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65 Sports

Rk Sport Season Participants Men Women Countries Editions Events Top Medalist(s)
1 Aeronautics Summer 1 1 0 1 1 1 SUI Hermann Schreiber (1 medal)
2 Alpine Skiing Winter 2,735 1,739 996 101 19 10 NOR Kjetil André Aamodt (8 medals)
3 Alpinism Summer 25 24 1 6 3 1 25 athletes with 1 medal
4 Archery Summer 1,028 571 457 92 15 29 BEL Hubert Van Innis (10 medals)
5 Art Competitions Summer 1,796 1,604 192 51 7 30 DEN Josef Petersen and SUI Alex Walter Diggelmann (3 medals)
6 Athletics Summer 20,623 14,789 5,831 223 28 83 FIN Paavo Nurmi (12 medals)
7 Badminton Summer 722 360 362 66 6 5 CHN Gao Ling (4 medals)
8 Baseball Summer 762 761 0 16 6 1 CUB Pedro Luis Lazo (4 medals)
9 Basketball Summer 3,232 2,390 842 65 18 2 USA Teresa Edwards (5 medals)
10 Beach Volleyball Summer 321 163 158 36 5 2 4 athletes with 3 medals
11 Biathlon Winter 1,137 765 372 54 15 13 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen (13 medals)
12 Bobsleigh Winter 1,694 1,584 109 54 21 4 GDR GER Bogdan Musiol (7 medals)
13 Boxing Summer 5,051 5,015 36 172 24 15 9 athletes with 3 medals
14 Canoeing Summer 3,010 2,365 643 94 18 27 GDR GER Birgit Fischer-Schmidt (12 medals)
15 Cricket Summer 24 24 0 2 1 1 24 athletes with 1 medal
16 Croquet Summer 10 7 3 1 1 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
17 Cross Country Skiing Winter 2,402 1,685 717 81 22 23 NOR Bjørn Dæhlie (12 medals)
18 Curling Winter 349 188 160 16 7 2 8 athletes with 2 medals
19 Cycling Summer 5,518 4,916 601 140 28 44 GBR Chris Hoy and GBR Bradley Wiggins (7 medals)
20 Diving Summer 1,393 796 597 80 26 10 EUN RUS Dmitry Sautin (8 medals)
21 Equestrianism Summer 2,234 1,815 419 71 24 18 NED Anky van Grunsven (9 medals)
22 Fencing Summer 3,997 3,180 817 99 28 18 ITA Edoardo Mangiarotti (13 medals)
23 Figure Skating Winter 1,572 747 824 55 24 6 SWE Gillis Grafström and RUS Yevgeny Plyushchenko (4 medals)
24 Football Summer 5,762 5,160 602 90 26 2 USA Christie Pearce-Rampone (4 medals)
25 Freestyle Skiing Winter 627 359 268 41 7 10 NOR Kari Traa (3 medals)
26 Golf Summer 98 88 10 5 2 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
27 Gymnastics Summer 4,005 2,577 1,428 88 28 27 URS Larysa Latynina (18 medals)
28 Handball Summer 2,478 1,550 928 46 12 2 KOR Oh Seong-Ok and URS EUN RUS Andrey Lavrov (4 medals)
29 Hockey Summer 3,593 2,713 880 41 22 2 4 athletes with 4 medals
30 Ice Hockey Winter 3,885 3,386 498 34 23 2 CAN Jayna Hefford and CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (5 medals)
31 Jeu De Paume Summer 11 11 0 2 1 1 3 athletes with 1 medal
32 Judo Summer 2,462 1,796 665 167 12 15 JPN Ryoko Tamura-Tani (5 medals)
33 Lacrosse Summer 61 60 0 3 3 1 60 athletes with 1 medal
34 Luge Winter 772 543 228 49 14 4 ITA Armin Zöggeler (6 medals)
35 Military Ski Patrol Winter 24 24 0 6 1 1 12 athletes with 1 medal
36 Modern Pentathlon Summer 822 726 96 56 23 3 URS Pavel Lednyov (7 medals)
37 Motorboating Summer 14 13 1 2 1 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
38 Nordic Combined Winter 605 605 0 31 22 5 AUT Felix Gottwald (7 medals)
39 Pelota Summer 2 2 0 1 1 1 ESP Francisco Villota and ESP José de Amézola (1 medal)
40 Polo Summer 87 87 0 9 5 1 4 athletes with 2 medals
41 Racquets Summer 7 7 0 1 1 2 3 athletes with 2 medals
42 Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer 494 0 494 48 8 2 11 athletes with 2 medals
43 Roque Summer 4 4 0 1 1 1 3 athletes with 1 medal
44 Rowing Summer 7,357 6,021 1,335 92 27 25 ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă (8 medals)
45 Rugby Summer 155 155 0 7 4 1 7 athletes with 2 medals
46 Sailing Summer 4,264 3,740 523 118 25 37 3 athletes with 5 medals
47 Shooting Summer 4,674 4,019 654 148 26 83 USA Carl Osburn (11 medals)
48 Short Track Speed Skating Winter 444 235 209 35 7 8 USA Apolo Anton Ohno and KOR RUS Viktor An (8 medals)
49 Skeleton Winter 147 101 46 28 6 2 4 athletes with 2 medals
50 Ski Jumping Winter 876 846 30 37 22 4 FIN Matti Nykänen (5 medals)
51 Snowboarding Winter 567 328 239 35 5 12 USA Kelly Clark (3 medals)
52 Softball Summer 367 0 367 13 4 1 4 athletes with 4 medals
53 Speed Skating Winter 1,582 1,054 528 41 22 13 GER Claudia Pechstein (9 medals)
54 Swimming Summer 8,182 4,813 3,366 193 28 55 USA Michael Phelps (22 medals)
55 Synchronized Swimming Summer 489 0 489 46 8 3 3 athletes with 5 medals
56 Table Tennis Summer 666 328 337 98 7 6 CHN Wang Nan and CHN Wang Hao (5 medals)
57 Taekwondo Summer 378 192 186 98 4 8 3 athletes with 3 medals
58 Tennis Summer 1,137 698 439 88 15 9 FRA Max Décugis (6 medals)
59 Trampolining Summer 73 38 35 22 4 2 CAN Karen Cockburn (3 medals)
60 Triathlon Summer 297 145 152 48 4 2 CAN Simon Whitfield and NZL Bevan Docherty (2 medals)
61 Tug-Of-War Summer 160 160 0 13 6 1 3 athletes with 3 medals
62 Volleyball Summer 2,287 1,261 1,026 45 13 2 3 athletes with 4 medals
63 Water Polo Summer 2,449 2,169 280 52 26 2 HUN Dezső Gyarmati (5 medals)
64 Weightlifting Summer 2,708 2,428 280 148 25 21 4 athletes with 4 medals
65 Wrestling Summer 4,769 4,624 145 129 27 28 GER FRG Wilfried Dietrich (5 medals)