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Games: 27 summer games in 18 countries
Events: 513 distinct events in 44 sports

Participants: 7,602 (5,692 men and 1,908 women)
Youngest Participant: Dorothy Poynton-Hill (13 years, 24 days), 1928 Summer Games
Oldest Participant: Thomas Scott (71 years, 260 days), 1904 Summer Games
Most Medals (Athlete): Michael Phelps (22 medals)

44 Sports

Rk Sport From To Participants Men Women Gold Silver Bronze Total Top Medalist(s)
1 Archery 1904 2012 64 38 26 14 9 8 31 6 athletes with 3 medals
2 Art Competitions 1912 1936 267 217 50 4 5 9 9 athletes with 1 medal
3 Athletics 1896 2012 1818 1,390 427 332 254 202 788 Ray Ewry and Carl Lewis (10 medals)
4 Badminton 1992 2012 14 8 6
5 Baseball 1992 2008 88 88 0 1 2 3 68 athletes with 1 medal
6 Basketball 1936 2012 258 186 72 21 2 3 26 Teresa Edwards (5 medals)
7 Beach Volleyball 1996 2012 31 17 14 6 2 1 9 Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (3 medals)
8 Boxing 1904 2012 237 234 3 49 23 38 110 4 athletes with 2 medals
9 Canoeing 1936 2012 172 138 33 5 5 6 16 Greg Barton (4 medals)
10 Cycling 1900 2012 261 225 36 14 18 20 52 Burton Downing (6 medals)
11 Diving 1904 2012 152 80 72 48 41 43 132 Greg Louganis (5 medals)
12 Equestrianism 1912 2012 134 80 54 11 20 18 49 J. Michael Plumb (6 medals)
13 Fencing 1900 2012 258 199 59 3 9 15 27 Albertson Van Zo Post (5 medals)
14 Figure Skating 1908 1920 3 2 1 1 1 Theresa Weld-Blanchard (1 medal)
15 Football 1904 2012 234 192 42 4 2 1 7 Christie Pearce-Rampone (4 medals)
16 Golf 1900 1904 80 75 5 3 3 4 10 3 athletes with 2 medals
17 Gymnastics 1904 2012 314 223 91 32 36 34 102 Shannon Miller (7 medals)
18 Handball 1936 1996 107 71 36
19 Hockey 1932 2012 139 73 66 2 2 30 athletes with 1 medal
20 Ice Hockey 1920 1920 11 11 0 1 1 11 athletes with 1 medal
21 Jeu De Paume 1908 1908 2 2 0 1 1 Jay Gould (1 medal)
22 Judo 1964 2012 69 48 21 1 3 8 12 Jimmy Pedro (2 medals)
23 Lacrosse 1904 1904 12 12 0 1 1 12 athletes with 1 medal
24 Modern Pentathlon 1912 2012 52 46 6 6 3 9 3 athletes with 2 medals
25 Polo 1900 1924 12 12 0 1 1 2 12 athletes with 1 medal
26 Rhythmic Gymnastics 1984 2012 14 0 14
27 Roque 1904 1904 4 4 0 1 1 1 3 3 athletes with 1 medal
28 Rowing 1900 2012 637 492 145 32 31 24 87 6 athletes with 3 medals
29 Rugby 1900 1924 31 31 0 2 2 5 athletes with 2 medals
30 Sailing 1900 2012 227 197 30 19 23 17 59 Paul Foerster and Mark Reynolds (3 medals)
31 Shooting 1896 2012 274 231 43 53 29 25 107 Carl Osburn (11 medals)
32 Softball 1996 2008 36 0 36 3 1 4 Laura Berg (4 medals)
33 Swimming 1896 2012 679 378 301 232 162 126 520 Michael Phelps (22 medals)
34 Synchronized Swimming 1984 2012 41 0 41 5 2 2 9 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto (3 medals)
35 Table Tennis 1988 2012 24 9 15
36 Taekwondo 2000 2012 10 4 6 2 2 4 8 Steven Lopez (3 medals)
37 Tennis 1900 2012 95 71 24 20 5 11 36 Serena Williams and Venus Williams (4 medals)
38 Trampolining 2000 2012 5 2 3
39 Triathlon 2000 2012 18 8 10 1 1 Susan Williams (1 medal)
40 Tug-Of-War 1904 1920 35 35 0 1 1 2 14 athletes with 1 medal
41 Volleyball 1964 2012 159 80 79 3 3 2 8 Steve Timmons (3 medals)
42 Water Polo 1904 2012 198 165 33 2 6 5 13 Heather Petri and Brenda Villa (4 medals)
43 Weightlifting 1904 2012 105 96 9 16 16 9 41 Norb Schemansky (4 medals)
44 Wrestling 1904 2012 302 292 10 50 42 33 125 Bruce Baumgartner (4 medals)