Olympics Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



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

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)


 

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Olympics stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.