1996 Summer Olympics medals
Amy Van Dyken won the most gold medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics with four.
LocationAtlanta,  United States
Most gold medals United States (44)
Most total medals United States (101)
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The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4. A total of 10,339 athletes from 197 nations participated in 271 events in 26 sports across 37 disciplines.[1][2]

Overall, 79 nations received at least one medal, and 53 of them won at least one gold medal.[3][4] Athletes from host nation United States won the most medals overall, with 101, and the most gold medals, with 44. It marked the first time the United States led the medal count in both gold and overall medals since 1984 and the first at a non-boycotted Olympics since 1968.[2][5] Russia won the second most gold medals (26) and the third most total medals (63). Germany won the third most gold medals (20) and the second most total medals (65).[6][7]

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were represented for the first time at a Summer Games. Czech Republic and Slovakia had competed previously as Czechoslovakia, and the other nations were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Of these, only Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan did not receive any medals.[8]

Medal table

An older, bald man plays tennis. He's wearing a white sleeveless shirt and black shorts. He is bald and is holding a red tennis racket.
Andre Agassi won the gold medal in the men's singles tennis competition.[9]
Steve Regrave in 2012.
Steve Redgrave won the men's coxless pair rowing competition, which was his fourth consecutive victory in the event and Great Britain's only gold medal at these Games.[10]

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals.


  *   Host nation (United States)

1 United States*443225101
2 Russia26211663
3 Germany20182765
4 China16221250
5 France1571537
6 Italy13101235
7 Australia992341
8 Cuba98825
9 Ukraine921223
10 South Korea715527
11 Poland75517
12 Hungary741021
13 Spain56617
14 Romania47920
15 Netherlands451019
16 Greece4408
17 Czech Republic43411
18 Switzerland4307
19 Denmark4116
21 Canada311822
22 Bulgaria37515
23 Japan36514
24 Kazakhstan34411
25 Brazil33915
26 New Zealand3216
27 South Africa3115
28 Ireland3014
29 Sweden2428
30 Norway2237
31 Belgium2226
32 Nigeria2136
33 North Korea2125
34 Algeria2013
36 Great Britain18615
37 Belarus16815
38 Kenya1438
39 Jamaica1326
40 Finland1214
41 FR Yugoslavia1124
43 Iran1113
45 Armenia1102
47 Portugal1012
49 Burundi1001
 Costa Rica1001
 Hong Kong1001
54 Argentina0213
55 Namibia0202
57 Austria0123
58 Malaysia0112
61 Azerbaijan0101
 Chinese Taipei0101
68 Georgia0022
 Trinidad and Tobago0022
71 India0011
 Puerto Rico0011
Totals (79 entries)271273298842

See also


  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (23 June 1996). "Vaults, Leaps and Dashes". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games". United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  3. ^ Frey, Jennifer (5 August 1996). "A Curtain Call in Atlanta". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ Rabun, Mike (4 August 1996). "Largest Olympics Come to an End". United Press International. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ Brennan, Christine (5 August 1996). "U.S. Women Look Good in Gold". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  6. ^ Stephens, Ken (5 August 1996). "Americans Stand Tall with Overall Medal Haul". Green Bay Press Gazette. p. C-4.
  7. ^ Reidy, Chris (5 August 1996). "Notebook". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  8. ^ "1996 Atlanta Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  9. ^ Ad, J.A. (4 August 1996). "Agassi Just Does It: Routs Bruguera". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  10. ^ Forde, Tina Fisher (28 July 1996). "It Might Soon Be Appropriate to Call Him 'Sir Steven Redgrave'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 March 2021.