United States at the Olympics


United States at the Olympics

The United States (USA) has sent athletes to every celebration of the modern Olympic Games, except the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted.The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is the National Olympic Committee for the United States.

Tom Burke was the first athlete to represent the United States at the Olympics. He took first place in both the 100 meters and the 400 meters of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

American athletes have won a total of 2188 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another 216 at the Winter Olympic Games. More medals have been won in athletics (track and field) (715, 30%) and swimming (458, 19%) than any others. The United States is the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Winter Olympics.

Hosted Games

The United States has hosted the Games on eight occasions, four times each for the Summer and Winter Games:

Medals by summer sport

Medals by winter sport

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