The country winning the most medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics was the United States of America. The United States won 121 medals total, China came in second place with 70 medals, and Great Britain third with 67 medals.
China finished in second place with a total of 63 medals. The USA had 103 medals. Source: http://www.abc.net.au/olympics/2004/results/medaltally.htm
I was not able to find total medals over all Olympics but was able to find counts over the last five Olympics: In the 2004 Olympics, the United States won the most medals with 28 and Australia won the second most with 15. In the 2000 Olympics, the United States won the most medals with 33 and Australia won the second most with 18. In the 1996 Olympics, the United States won the most medals with 26 and Australia and Germany tied for second most with 12. In the 1992 Olympics, the United States won the most medals with 27 and Germany won the second most with 11. In the 1988 Olympics, the East Germany won the most medals with 28 and the United States won the second most with 18.
Germany won the most gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin with 11 and Austria and the United States were second with 9.
The USA won 104 Medals including 46 Gold Medals and China was second with 88 and 38 Gold Medals
The United States was the victor in the 2004 Athens Olympics with 35 gold medals and 101 total medals. In terms of gold medals, China came in second with 32 (also came in third for total at 63). In terms of total medals, Russia came in second with 92 (also came in third for gold at 28).
As of the 2008 Games, since the modern Olympics began in 1896, the United States has won the most gold medals (896) and total medals (2191) in the Summer Olympics. The Soviet Union/Russia is second in both gold (395) and total (1010) medals. Since the Winter Olympics began, Norway has won the most gold (98) and total (280) medals in the Winter Games. The United States and Soviet Union/Russia are tied for second most gold medals (78) and the US is second in total medals (216) and the Soviet Union/Russia is third (194).
the united states won the most olympic medals ranked at 2112 medals and the USSR won the second most at 1234...
Norway has the most all-time medals with 280. They also have the most golds with 98. The Soviet Union is in second with 217. Followed by the U.S. with 216
With 88 Total Medals China was second behind the USA 104 Medals. With 38 Gold Medals China was second behind the USA with 46 Gold Medals
The Olympics started giving out gold medals in 1904 to first-place winners. When the Olympics began in 1896, the awards given to first-place winners were silver medals and those in second place received bronze medals. In the next Olympics of 1900, winners got trophies instead of medals.
China was first in gold medals with 51 and second in total medals with 100.
USA won 104 which was the highest total medal count. The USA's 46 Gold was also the Highest for that medal as was there 29 Silver medals. The 29 Bronze medals won by the USA was second to Russia's 32 Bronze Medals
Michael Phelps leads the USA 2012 Olympics in total medal count with 4 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Metals and was also the leading Swimming Medal winner for the 2012 Olympics and the leading Medal winner in the 2012 Olympics. 2012 is actually his worst Olympic record after his winning 8 Gold Medals in 2008 and 6 Gold and 2 Bronze in 2004. He is the all time top medalist with 22 medals including 18 Gold Medals. Larisa Latynina from the Soviet Union during the 1956-1964 Olympics won 18 total medals in Gymnastics including 9 Gold Medals and is second leading medal all time winner
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, that would be Hungary with 465 Olympic medals (459 Summer and 6 Winter). Finland is second with 450 Olympic medals (299 Summer and 151 Winter).
Norway with 13.Germany was second with 12 and the United States was third with 10.
The USA won the 2012 Olympic by winning 104 total Medals and 46 Gold Medals China was second with 88 Total Medals and 38 Gold Medals. Great Britain was fourth in Total Medals behind Russia and in the Gold Medal competation A note to the person whose answer is below. The winner of anything is who came in first and athletes did not attend as individuals but as a member of a NOC. The events were won by the athletes for the country they represented sometimes as part of a team. Mexico won Men's football and the Athletes were members of Mexico's Team even though they each received an Olympic Medal During the Olympics the athletes (Olympians) have the possibility to win medals for the sport(s) they practice. In essence nobody can "win" the Olympics, however they can win medals. In the related link you can find a list of medals and other statistics about all medals won during London 2012.
United states has won most gold medals in Olympics (winter and summer games combined). The grand total of USA is 1073 which is way ahead of second placed Russia/Soviet Union's 655.
Great Britain have won a total of 215 gold medals in the Olympics; 207 in the Summer Olympics and 8 in the Winter Olympics. GB were one of 14 teams to compete in the first Olympic Games in 1896 and have competed in every games since. The best games in terms of gold medals for GB was the 1948 games in London where they won 56 gold medals topping the medal table and winning around three times as many medals as the second placed country, USA. The second highest gold medal haul from team GB was 19 from the 2008 games in Beijing, The gold medals have come from a wide cross section of sports, with 24 sports achieving a gold medal. The most successful sport, historically, has been athletics with 49 gold medals however in recent times rowing, sailing and cycling have been catching up
In the modern Olympics top winner received olive branches and silver medals. Second place winners received bronze medals and third place winners received no prize.
As of 2000, Italy led the count with 40 gold medals, ahead of France, which had 36 golds. France led the overall count with 105 medals while Italy had 100. They were both far ahead of anyone else. I'm not sure what has happened since then, but I know that each has gained medals in the last two summer Olympics. Through the 2008 Olympics, Italy has won the most gold medals at 45, France is second at 44, and Hungary is third at 34.
Olympic medals are medals you win in the Olympics. There is the Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Bronze Medal. The Gold Medal means you are the best in the Olympics-sometimes even the best in the world, silver means you are the second best and bronze means you are the third best.