The first gold medals at the Olympics were not awarded until 1904. The first person that was awarded a gold medal was Charles Jewtraw.
Modern Olympics: first medal awarded was in the Men's Triple Jump in 1896.
Gold medals were not awarded in the first Olympics of the modern era. The first gold medal was given at the 1904 Olympics; the country to win the first one was the United States.
I believe the London games was the first medal. Gold for the marathon.
Bronze medal is awarded for third place.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Day 4 of the 2012 Olympics was when NZ got their first medal. it was a bronze won by the NZ equestrian team.
302 event winners were awarded a Gold Medal.
302 Gold medals were awarded for the 302 events. There were 304 Silver Medals awarded because of 2 ties for second place. 356 Bronze medal were awarded to make the total medal count 962