United States

Overview

NOCUnited States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Flagbearers86

Participants

Olympic Games 9756
Intercalated Games 38
Youth Olympic Games 382

Description

The United States has competed at every Olympic Games with the exception of the 1980 Moscow Games, and has never failed to be represented at the Olympic Winter Games. In addition, it had skaters present in both 1908 and 1920 when those events were held with the summer celebration. It has been the dominant country in terms of medals won since the inception of the Games, with over 2,500 medals won, including more than 1,000 gold medals. However, in the era from 1952-1988, the Soviet Union won slightly more medals, and the German Democratic Republic threatened this dominance prior to its merger with West Germany in October 1990. Unsurprisingly, many of the most successful Olympians have come from the United States, notably Michael Phelps (23 gold medals), Ray Ewry (10, 8 not including 1906), Mark Spitz, and Carl Lewis (both 9).

The United States has also been host to the Olympic Games more than any other country. Four times the Games of the Olympiad have been held in the United States: 1904 in St. Louis, 1932 in Los Angeles, 1984 in Los Angeles, and 1996 in Atlanta. The Olympic Winter Games have also been held in the United States four times: 1932 in Lake Placid, 1960 in Squaw Valley, 1980 in Lake Placid, and 2002 in Salt Lake City, with the 2028 Olympics also scheduled for Los Angeles.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 0 14 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 69 7 76 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 518 6 524 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 38 0 38 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 122 0 122 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 174 0 174 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 274 14 288 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 275 24 299 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 22 2 24 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 236 44 280 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 21 3 24 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 400 74 474 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 58 6 64 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 313 46 359 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 46 9 55 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 262 38 300 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 10 69 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 245 41 286 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 10 66 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 251 46 297 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 57 10 67 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 241 51 292 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 61 18 79 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 267 79 346 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 71 19 90 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 274 83 357 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 75 21 96 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 316 84 400 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 77 26 103 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 278 118 396 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 76 30 106 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 76 25 101 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 339 183 522 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 77 30 107 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 332 195 527 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 86 31 117 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 355 190 545 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 97 50 147 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 95 52 147 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 375 273 648 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 105 81 186 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 333 253 586 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 115 87 202 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 279 254 533 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 117 87 204 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 306 282 588 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 32 50 82 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 120 92 212 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 262 268 530 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 35 17 52 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 47 45 92 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 122 100 222 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 264 291 555 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 42 20 62 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 127 101 228 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 57 37 94 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 103 91 194 Results
Archery 39 27 66 Results
Art Competitions 217 50 267 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 223 94 317 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 42 42 Results
Athletics 1419 471 1890 Results
Badminton 11 9 20 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 88 0 88 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 196 75 271 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 19 16 35 Results
Biathlon 46 27 73 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 151 17 168 Results
Boxing 240 4 244 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 21 0 21 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 35 10 45 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 99 25 124 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 97 50 147 Results
Curling 20 20 40 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 7 3 10 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 8 9 17 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 99 20 119 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 130 13 143 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 82 76 158 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 19 27 46 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 39 20 59 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 43 13 56 Results
Fencing 201 63 264 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 104 112 216 Results
Football (Football) 192 53 245 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 51 36 87 Results
Golf 79 8 87 Results
Handball 71 36 107 Results
Hockey 73 73 146 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 343 74 417 Results
Jeu De Paume 2 0 2 Results
Judo 49 22 71 Results
Lacrosse 12 0 12 Results
Luge 61 27 88 Results
Modern Pentathlon 47 7 54 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 59 0 59 Results
Polo 12 0 12 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 20 20 Results
Roque 4 0 4 Results
Rowing 507 159 666 Results
Rugby (Rugby) 31 0 31 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 13 12 25 Results
Sailing 205 36 241 Results
Shooting 236 47 283 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 22 19 41 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 14 5 19 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 73 5 78 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 42 30 72 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 36 36 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 111 64 175 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 394 314 708 Results
Table Tennis 11 17 28 Results
Taekwondo 5 7 12 Results
Tennis 74 28 102 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 3 4 7 Results
Triathlon 11 11 22 Results
Tug-Of-War 35 0 35 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 88 87 175 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 174 42 216 Results
Weightlifting 96 11 107 Results
Wrestling 298 13 311 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 31 0 31 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 0 4 Results
Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 8 12 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 5 5 10 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 0 2 Results
Athletics 15 21 36 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Biathlon 7 7 14 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 4 1 5 Results
Boxing 3 2 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 5 10 Results
Curling 6 6 12 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Fencing 5 5 10 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 8 10 18 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 9 8 17 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 51 0 51 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Luge 10 6 16 Results
Mixed Sports 11 10 21 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 1 3 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 2 2 4 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 12 24 Results
Sailing 3 1 4 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 3 4 7 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 5 4 9 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 7 5 12 Results
Ski Mountaineering 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 9 9 18 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 3 1 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 8 16 Results
Table Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 3 4 Results
Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results
Weightlifting 1 2 3 Results
Wrestling 6 1 7 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 83 61 30 174
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 76 78 77 231
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 37 38 121
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 28 30 104
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 45 28 34 107
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 45 27 27 99
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 36 30 110
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 32 25 101
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 41 27 27 95
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 19 17 76
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 38 27 19 84
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 34 37 108
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 24 32 93
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 39 37 112
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 39 26 101
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 31 27 94
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 26 28 90
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 35 25 94
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 21 16 71
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 33 31 30 94
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 32 25 17 74
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 26 19 19 64
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 21 12 57
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 23 12 12 47
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 18 16 56
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 14 15 48
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 12 6 6 24
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 7 2 20
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 10 13 11 34
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 6 0 16
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 5 7 22
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 15 13 37
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 9 10 28
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 9 7 25
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 8 6 23
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 5 2 13
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 2 12
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 2 12
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 3 4 13
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 2 11
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 9 8 21
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 6 1 11
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 0 8
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 3 10
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 2 9
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 4 10
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 3 8
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 6 11
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 3 8
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 2 7
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 5 1 7
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 4 7
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 3 4

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 334 258 206 798
Swimming 247 169 135 551
Shooting 54 29 27 110
Wrestling 52 42 35 129
Boxing 50 24 39 113
Diving 48 43 44 135
Artistic Gymnastics 36 42 36 114
Rowing 33 32 24 89
Speed Skating 29 22 17 68
Basketball 23 2 3 28
Tennis 21 6 12 39
Sailing 19 23 19 61
Alpine Skiing 17 20 10 47
Weightlifting 16 16 10 42
Figure Skating 15 16 20 51
Archery 14 10 9 33
Snowboarding 14 7 10 31
Cycling Track 10 15 12 37
Freestyle Skiing 9 9 7 25
Bobsleigh 7 10 8 25
Equestrian Eventing 6 11 8 25
Beach Volleyball 6 2 2 10
Equestrian Jumping 5 9 4 18
Cycling Road 5 4 4 13
Artistic Swimming 5 2 2 9
Ice Hockey 4 11 2 17
Short Track Speed Skating 4 7 9 20
Art Competitions 4 5 0 9
Football 4 2 1 7
Fencing 3 11 17 31
Water Polo 3 6 5 14
Skeleton 3 4 1 8
Golf 3 3 5 11
Volleyball 3 3 4 10
Softball 3 1 0 4
Judo 2 4 8 14
Taekwondo 2 2 5 9
Canoe Sprint 2 2 3 7
Canoe Marathon 2 1 1 4
Rugby 2 0 0 2
Nordic Combined 1 3 0 4
Canoe Slalom 1 2 2 5
Cycling BMX Racing 1 2 2 5
Roque 1 1 1 3
Cross Country Skiing 1 1 0 2
Tug-Of-War 1 1 0 2
Baseball 1 0 2 3
Curling 1 0 1 2
Triathlon 1 0 1 2
Jeu De Paume 1 0 0 1
Modern Pentathlon 0 6 3 9
Luge 0 3 3 6
Equestrian Dressage 0 1 8 9
Polo 0 1 1 2
Lacrosse 0 1 0 1
Marathon Swimming 0 1 0 1
Cycling Mountain Bike 0 0 2 2
Hockey 0 0 2 2
Ski Jumping 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 11 6 6 23
Swimming 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Snowboarding 7 4 0 11
Swimming 4 2 1 7
Athletics 3 2 5 10
Alpine Skiing 3 0 0 3
Freestyle Skiing 2 4 3 9
Boxing 2 1 0 3
Judo 2 0 0 2
Fencing 1 2 0 3
Ice Hockey 1 1 0 2
3x3 Basketball 1 0 2 3
Taekwondo 1 0 2 3
Luge 1 0 1 2
Wrestling 0 4 0 4
Triathlon 0 2 1 3
Figure Skating 0 1 1 2
Curling 0 1 0 1
Nordic Combined 0 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Cross Country Skiing 0 0 2 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Diving 0 0 1 1
Mixed Sports 0 0 1 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Speed Skating 0 0 1 1
Table Tennis 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michael Phelps USA 23 3 2 28
Mark Spitz USA 9 1 1 11
Carl Lewis USA 9 1 0 10
Jenny Thompson USA 8 3 1 12
Matt Biondi USA 8 2 1 11
Ray Ewry USA 8 0 0 8
Ryan Lochte USA 6 3 3 12
Allyson Felix USA 6 3 0 9
Amy Van Dyken USA 6 0 0 6
Carl Osburn USA 5 4 2 11

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Martin Sheridan USA 2 3 0 5
Ray Ewry USA 2 0 0 2
Paul Pilgrim USA 2 0 0 2
Jim Lightbody USA 1 1 0 2
Charlie Daniels USA 1 0 0 1
George Bonhag USA 1 0 0 1
Archie Hahn USA 1 0 0 1
Meyer Prinstein USA 1 0 0 1
Bob Leavitt USA 1 0 0 1
Lawson Robertson USA 0 1 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
River Radamus USA 3 0 0 3
Chloe Kim USA 2 0 0 2
Jake Pates USA 2 0 0 2
Robin Reynolds USA 2 0 0 2
Hannah Moore USA 2 0 0 2
Ben Ferguson USA 1 1 0 2
Kiernan Fagan USA 1 1 0 2
Myasia Jacobs USA 1 1 0 2
Kaitlyn Jones USA 1 1 0 2
Katie Lou Samuelson USA 1 0 1 2
Ty Andersen USA 1 0 1 2
Pat Edmunds USA 1 0 1 2

IOC Members

William Sloane 1894—1924
Theodore Stanton 1900—1903
Caspar Whitney 1900—1904
James Hyde 1903—1908
Allison Armour 1908—1920
Evert Wendell 1911—1917
Bartow Weeks 1918—1922
William Garland 1922—1948
Charles Sherrill 1922—1936
David Kinley 1924—1927
Ernest Lee Jahncke 1927—1936
Avery Brundage 1936—1972
Frederic Coudert 1937—1948
Frederic Coudert 1948—1955
John Garland 1948—1968
Brooks Parker 1950—1951
Doug Roby 1952—1984
Avery Brundage 1972—1975
Julian Roosevelt 1974—1986
Doug Roby 1985—1992
Robert Helmick 1985—1991
Anita DeFrantz 1986—
Jim Easton 1994—2015
George Killian 1996—1998
Bob Ctvrtlik 1999—2007
Henry Kissinger 2000—
William Hybl 2000—2002
Sandra Baldwin 2002—2003
Angela Ruggiero 2010—2018
Larry Probst 2013—2018
Jim Easton 2015—
Kikkan Randall 2018—
David Haggerty 2020—