1928 Summer Olympics medals
LocationAmsterdam,  Netherlands
Highlights
Most gold medals United States (22)
Most total medals United States (56)

This 1928 Summer Olympics medal table comprises two tables of countries ranked by the number of medals won during the 1928 Summer Olympics.

The 1928 Summer Olympics were held in and around Amsterdam in the Netherlands from 17 May 1928 to 22 August 1928. A total of 2,883 athletes from 46 countries participated in the sports competition, in 14 sports and 109 events. Additionally, five art competitions were held with 13 events combined. 327 sports medals and 29 arts medals were awarded during the 1928 Summer Olympics.[1][2] A total of 5,901 souvenir medals were given; 5,139 medals to contestants and officials, and 762 medals to persons that contributed to the Olympics by rendering their services.[3] The souvenir medals are not displayed in the medal tables.

Sports competition

The Canadian track and field athlete Percy Williams won the 100 and 200 meters in the 1928 Summer Olympics[2]

The ranking of the sports competition is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee, although the committee does not officially recognize global ranking per country.[4]

For the 109 sports events a total of 327 medals were awarded: 110 gold medals, 108 silver medals, and 109 bronze medals. These numbers are unequal, because two gold medals and no silver medals were awarded in the lightweight category of weightlifting, after a first-place tie in the event.[2] The athletes of 33 different countries won one or more medals. The most medals (56) and the most gold medals (22) were won by athletes from the United States.[1]

The countries are ranked by the number of gold medals won by the athletes of that country. If countries are tied, first the number of silver medals is taken into consideration and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

  *   Host nation (Netherlands)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)22181656
2 Germany (GER)1071431
3 Finland (FIN)88925
4 Sweden (SWE)761225
5 Italy (ITA)75719
6 Switzerland (SUI)74415
7 France (FRA)610521
8 Netherlands (NED)*69419
9 Hungary (HUN)4509
10 Canada (CAN)44715
11 Great Britain (GBR)310720
12 Argentina (ARG)3317
13 Denmark (DEN)3126
14 Czechoslovakia (TCH)2529
15 Japan (JPN)2215
16 Estonia (EST)2125
17 Egypt (EGY)2114
18 Austria (AUT)2013
19 Australia (AUS)1214
 Norway (NOR)1214
21 Poland (POL)1135
 Yugoslavia (YUG)1135
23 South Africa (RSA)1023
24 India (IND)1001
 Ireland (IRL)1001
 New Zealand (NZL)1001
 Spain (ESP)1001
 Uruguay (URU)1001
29 Belgium (BEL)0123
30 Chile (CHI)0101
 Haiti (HAI)0101
32 Philippines (PHI)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
Totals (33 nations)110108109327

Source: www.olympic.org[4]

Arts competition

The Dutch architect Jan Wils won the gold medal in architectural design with his design of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam
The Dutch architect Jan Wils won the gold medal in architectural design with his design of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam

The ranking of the 1928 arts competitions is based on the official report The Ninth Olympiad (1928) of the Dutch National Olympic Committee.[2] Art competitions were held during the Olympic Games from 1912 until 1948.[5]

For the 13 arts events a total of 29 medals were awarded: 9 golden medals, 10 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals. These numbers are inequal, because not for all events three medals were awarded. There was only a silver medal awarded for dramatic works in literature and only a bronze medal for composition for orchestra in music. And also in music, no medals were awarded for compositions for song and composition for one instrument. The most medals (8) were won by contestants from Germany, the most gold medals (2) were won by contestants from the Netherlands.[2]

The countries are ranked by the number of gold medals won by the athletes of that country. If countries are tied, first the number of silver medals is taken into consideration and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

  *   Host nation (Netherlands)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands (NED)*2114
2 Germany (GER)1258
3 France (FRA)1214
4 Great Britain (GBR)1102
5 Poland (POL)1012
6 Austria (AUT)1001
 Hungary (HUN)1001
 Luxembourg (LUX)1001
9 Switzerland (SUI)0202
10 Denmark (DEN)0123
11 Italy (ITA)0101
Totals (11 nations)9101029

Source: The Ninth Olympiad (1928)[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Amsterdam 1928. Games of the IX Olympiad". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f G. van Rossem, ed. (1928). The Ninth Olympiad. Amsterdam 1928. Official Report (PDF). Amsterdam: J. H. de Bussy. pp. 973–985. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  3. ^ G. van Rossem, ed. (1928). The Ninth Olympiad. Amsterdam 1928. Official Report (PDF). Amsterdam: J. H. de Bussy. pp. 130–132. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  4. ^ a b "Amsterdam 1928. Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  5. ^ Wagner, Juergen. "Olympic Art Competitions / Contests 1912 - 1948". Olympic Games Museum. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2008-11-07.