France at the Olympics

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France at the
Olympics
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IOC code FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
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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 715 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, with fencing and cycling as the top medal-producing sports. France has won an additional 109 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[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
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 42 41 35 118
Cycling 41 27 23 91
Athletics 14 25 29 68
Equestrian 14 13 10 37
Judo 14 10 25 49
Sailing 13 11 17 41
Shooting 9 14 10 33
Weightlifting 9 3 3 15
Swimming 8 15 20 43
Canoeing 8 9 19 36
Rowing 7 14 13 34
Archery 6 11 7 24
Boxing 6 9 10 25
Tennis 5 6 8 19
Wrestling 4 4 10 18
Gymnastics 3 10 9 22
Croquet 3 2 2 7
Handball 2 2 1 5
Rugby 1 2 0 3
Football 1 1 0 2
Water polo 1 0 3 4
Water motorsports 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 0 3 4 7
Basketball 0 3 0 3
Modern pentathlon 0 1 2 3
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
Synchronized swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 212 241 262 715

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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