There are scheduled to be 302 medal events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. That would mean a minimum of 906 medals will be awarded.
So far, 796 medals have been won in the 2008 Beijing olympic games
In the modern Olympic games, Gold medals are awarded for first-place, Silver medals are awarded for second-place, and Bronze medals are awarded for third-place. Typically the medals are only plated with the respective metals - the cost would otherwise be outrageous. In the ancient Olympic games, the winners received laurel wreaths.
Countries did not compete, individuals did. Nor were medals awarded.
Italy has won 595 total medals in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. * 494 Summer * 101 Winter
Bulgaria has won 213 Olympic medals including the Summer and Winter games. * 207 Summer * 6 Winter
Everyone who participates. Thousands of medals have been awarded, no one person or country 'wins' an Olympic games.
The US earned a total of 6 medals at the 1988 winter Olympic games.
America has won a total of 2298 Olympic medals and 253 winter Olympic medals. They have already won 11 medals in the 2012 Olympic games and it has only been on for 3 days!!!
According to answers.com, as of the 2008 Games in Beijing 12,796 medals have been awarded in the Summer Olympics and 2,311 medals have been awarded in the Winter Olympics.