Motorboating 1 0 1 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 28 0 28 Results
Polo 12 0 12 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 19 19 Results
Rowing 338 31 369 Results
Rugby (Rugby) 48 0 48 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 13 25 Results
Sailing 241 27 268 Results
Shooting 186 25 211 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 13 12 25 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 4 0 4 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 37 4 41 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 26 20 46 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 21 6 27 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 224 127 351 Results
Table Tennis 10 5 15 Results
Taekwondo 4 6 10 Results
Tennis 46 23 69 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 3 1 4 Results
Triathlon 11 9 20 Results
Tug-Of-War 5 0 5 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 41 0 41 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 112 0 112 Results
Weightlifting 81 4 85 Results
Wrestling 123 6 129 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 4 0 4 Results
Athletics 14 0 14 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 0 3 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 7 0 7 Results
Fencing 5 0 5 Results
Football (Football) 3 0 3 Results
Rowing 11 0 11 Results
Shooting 7 0 7 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Tennis 3 1 4 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 4 8 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 4 8 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 7 14 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 10 15 25 Results
Badminton 2 2 4 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Biathlon 8 8 16 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 1 1 2 Results
Boxing 1 1 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 3 6 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 7 7 14 Results
Curling 2 2 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Fencing 2 2 4 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 6 5 11 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 6 7 13 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Handball 14 0 14 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 1 3 Results
Judo 1 2 3 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Mixed Sports 12 12 24 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Rowing 3 2 5 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 0 12 Results
Sailing 3 3 6 Results
Shooting 2 1 3 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 3 1 4 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 0 1 1 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 7 4 11 Results
Ski Mountaineering 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 4 5 9 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 7 15 Results
Table Tennis 2 2 4 Results
Taekwondo 2 3 5 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 38 37 102
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 15 9 16 40
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 7 15 37
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 15 12 41
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 14 11 38
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 11 13 35
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 9 13 33
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 6 15 32
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 5 4 20
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 18 14 42
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 20 13 42
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 5 16 29
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 3 9 20
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 16 20 43
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 12 6 25
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 6 19
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 5 3 15
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 3 5 15
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 6 6 18
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 5 3 14
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 6 16
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 2 7 15
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 7 16 28
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 5 9 19
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 6 15
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 2 11
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 5 2 11
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 7 15
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 6 14
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 2 9
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 1 9
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 0 7
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 4 9
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 5 5 12
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 7 13
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 6 11
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 4 9
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 5 9
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 5 8
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 8 6 15
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 4 5
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 3 3
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 42 41 35 118
Cycling Track 28 20 17 65
Alpine Skiing 15 16 17 48
Sailing 15 12 19 46
Judo 14 10 25 49
Athletics 13 26 30 69
Biathlon 9 5 11 25
Weightlifting 9 3 3 15
Swimming 8 15 19 42
Shooting 8 12 9 29
Cycling Road 8 4 6 18
Rowing 7 14 13 34
Archery 7 11 7 25
Equestrian Jumping 7 4 6 17
Canoe Slalom 7 3 8 18
Boxing 6 9 10 25
Tennis 5 6 8 19
Equestrian Dressage 4 6 3 13
Wrestling 4 4 10 18
Art Competitions 4 4 5 13
Snowboarding 4 4 4 12
Equestrian Eventing 4 2 2 8
Cycling Mountain Bike 4 1 1 6
Artistic Gymnastics 3 10 9 22
Freestyle Skiing 3 5 6 14
Figure Skating 3 3 7 13
Croquet 3 2 2 7
Handball 2 2 1 5
Nordic Combined 2 1 1 4
Canoe Marathon 1 2 1 4
Cycling BMX Racing 1 1 0 2
Football 1 1 0 2
Water Polo 1 0 2 3
Motorboating 1 0 0 1
Canoe Sprint 0 4 10 14
Taekwondo 0 3 4 7
Basketball 0 3 0 3
Equestrian Vaulting 0 2 0 2
Rugby 0 2 0 2
Cross Country Skiing 0 1 3 4
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 2 3
Equestrian Driving 0 1 1 2
Table Tennis 0 1 1 2
Diving 0 1 0 1
Artistic Swimming 0 0 1 1
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Curling 0 0 1 1
Marathon Swimming 0 0 1 1
Military Ski Patrol 0 0 1 1
Ski Jumping 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shooting 4 3 5 12
Fencing 3 1 1 5
Tennis 3 1 0 4
Artistic Gymnastics 2 0 2 4
Rowing 1 2 3 6
Cycling Road 1 1 1 3
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Cycling Track 0 1 3 4
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 5 2 1 8
Alpine Skiing 3 3 1 7
Swimming 3 1 2 6
Biathlon 2 1 5 8
Canoe Slalom 2 0 0 2
Snowboarding 1 1 1 3
3x3 Basketball 1 1 0 2
Taekwondo 1 0 3 4
Boxing 1 0 0 1
Rugby Sevens 1 0 0 1
Ski Mountaineering 0 1 2 3
Freestyle Skiing 0 1 1 2
Ski Jumping 0 1 1 2
Archery 0 1 0 1
Rowing 0 0 2 2
Cross Country Skiing 0 0 1 1
Fencing 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1
Skeleton 0 0 1 1
Table Tennis 0 0 1 1
Triathlon 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Martin Fourcade FRA 5 2 0 7
Christian d'Oriola FRA 4 2 0 6
Lucien Gaudin FRA 4 2 0 6
Philippe Cattiau FRA 3 4 1 8
Roger Ducret FRA 3 4 1 8
Daniel Morelon FRA 3 1 1 5
Florian Rousseau FRA 3 1 0 4
Félicia Ballanger FRA 3 0 0 3
Robert Charpentier FRA 3 0 0 3
Paul Masson FRA 3 0 0 3
Jéhan de Buhan FRA 3 0 0 3
Marie-José Pérec FRA 3 0 0 3
Jean-Claude Killy FRA 3 0 0 3
Tony Estanguet FRA 3 0 0 3

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Max Décugis FRA 3 0 0 3
Léon Moreaux FRA 2 1 2 5
Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh FRA 2 1 0 3
Gabriel, Count de la Falaise FRA 2 0 0 2
Pierre Payssé FRA 2 0 0 2
Gaston Delaplane FRA 1 1 1 3
Jean Fouconnier FRA 1 1 1 3
Maurice Germot FRA 1 1 0 2
Maurice Lecoq FRA 1 0 2 3
Fernand Vast FRA 1 0 2 3

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Estelle Alphand FRA
SWE
1 2 1 4
Mehdy Metella FRA 1 1 1 3
Jeanne Richard FRA 1 1 0 2
Karim Mouliom FRA 1 1 0 2
Anna Santamans FRA 1 0 2 3
Mathieu Garcia FRA 1 0 2 3
Mathilde Cini FRA 1 0 1 2
Émilie Morier FRA 1 0 1 2
Clara Direz FRA 1 0 1 2
Tony Yoka FRA 1 0 0 1
Sacha Valleau FRA 1 0 0 1
Auguste Aulnette FRA 1 0 0 1
Nathan Nicoud FRA 1 0 0 1
Ludmilla Bourcet FRA 1 0 0 1
Aurélie Chaboudez FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexia Sedykh FRA 1 0 0 1
Emilien Claude FRA 1 0 0 1
Yanis David FRA 1 0 0 1
Laura Valette FRA 1 0 0 1
Camille Prigent FRA 1 0 0 1
Morgane Duchêne FRA 1 0 0 1
Lukas Moutarde FRA 1 0 0 1
Lucas Roisin FRA 1 0 0 1
Alex Arrate FRA 1 0 0 1
Faraj Fartass FRA 1 0 0 1
Alex Gracbling FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Lagarde FRA 1 0 0 1
Martin Laveau FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Nicoue FRA 1 0 0 1
Arthur Retière FRA 1 0 0 1
Alexandre Roumat FRA 1 0 0 1
Atila Septar FRA 1 0 0 1
Nathan Torest FRA 1 0 0 1
Matthieu Voisin FRA 1 0 0 1
Yohan Miangué FRA 1 0 0 1
Manon Petit-Lenoir FRA 1 0 0 1
Quentin Fercoq FRA 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Pierre, Baron de Coubertin 1894—1925
Ernest Callot 1894—1913
Henri Hébrard de Villeneuve 1900—1911
Albert, Count Bertier de Sauvigny 1904—1920
Abel Ballif 1911—1914
Albert Glandaz 1913—1943
Melchior, Marquis de Polignac 1914—1950
Melchior, Marquis de Polignac 1914—1950
Justinien, Count Clary 1919—1933
Pierre, Baron de Coubertin 1925—1937
François Pietri 1934—1966
Armand Massard 1946—1970
Jean, Count de Beaumont 1951—1990
Armand Massard 1970—1971
Maurice Herzog 1970—1994
Jean, Count de Beaumont 1990—2002
Philippe Chatrier 1990—1996
Maurice Herzog 1995—2012
Jean-Claude Killy 1995—2014
Philippe Chatrier 1996—2000
Guy Drut 1996—
Alain Danet 2000—2006
Henri Sérandour 2000—2007
Tony Estanguet 2012—
Jean-Claude Killy 2015—
Jean-Christophe Rolland 2017—