According to answers.com, as of the 2008 Games in Beijing 12,796 medals have been awarded in the Summer Olympics and 2,311 medals have been awarded in the Winter Olympics.
This year? In total?
A total of 1,356.
In the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, 54. There were 33 total medals awarded in 11 events for men and 21 total medals awarded in 7 events for women.
Five Medals of Honor have been awarded, all posthumously, since September 11th, 2001.
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.
There have been 8 Medals of Honor awarded since Viet Nam.
14 medals are awarded in olympic gymnastics
Total of 304 silver metals were awarded.
432 Medals of Honor were awarded in WWII, although at least a dozen more since then have been added. By ethnic background