France at the Olympics

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France at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France has competed in every modern Olympic Games, although its participation at the 1904 Games is questionable, with Albert Corey's appearance being credited by different sources to either the United States or France.

French athletes have won 671 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, with fencing and cycling as the top medal-producing sports. France has won an additional 94 medals at the Winter Olympic Games, mostly in alpine skiing.

Hosted Games[edit]

France has hosted the Games on five occasions.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1900 Summer Olympics Paris 14 May – 28 October 24 997 95
1924 Winter Olympics Chamonix 25 January – 4 February 16 258 16
1924 Summer Olympics Paris 4 May – 27 July 44 3,089 126
1968 Winter Olympics Grenoble 6 – 18 February 37 1,158 35
1992 Winter Olympics Albertville 8 – 23 February 64 1,801 57

Medal tables by Games[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Number of medals won by France at the Olympic summer games from 1896 to 2012.
Number of medals won by France at the Olympic winter games from 1924 to 2014.

Medals won by summer sport[edit]

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 48 40 33 121
Cycling 41 27 22 90
Athletics 14 22 25 61
Equestrian 12 12 10 34
Sailing 12 11 15 40
Judo 12 8 24 44
Shooting 9 13 9 31
Weightlifting 9 3 3 15
Swimming 8 13 19 40
Canoeing 7 8 18 33
Rowing 6 14 12 32
Archery 6 10 7 23
Tennis 5 6 8 19
Boxing 4 7 8 19
Wrestling 4 4 9 17
Gymnastics 3 10 9 22
Croquet 3 2 2 7
Handball 2 0 1 3
Rugby 1 2 0 3
Football 1 1 0 2
Water polo 1 0 3 4
Water motorsports 1 0 0 1
Basketball 0 3 0 3
Taekwondo 0 2 4 6
Table tennis 0 1 1 2
Basque pelota 0 1 0 1
Cricket 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 1 0 1
Tug of war 0 1 0 1
Modern pentathlon 0 0 2 2
Synchronized swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 202 223 246 671

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 15 15 15 45
Biathlon 6 5 10 21
Snowboarding 3 3 4 10
Figure skating 3 2 7 12
Freestyle skiing 2 4 6 12
Nordic combined 2 1 1 4
Cross-country skiing 0 1 1 2
Curling 0 0 1 1
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Ski jumping 0 0 1 1
Total 31 31 47 109

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