1996 Summer Olympics medal table

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The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. A total of 10,318 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), competed in 271 events in 26 sports.[1][2]

Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal, leaving 118 countries without a medal.[1] The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101).[1][3] It also won its first medal in a women's' team sport,[4] the victorious gymnastics team later being referred to as the Magnificent Seven. Donovan Bailey of Canada set a world record in the men's 100m race (9.84 seconds). Michael Johnson of the United States also set a world record in the 200m race (19.32 seconds)[1] and Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey also set the record of three consecutive Olympic titles in weightlifting.[5]

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were represented for the first time at a Summer Games. Czech Republic and Slovakia had competed previously as Czechoslovakia, and the other nations were formerly part of Soviet Union. Of these, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan did not receive any medals.[3]

This Olympics also marked Hong Kong's final appearance as a British colony, before its handover to China, during which it also won its first ever medal; a gold in sailing, making it the only medal Hong Kong ever won while under British rule.

Medal table[edit]

An older, bald man plays tennis.  He's wearing a white sleeveless shirt and black shorts.  He is bald and is holding a red tennis racket.
Andre Agassi represented the United States in the games.

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)[1] and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals won by a NOC. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code. Medals won in team competitions are counted only once, no matter how many athletes won medals as part of the team.[6]


  *   Host nation (United States)

  *   Host nation (United States)

1 United States (USA)*443225101
2 Russia (RUS)26211663
3 Germany (GER)20182765
4 China (CHN)16221250
5 France (FRA)1571537
6 Italy (ITA)13101235
7 Australia (AUS)992341
8 Cuba (CUB)98825
9 Ukraine (UKR)921223
10 South Korea (KOR)715527
11 Poland (POL)75517
12 Hungary (HUN)741021
13 Spain (ESP)56617
14 Romania (ROU)47920
15 Netherlands (NED)451019
16 Greece (GRE)4408
17 Czech Republic (CZE)43411
18 Switzerland (SUI)4307
19 Denmark (DEN)4116
 Turkey (TUR)4116
21 Canada (CAN)311822
22 Bulgaria (BUL)37515
23 Japan (JPN)36514
24 Kazakhstan (KAZ)34411
25 Brazil (BRA)33915
26 New Zealand (NZL)3216
27 South Africa (RSA)3115
28 Ireland (IRL)3014
29 Sweden (SWE)2428
30 Norway (NOR)2237
31 Belgium (BEL)2226
32 Nigeria (NGR)2136
33 North Korea (PRK)2125
34 Algeria (ALG)2013
 Ethiopia (ETH)2013
36 Great Britain (GBR)18615
37 Belarus (BLR)16815
38 Kenya (KEN)1438
39 Jamaica (JAM)1326
40 Finland (FIN)1214
41 Indonesia (INA)1124
 Yugoslavia (YUG)1124
43 Iran (IRI)1113
 Slovakia (SVK)1113
45 Armenia (ARM)1102
 Croatia (CRO)1102
47 Portugal (POR)1012
 Thailand (THA)1012
49 Burundi (BDI)1001
 Costa Rica (CRC)1001
 Ecuador (ECU)1001
 Hong Kong (HKG)1001
 Syria (SYR)1001
54 Argentina (ARG)0213
55 Namibia (NAM)0202
 Slovenia (SLO)0202
57 Austria (AUT)0123
58 Malaysia (MAS)0112
 Moldova (MDA)0112
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0112
61 Azerbaijan (AZE)0101
 Bahamas (BAH)0101
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
 Latvia (LAT)0101
 Philippines (PHI)0101
 Tonga (TGA)0101
 Zambia (ZAM)0101
68 Georgia (GEO)0022
 Morocco (MAR)0022
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
71 India (IND)0011
 Israel (ISR)0011
 Lithuania (LTU)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Mongolia (MGL)0011
 Mozambique (MOZ)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Tunisia (TUN)0011
 Uganda (UGA)0011
Totals (79 nations)271273298842

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Atlanta 1996". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Medal count for the 1996 Summer Olympics". databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "1996 Atlanta Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "1996". The Hutchinson Chronology of World History. 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Niam SULEYMANOGLU | Olympic Athlete | Atlanta 1996, Barcelona 1992, seoul 1988, Sydney 2000". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Shipley, Amy (25 August 2008). "China's Show of Power". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 22 July 2010.