14 Olympics Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



olympics statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Olympics statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Olympics Statistics

Number of countries that participate in the Olympics (total):

206

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of countries that participate in the Summer Olympics:

204

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of countries that participate in the Winter Olympics:

88

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of countries that currently participate in the Olympics, but have never won a medal:

75

Last updated 7/20/16


Country with the most Olympic Medals all time (Summer & Winter combined):

United States

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of medals the United States has won in the Olympics (Summer & Winter combined):

2,681 (2,399 Summer medals and 282 Winter medals)

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of sports in the Summer Olympics:

35

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of competitive events in the Winter Olympics:

98

Last updated 7/20/16


Number of athletes that participated in the 2012 London Summer Olympics:

10,768


Number of athletes that participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics:

2,800


Athlete that has earned the most gold medals at a Summer Games:

Michael Phelps (8 in 2008)


Only city to host the Summer Olympics three times:

London


Country that has hosted the Winter Olympics the most:

United States (4 times)


Country that has hosted the Summer Olympics the most:

United States (4 times)

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