The most awaited Olympic games are here and fans are excited to see how the Olympic events unfold! After the pandemic hit the world and everything came to a pause, Olympic was no exception. The Olympic games were scheduled to happen in 2020 but because of the pandemic, the schedule was postponed to 2021. After a year-long waiting period, fans are super excited and are searching for all the latest news, updates and information available about the games. One of those interesting information topics is related to Olympic medals and which continent has the most. Do you know which continent has won the most Olympic medals? Give it a thought and check if your answer is right by scrolling below. Here you can read all about it.
Which Continent has won the most Olympic medals? (1896-2016)
There are three types of medals in the games of the Olympics – Gold, Silver and Bronze depending on the position the athlete finishes. Given below is the information about continents and the medals won by those continents. Europe is the continent that has the most Olympic medals.
Russia, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France are one of the top countries to have won Olympics medals. All these countries are part of Europe. So without any surprise, Europe is the continent with the most Olympic medals in the world. Europe has 3728 gold medals, 3857 silver medals, and, 4124 bronze medals. With a total of 11709 Olympic medals making it the continent that has won the most Olympic medals.
We all know that the United States of America is a country with the most Olympic medals. But along with the USA, no other American continent country has made an impact. Canada and Cuba have their contributions but their contributions don’t make the American continent top the list. Americas has a total of 4039 Olympic medals and of those, 1458 medals are gold, 1302 are silver and 1279 are bronze. Out of 4039 medals, United States has contributed to 2520 medals.
China, Japan and South Korea are major contributors when it comes to the Asian continent. China is seventh in the all-time medal count table with 543 medals. While Japan and South Korea make a cut into the top 20 countries. Asia has 666 gold medals, 640 silver medals and 721 bronze medals in the Olympic games. Asia has 2027 Olympic medals in total making it the continent with the third most Olympic medals.
Australia and New Zealand are the main countries of Oceania. Out of the two, Australia has been successful at the Olympics. Australia ranks 8th in the world in the list of countries with the most Olympic medals. Oceania has won a total of 649 Olympic medals and of those, 203 are gold, 202 are silver and 244 are bronze. Out of 649 medals, Australia has contributed 497 medals for Oceania.
Kenya and South Africa are two successful African countries at Olympics. The performance is not so good when it comes to world comparison. But two countries have been the dominant forces in the African continent. Africa has won 404 Olympic medals. Africa has won 115 gold medals, 134 silver medals and 155 bronze medals in the Olympic games.
Olympic Medals Count by Continent
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