The United States has won more gold and overall medals than any other country in the Summer Games and overall and also has the second-most overall medals at the Winter games, trailing only Norway. Historically, the United States mainly competed with the Soviet Union at summer Games and with the Soviet Union, Norway, and East Germany at the winter Games, but now they contend primarily with China at the summer Games for both the overall medal count and the gold medal count. The United States is the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Winter Olympics, and has topped the total medal count at Lake Placid in the 1932 Winter Olympics and at Vancouver in the 2010 Winter Olympics. During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States set a record for most total medals of any country at a single Winter Olympics.
At the London 2012 games, the United States won the most gold medals as well as having the most medals in total.
*Total medal counts include two medals – one silver and one bronze – awarded in the ice hockey and figure skating events at the 1920 Summer Olympics. These medals are included in the summer games medal totals and the winter sport medal totals. This is why the totals for summer and winter games do not match the totals for summer and winter sports.
^Warren Wofford was the flagbearer in the (Equestrian) parade in Stockholm for the Olympics Equestrian Sports Association events held there because a quarantine imposed on horses prevented equestrian events from taking place in Australia
^First woman to carry the flag at the Olympics for USA