Japan at the Olympics

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Japan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Japan
IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912, and has competed at almost every Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1948 Games after World War II, and Japan was part of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Japan hosted the Games on three occasions, with a fourth occasion planned for 2020:

Japan won its first medals in 1920, and its first gold medals in 1928. Japanese athletes have won 398 medals at the Summer Olympic Games (Except Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics), with the most gold medals won in judo. Japan has also won 37 medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

The Japanese Olympic Committee was created in 1911 and recognized in 1912.

Medal tables by Games[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by summer sport[edit]

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Judo 36 18 18 72
Gymnastics 29 33 33 95
Wrestling 28 17 17 62
Swimming 20 24 29 73
Athletics 7 7 9 23
Volleyball 3 3 3 9
Weightlifting 2 3 8 13
Boxing 2 0 3 5
Shooting 1 2 3 6
Softball 1 1 1 3
Equestrian 1 0 0 1
Synchronized swimming 0 4 8 12
Archery 0 3 2 5
Tennis 0 2 0 2
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Cycling 0 1 3 4
Baseball 0 1 2 3
Sailing 0 1 1 2
Football 0 1 1 2
Field hockey 0 1 0 1
Table tennis 0 1 0 1
Badminton 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Total 130 126 142 398

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ski jumping 3 5 3 11
Figure skating 2 2 1 5
Nordic combined 2 2 0 4
Speed skating 1 5 9 15
Short track speed skating 1 0 2 3
Freestyle skiing 1 0 2 3
Snowboarding 0 2 1 3
Alpine skiing 0 1 0 1
Total 10 17 18 45

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