1900 Summer Olympics medal table

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The 1900 Summer Olympics were held in Paris, France, from May 14 to October 28, 1900 as part of the 1900 World's Fair. A total of 997 athletes representing 24 nations participated in 85 events in 19 sports at these games. Women competed in the Olympics for the first time during the 1900 games.[1] 21 of the 24 participating nations earned medals, in addition to 12 medals won by teams made up of athletes from multiple nations. The host nation of France dominated the medal count, winning the most gold (26), silver (41), and bronze (34) medals, and therefore winning the most medals overall (101).[2]

In the early Olympic Games, several team events were contested by athletes from multiple nations.[3] Retroactively, the IOC created the designation Mixed team (with the country code ZZX) to refer to these group of athletes. During the 1900 games, athletes participating in mixed teams won medals in athletics, polo, rowing, sailing, tennis, and tug of war. Some athletes won medals both individually and as part of a mixed team, so these medals are tabulated under different nations in the official counts.[2]

Gold medals were not given at the 1900 Games; a silver medal was given for a first place and a bronze medal was given for second. The International Olympic Committee has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to competitors who earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes respectively in order to bring early Olympics in line with current awards.[4]

Medal count[edit]

A mixed team made up of athletes from Sweden and Denmark beat the French team to win gold in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

This is the full table of the medal count of the 1900 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[nb 1][nb 2] These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. 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. This follows the system used by the IOC.[2]

To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the Sort both.gif icon next to the column title.

      Host nation (France)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 26 [nb 3] 41 [nb 3] 34 [nb 3] 101
2  United States (USA) 19 [nb 3] 14 [nb 3] 14 [nb 3] 47
3  Great Britain (GBR) 15 [nb 3] 6 [nb 3] 9 [nb 3] 30
4  Mixed team (ZZX) 6 3 3 12
5  Switzerland (SUI) 6 2 1 9
6  Belgium (BEL) 5 5 5 15
7  Germany (GER) 4 2 2 8
8  Italy (ITA) 2 2 0 4
9  Australia (AUS) 2 [nb 3] 0 3 5
10  Denmark (DEN) 1 [nb 3] 3 2 6
11  Hungary (HUN) 1 2 2 5
12  Cuba (CUB) 1 1 0 2
13  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 2
14  Spain (ESP) 1 0 [nb 3] 0 1
15  Austria (AUT) 0 3 3 6
16  Norway (NOR) 0 2 3 5
17  India (IND) 0 2 0 2
18  Netherlands (NED) 0 [nb 3] 1 3 4
19  Bohemia (BOH) 0 1 1 [nb 3] 2
20  Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 [nb 3] 0 1 1
Total (21 NOCs) 90 90 88 268

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ There are sources, besides the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that display variations in the medal totals, but as the governing body of the Olympic Games, the IOC is considered the most authoritative source for the purposes of this article.
  2. ^ According to IOC database in 3 sailing events (0-0.5t, 1-2t and 2-3t) two gold, two silver and two bronze medals were retrospectively awarded for each of these events.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Also had fellow-countrymen in mixed teams that won medals. These medals are included in the table under the nation Mixed team (ZZX).
References
  1. ^ "Paris 1900–Games of the II Olympiad". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Paris 1900 - Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 12 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  3. ^ "1896 - Summer Olympics I (Athens, Greece)". TSN. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.