The US won 46 gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The Summer Olympics of 1996 took place in Atlanta, Georgia in the US.
1980 summer Olympics
The only sport the US does not compete in at any Summer Olympics (including 2008 and the upcoming 2012) is handball.
Summer Olympics, as well as Winter Olympics, only happen once every 4 years. The 2000 Summer Olympics took place in Sydney, Austrailia, and the 2004 Summer Olympics were in Athens, Greece. 2002 Winter Olympics were in Salt Lake City, UT, US.
4 times for each Summer and Winter Olympics.
The last Winter Olympics in the US was in 2002 in Salt Lake City. The last Summer Olympics in the US was in 1996 in Atlanta.
Handball was the only sport for which the United States had no representation at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
USA has been in every Summer Olympics, except the 1980 Games, and every Winter Olympics. That makes USA competing in 25 Summer Olympics and 20 Winter Olympics