What's the USA's record medal haul at an Olympic Games?
The United States has won more medals than any other nation at the modern Olympics.
The United States is the modern Olympics’ most successful country, having won a total of 2,828 medals across the Summer and Winter Games.
That medal haul breaks down to 2,523 at the Summer Olympics (1,022 of which were gold) and 305 at the Winter Olympics (105 of which were gold).
1904 Olympics brought USA's best medal haul, 1988 Games yielded most golds
When it comes to individual editions of the Olympics, the USA's largest ever medal tally at the Summer Games came in St Louis in 1904, when American competitors accrued 239, a total that remains unsurpassed by any other nation.
However, the country’s total of 78 gold medals at the 1904 Games is not its highest ever. At Los Angeles 1984, the USA won a record 83 golds, despite collecting 65 fewer medals overall than in St Louis.
USA's Olympics medal haul by Summer Games
|St Louis 1904||78||82||79||239|
|Los Angeles 1932||41||32||30||103|
|Mexico City 1968||45||28||34||107|
|Moscow 1980||Did not enter|
|Los Angeles 1984||83||61||30||174|
Vancouver 2010 the USA's most medal-heavy Winter Games
At the Winter Olympics, meanwhile, the USA's best medals total so far came at Vancouver 2010, when they picked up 37. Nine of those were gold medals, one short of America’s national-record haul of 10 golds, set in Salt Lake City in 2002.
USA's Olympics medal haul by Winter Games
|St Moritz 1928||2||2||2||6|
|Lake Placid 1932||6||4||2||12|
|St Moritz 1948||3||4||2||9|
|Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956||2||3||2||7|
|Squaw Valley 1960||3||4||3||10|
|Lake Placid 1980||6||4||2||12|
|Salt Lake City 2002||10||13||11||34|
American Phelps the Olympics' most decorated athlete
As well as being the Olympics’ most decorated nation, the USA also boasts the most successful Olympian of all time in swimmer Michael Phelps, who racked up 28 medals across five appearances at the Summer Games.
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