France at the Olympics

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France at the
Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
Medals
Gold
248
Silver
276
Bronze
316
Total
840
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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. However the IOC as the final arbiter has determined that his affiliation was to the United States of America.[citation needed]

French athletes have won 716 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, with fencing and cycling as the top medal-producing sports. France has won an additional 124 medals at the Winter Olympic Games, mostly in alpine skiing.

Hosted Games[edit]

France has hosted the Games on five occasions and is planning to host the sixth.

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
2024 Summer Olympics Paris 26 July-11 August TBA TBA TBA

Medal tables[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 by summer sport[edit]

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Fencing434135119
Cycling41272391
Athletics14253069
Equestrian14131037
Judo14102549
Sailing13111741
Shooting9141033
Weightlifting93315
Swimming8152043
Canoeing891936
Rowing7141334
Archery611724
Boxing691025
Tennis56819
Wrestling441018
Gymnastics310922
Croquet3227
Handball2215
Rugby1203
Football1102
Water polo1034
Water motorsports1001
Taekwondo0347
Basketball0303
Modern pentathlon0123
Table tennis0112
Basque pelota0101
Cricket0101
Diving0101
Tug of war0101
Synchronized swimming0011
Totals (31 sports)213241263717

Medals by winter sport[edit]

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Alpine skiing15161748
Biathlon951226
Snowboarding44412
Freestyle skiing35614
Figure skating33713
Nordic combined2114
Cross country skiing0134
Bobsleigh0011
Curling0011
Ski jumping0011
Totals (10 sports)363553124

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "France". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — France". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "France". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21.