Michael Phelps. He has 22 medals to his name; 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze.
David Phelps became the most decorated athlete in the 2012 Olympic games with 22 medals in his Olympic career
The most successful and decorated Olympic athlete as of 2014 is Michael Phelps. He has 22 Olympic medals with 18 being gold medals.
Bjorn Daehlie of Norway. 8 golds, 4 silvers
Micheal Phelps the swimmer from the U.S.A. has won the most medals
Speed skater Cindy Klassen and speed skater/cyclist Clara Hughes, the most decorated Canadian Olympic athletes with 6 medals each, were both born in Winnipeg.
Michael Phelps is the most decorated olympian of all time.