The record for most Athletics Olympic medals won was 19 medals by Michael Phelps in swimming at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
As far as total medals go, England has won their most Summer Olympic medals in athletics and their most Winter Olympic medals in figure skating.
Depends on for what. Most medals, most gold medals, ect.
Currently Michael Phelps holds the world record for the most Olympic medals won at 22 medals.
Um... they're all "Athletics". Have Americans won medals in the sport of sitting on the couch?
Prior to 2010, Bonnie Blair had 6 Olympic gold medals. Apolo Ohno broke that record by winning 8 total medals.
Michael Phelps, was trying to break the record of winning the most gold medals in Olympic (the record was seven) and he broke it by winning eight gold medals in one Olympic.
As of the 2008 Games, New Zealand has won the most medals in athletics (17 medals). Athletics is also the discipline New Zealand has won the most gold medals (8 gold medals). New Zealand has won 15 medals in Sailing and 13 medals in Rowing.
Australia has won their most medals in swimming, athletics, cycling, and rowing.
The record for the most Olympic medals is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
Teresa Edwards, USA