US tops in the maximum number of medals
they get it as a prize for winning the olympics.
Athletes do not get paid for winning medals at the Olympics.
USA with 36 medals
Total of 1,782 athletes won medals at 2012 Olympics. With Michael Phelps winning the most medals (6).
Number of medals won at the Beijing Olympics: 41 medals
302 events gave Gold Medals to the winning athletes
In 1900 it became a demonstration sport in the olympics, but they began winning medals for it in 1908.
people get medals as they keep winning olympic games
spain started winnning medals in 1886 all the way in sweedan