Introduction-Types-Medal list of Olympics
Introduction: Olympic is an international event of sports, that holds various competitions on a large scale. Thousands of athletes from all over the world take part in the Olympics Games’ competitions, which are organized in different cities of various countries. Besides, more than two hundred nations participate in the Olympics Games. The Olympic is organized in every four years by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Committee also looks after the preparations of the host city. In each event of Olympics, winners are awarded from Gold Medals, second places are awarded from Silver Medals and the third places are awarded from Bronze Medals.
Olympics are categorized into Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics, which are organized alternatively in every two years:
Summer Olympics: The first Summer Olympics were held on 6th April 1896 in Athens, Greece. Later, it was hosted by several nations like the United States of America, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy and many others. The last Summer Olympics were convened on 6th August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in which 306 events were organized and 11,238 competitors from 206 countries participated in the events. In spite of being Summer Olympics, it was the first edition that was held in the winter time of the host city. Sports played in 2016 Summer Olympics were Archery, Handball, Athletics, Badminton, Judo, Basketball, Boxing, Rowing, Golf, Diving and others. The leading countries in these events were the United States of America (USA) with 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze, Great Britain with 27 Gold, 23 Silver and 17 Bronze and China with 26 Gold, 18 Silver and 26 Bronze.
Here is the medal list of the Countries in 2016 Summer Olympics:
|2016 Summer Olympics Medal List|
|1||United States (USA)||46||37||38||121|
|2||Great Britain (GBR)||27||23||17||67|
|8||South Korea (KOR)||9||3||9||21|
|19||New Zealand (NZL)||4||9||5||18|
|30||South Africa (RSA)||2||6||2||10|
|34||North Korea (PRK)||2||3||2||7|
|43||Czech Republic (CZE)||1||2||7||10|
|50||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||1||0||2||3|
|Ivory Coast (CIV)||1||0||1||2|
|Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)||1||0||1||2|
|Puerto Rico (PUR)||1||0||0||1|
|Dominican Republic (DOM)||0||0||1||1|
|Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||0||0||1||1|
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)||0||0||1||1|
|Total (86 Countries)||307||306||359||972|
So far, we have discussed about Summer Olympics. Now let’s elaborate Winter Olympics.
Winter Olympics: These are the international sporting events organized in every four years. In these events, games are played on ice and snow. The first Winter Olympics were convened on 25 January 1924 in Chamonix, France. There were around 258 athletes from 16 countries (14 from Europe and 2 from North America), participated in the first Winter Olympics. Countries who won the events were Norway at the first position with 134.5 points and 17 medals, Finland at the second position with 76.5 points and four medals, and Great Britain at the third position with 29 points and 4 medals. After France’s hosting, Winter Olympics were organized in several nations like Switzerland, the United States, Germany, Norway, Italy, Austria, Japan, Canada, Russia, South Korea and China. Last time, the Winter Olympics were recently held on 9 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea. The opening rounds for some specific events were organized on 8 February 2018. 15 sports were played in 102 events, the sports were Alpine Skiing, Luge, Biathlon, Nordic Combined, Bobsleigh, Short Track Speed Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Skeleton and many more. In the Winter Olympics 2018, Norway achieved the first position with 14 Gold, 14 Silver, and 11 Bronze. Besides, Germany was at the second position with 14 Gold, 10 Silver, 7 Bronze, and Canada remained at the third position with 11 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze. Now, let’s have a look at all the countries who won medals in 2018 Winter Olympics.
Here is the list below:
|2018 Winter Olympics Medal List|
|4||United States (USA)||9||8||6||23|
|7||South Korea (KOR)*||5||8||4||17|
|13||Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)||2||6||9||17|
|14||Czech Republic (CZE)||2||2||3||7|
|19||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||4||5|
|New Zealand (NZL)||0||0||2||2|
Up to now, we have discussed both Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics. Now let’s light up the names of the Winners of Olympics.
Winners of Olympics:
The American swimmer Michael Phelps is the only Olympian who won the most 28 medals (23 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze) in Olympics on 13 August 2016. Moreover, Eddie Eagan is the one and only Olympian who achieved a Gold Medal in both Summer and Winter Olympics in 1920 and 1932 respectively. In addition to it, let’s light up the names of other Olympics’ Medalists.
Here is the list below: