There were 3,000 medals awarded at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
302 gold medals There are scheduled to be 302 events competed at the 2008 Olympics. There will be at least that many gold medals awarded.
A total of 2,100 medals will be handed out at the London Games in 302 ceremonies. This is up from 958 in 302 events in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Total 302 gold medals are awarded.
Number of medals won at the Beijing Olympics: 41 medals
There were 302 events and 962 metals awarded for those events. 2 Extra silver medals were awarded after ties in the event and some events did not have playoffs for the bronze medal and 2 were awarded for 56 events. Since many events involve pairs and teams the actual number of medals is higher
There were 2 more silver medals awarded than gold medals because there were 2 ties for second place in swimming (men's 50 meter breaststroke and 100 meter butterfly). When this happens, both athletes are awarded the silver medal and no bronze medal is awarded.
Michael Phelps - Swimmer - 8 Gold medals Olympics 2008
London is not a specific NOC (National Olympics Committee) - the number of medals won in the Olympics is counted by individual country. Great Britain won a total of 19 gold medals at the Olympics.
A Russian gymnast with 18 medals
This number is 18 gold medals.