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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 1,113 613 500 98 16 29 BEL Hubert Van Innis (10 medals)
5 Art Competitions Summer 1,814 1,610 204 51 7 29 DEN Josef Petersen and SUI Alex Walter Diggelmann (3 medals)
6 Athletics Summer 22,074 15,541 6,527 227 29 83 FIN Paavo Nurmi (12 medals)
7 Badminton Summer 811 399 412 69 7 5 CHN Gao Ling (4 medals)
8 Baseball Summer 762 761 0 16 6 1 CUB Pedro Luis Lazo (4 medals)
9 Basketball Summer 3,413 2,481 932 66 19 2 USA Teresa Edwards (5 medals)
10 Basque Pelota Summer 2 2 0 1 1 1 ESP Francisco Villota and ESP José de Amézola (1 medal)
11 Beach Volleyball Summer 383 194 189 41 6 2 USA Kerri Walsh Jennings (4 medals)
12 Biathlon Winter 1,135 764 371 54 15 13 NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen (13 medals)
13 Bobsleigh Winter 1,694 1,584 109 54 21 4 GDR GER Bogdan Musiol (7 medals)
14 Boxing Summer 5,262 5,197 65 175 25 15 9 athletes with 3 medals
15 Canoeing Summer 3,206 2,502 702 99 19 27 GDR GER Birgit Fischer-Schmidt (12 medals)
16 Cricket Summer 24 24 0 2 1 1 24 athletes with 1 medal
17 Croquet Summer 10 7 3 1 1 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
18 Cross Country Skiing Winter 2,401 1,684 717 81 22 23 NOR Bjørn Dæhlie (12 medals)
19 Curling Winter 349 188 160 16 7 2 8 athletes with 2 medals
20 Cycling Summer 5,819 5,104 714 145 29 44 GBR Bradley Wiggins (8 medals)
21 Diving Summer 1,466 831 635 82 27 10 EUN RUS Dmitry Sautin (8 medals)
22 Equestrianism Summer 2,345 1,886 459 76 25 18 GER Isabell Werth (10 medals)
23 Fencing Summer 4,123 3,243 880 101 29 18 ITA Edoardo Mangiarotti (13 medals)
24 Figure Skating Winter 1,572 747 824 55 24 6 SWE Gillis Grafström and RUS Yevgeny Plyushchenko (4 medals)
25 Football Summer 6,177 5,427 734 92 27 2 USA Christie Pearce-Rampone (4 medals)
26 Freestyle Skiing Winter 627 359 267 41 7 10 NOR Kari Traa (3 medals)
27 Golf Summer 218 148 70 42 3 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
28 Gymnastics Summer 4,135 2,636 1,499 93 29 27 URS Larysa Latynina (18 medals)
29 Handball Summer 2,702 1,675 1,027 47 13 2 KOR Oh Seong-Ok and URS EUN RUS Andrey Lavrov (4 medals)
30 Hockey Summer 3,825 2,829 996 43 23 2 4 athletes with 4 medals
31 Ice Hockey Winter 3,885 3,386 498 34 23 2 CAN Jayna Hefford and CAN Hayley Wickenheiser (5 medals)
32 Jeu De Paume Summer 11 11 0 2 1 1 3 athletes with 1 medal
33 Judo Summer 2,724 1,966 757 180 13 15 JPN Ryoko Tamura-Tani (5 medals)
34 Lacrosse Summer 61 60 0 3 3 1 60 athletes with 1 medal
35 Luge Winter 772 543 228 49 14 4 ITA Armin Zöggeler (6 medals)
36 Military Ski Patrol Winter 24 24 0 6 1 1 12 athletes with 1 medal
37 Modern Pentathlon Summer 864 750 114 57 24 3 URS Pavel Lednyov (7 medals)
38 Motorboating Summer 14 13 1 2 1 3 3 athletes with 2 medals
39 Nordic Combined Winter 605 605 0 31 22 5 AUT Felix Gottwald (7 medals)
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 567 0 567 48 9 2 12 athletes with 2 medals
43 Roque Summer 4 4 0 1 1 1 3 athletes with 1 medal
44 Rowing Summer 7,689 6,204 1,483 101 28 25 ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă (8 medals)
45 Rugby Summer 155 155 0 7 4 1 7 athletes with 2 medals
46 Rugby Sevens Summer 299 151 148 14 1 2
47 Sailing Summer 4,480 3,850 629 120 26 38 3 athletes with 5 medals
48 Shooting Summer 4,882 4,144 737 150 27 83 USA Carl Osburn (11 medals)
49 Short Track Speed Skating Winter 444 235 209 35 7 8 USA Apolo Anton Ohno and KOR RUS Viktor An (8 medals)
50 Skeleton Winter 147 101 45 28 6 2 4 athletes with 2 medals
51 Ski Jumping Winter 874 844 30 37 22 4 FIN Matti Nykänen (5 medals)
52 Snowboarding Winter 567 328 239 35 5 12 USA Kelly Clark (3 medals)
53 Softball Summer 367 0 367 13 4 1 4 athletes with 4 medals
54 Speed Skating Winter 1,582 1,054 528 41 22 13 GER Claudia Pechstein (9 medals)
55 Swimming Summer 8,765 5,142 3,620 201 29 55 USA Michael Phelps (28 medals)
56 Synchronized Swimming Summer 562 0 561 47 9 3 6 athletes with 5 medals
57 Table Tennis Summer 749 372 376 103 8 6 CHN Wang Nan and CHN Wang Hao (5 medals)
58 Taekwondo Summer 470 241 229 105 5 8 4 athletes with 3 medals
59 Tennis Summer 1,246 760 486 93 16 9 FRA Max Décugis (6 medals)
60 Trampolining Summer 93 49 44 25 5 2 CAN Karen Cockburn and CHN Dong Dong (3 medals)
61 Triathlon Summer 355 180 175 54 5 2 5 athletes with 2 medals
62 Tug-Of-War Summer 160 160 0 13 6 1 3 athletes with 3 medals
63 Volleyball Summer 2,505 1,374 1,129 48 14 2 4 athletes with 4 medals
64 Water Polo Summer 2,601 2,262 337 52 27 2 HUN Dezső Gyarmati (5 medals)
65 Weightlifting Summer 2,883 2,526 356 150 26 21 4 athletes with 4 medals
66 Wrestling Summer 4,988 4,766 222 131 28 30 GER FRG Wilfried Dietrich (5 medals)