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Games: 28 summer games in 19 countries
Events: 522 distinct events in 45 sports

Participants: 7,967 (5,870 men and 2,095 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 (28 medals)

45 Sports

Rk Sport From To Participants Men Women Gold Silver Bronze Total Top Medalist(s)
1 Archery 1904 2016 66 39 27 14 10 9 33 7 athletes with 3 medals
2 Art Competitions 1912 1936 267 217 50 4 5 9 9 athletes with 1 medal
3 Athletics 1896 2016 1904 1,433 470 345 264 210 819 Ray Ewry and Carl Lewis (10 medals)
4 Badminton 1992 2016 20 11 9
5 Baseball 1992 2008 88 88 0 1 2 3 68 athletes with 1 medal
6 Basketball 1936 2016 271 196 75 23 2 3 28 Teresa Edwards (5 medals)
7 Beach Volleyball 1996 2016 35 19 16 6 2 2 10 Kerri Walsh Jennings (4 medals)
8 Boxing 1904 2016 244 240 4 50 24 39 113 5 athletes with 2 medals
9 Canoeing 1936 2016 176 140 35 5 5 6 16 Greg Barton (4 medals)
10 Cycling 1900 2016 271 229 42 16 21 20 57 Burton Downing (6 medals)
11 Diving 1904 2016 159 83 76 48 43 44 135 Greg Louganis (5 medals)
12 Equestrianism 1912 2016 141 82 59 11 21 20 52 J. Michael Plumb (6 medals)
13 Fencing 1900 2016 264 201 63 3 11 17 31 Albertson Van Zo Post (5 medals)
14 Figure Skating 1908 1920 3 2 1 1 1 Theresa Weld-Blanchard (1 medal)
15 Football 1904 2016 245 192 53 4 2 1 7 Christie Pearce-Rampone (4 medals)
16 Golf 1900 2016 87 79 8 3 3 5 11 3 athletes with 2 medals
17 Gymnastics 1904 2016 317 223 94 36 42 36 114 Shannon Miller (7 medals)
18 Handball 1936 1996 107 71 36
19 Hockey 1932 2016 146 73 73 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 2016 71 49 22 2 4 8 14 Jimmy Pedro and Kayla Harrison (2 medals)
23 Lacrosse 1904 1904 12 12 0 1 1 12 athletes with 1 medal
24 Modern Pentathlon 1912 2016 54 47 7 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 2016 20 0 20
27 Roque 1904 1904 4 4 0 1 1 1 3 3 athletes with 1 medal
28 Rowing 1900 2016 666 507 159 33 32 24 89 7 athletes with 3 medals
29 Rugby 1900 1924 31 31 0 2 2 5 athletes with 2 medals
30 Rugby Sevens 2016 2016 25 13 12
31 Sailing 1900 2016 240 204 36 19 23 19 61 Paul Foerster and Mark Reynolds (3 medals)
32 Shooting 1896 2016 283 236 47 54 29 27 110 Carl Osburn (11 medals)
33 Softball 1996 2008 36 0 36 3 1 4 Laura Berg (4 medals)
34 Swimming 1896 2016 710 396 314 248 170 135 553 Michael Phelps (28 medals)
35 Synchronized Swimming 1984 2016 42 0 42 5 2 2 9 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto (3 medals)
36 Table Tennis 1988 2016 28 11 17
37 Taekwondo 2000 2016 12 5 7 2 2 5 9 Steven Lopez (3 medals)
38 Tennis 1900 2016 104 76 28 21 6 12 39 Venus Williams (5 medals)
39 Trampolining 2000 2016 7 3 4
40 Triathlon 2000 2016 22 11 11 1 1 2 Susan Williams and Gwen Jorgensen (1 medal)
41 Tug-Of-War 1904 1920 35 35 0 1 1 2 14 athletes with 1 medal
42 Volleyball 1964 2016 175 88 87 3 3 4 10 Steve Timmons (3 medals)
43 Water Polo 1904 2016 216 174 42 3 6 5 14 Heather Petri and Brenda Villa (4 medals)
44 Weightlifting 1904 2016 107 96 11 16 16 10 42 Norb Schemansky (4 medals)
45 Wrestling 1904 2016 312 299 13 52 42 34 128 Bruce Baumgartner (4 medals)