Every host as won a medal. However, Canada failed to win a gold medal in Montreal in 1976 and Calgary in 1988.
The only host country to not win a gold medal at the winter Olympics is Canada in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. (:You love this website? Me too! 8)
The only host country never to win a Gold Medal at the Summer Olympics is Canada (Montreal 1976).
The country with the gold medal win in the Men's Eight event at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Great Britain.
The country with the gold medal win in the Women's Eight event at the Rio 2016 Olympics was the United States.
Canada (Montreal 1976 and Calgary 1988, no Canadian won a gold medal).
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The country with the bronze medal win in the Men's BMX Racing event at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Colombia.
There are 97 events in which a country can win a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is possible, though highly unlikely, for one country to win them all.
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.