The record for gold medals by an individual male athlete is nine and is held by three athletes: 1) Paavo Nurmi - Finland 1920: 10000 meters, 8000 meter cross country individual, 8000 meter cross country team
1924: 1500 meters, 5000 meters, 5000 meter cross country individual, 5000 meter cross country team, 3000 meter team
1928: 10000 meters 2) Mark Spitz - United States 1968: 4x100 meter freestyle relay, 4x200 meter freestyle relay
1972: 100 meter butterfly, 100 meter freestyle, 200 meter butterfly. 200 meter freestyle, 4x100 meter freestyle relay, 4x100 meter medley relay, 4x200 meter freestyle relay 3) Carl Lewis - United States 1984: 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash. 4x100 meter relay, long jump
1988: 100 meter dash, long jump
1992: 4x100 meter relay, long jump
1996: long jump
The Summer Olympics has more events.
The summer Olympics are more popular because of the different types of sport. In the summer, there are more people watching because pf the hot and warm environment, although the winter Olympics are still very good.
In total there are 903 , 301 gold , 301 silver 301 bronze although in Athens 2004 there were more bronz then the others for some reason
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China won 32 gold medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Only the United States won more gold medals .... the U.S. won 36.
puerto rico won 8 and more medals in the 2008 olympics
The US has won far more than 1 Olympic Gold Medal We have won 896 gold medals in the Summer Olympics and 78 in the winter Olympics.
Gold medals awarded at the Olympics can only be won at the Olympics. But, there are different competitions throughout the years leading up to the Olympics where medals are awarded as well. That's how someone can have more career gold medals than Olympic gold medals.
yes, china won the highest no of gold medals (51) in 2008 Olympics
the united states have won more medals at the summer and winter Olympics than any other country to take place in the summer and winter Olympics.
US gets more medals in the winter than the summer. they got 25 in the summer and they 32 medals so far in the winter.
USA has won 19 medals so far in the Summer Olympics of 2012. They are definitely expected to win more. By the end of the Olympics, Michael Phelps is able to win 22 medals. We are going to win at least a couple more medals before it is all over. (:
In 1928 Japan won it's first gold medal. It does vary for Japan's most (gold) medals in that Olympic sport. It could be in the winter or summer olympics. Personally I think they would have more ping pong medals.
China received the most gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, but not the most total medals. When a country hosts the Olympics, they have a chance to receive more medals (especially gold) as they qualify for more competitions. This helped China beat the US in the largest number of gold medals, but the US still pulled out with the most total medals. I only say this because the US almost always receives the most gold medals of any country at the Olympics. It also depends on if you decide who "wins" the Olympics by the number of total medals or the number of gold only.
Michael Phelps who participates in the summer Olympics has won the most amount of medals (14). In the winter Olympics, Apollo Ohno the speed skater. See the related link below for a more in depth answer.