Athletes all over the world come together to compete at the Olympics, but not all of them get the gold, we have picked the top countries with the most Olympic gold medals in this post.
It is not surprising that the United States of America ranks first on the list of countries with the most Olympic gold medals, having won more tournaments than every other country in the history of the Olympics.
The list of countries with the most Olympic gold medals includes the following in their descending order;
- The United States
- The Soviet Union
- Great Britain
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The United States has won the most Olympic gold medal more than twice the closest in rank. This is one feat the nation has strived to keep – the Olympic record.
In Tokyo 2020 Olympics, The United State team claimed a total of thirty-nine gold medals, forty-one silver medals and thirty-three bronze making it a total of one-hundred-and-thirteen medals, twenty-five medals clear above the closest ranked.
Tokyo 2020 Countries with the Most Olympic Gold Medals
The United State basketball team has won the gold medal more than any other basketball team in the history of the Olympic games. Since 1996 no other country have come closer to claiming the gold medal in the basketball championship.
The first men’s basketball tournament was first held in the 1904 Olympics as a demonstration.
In the 1972 Olympics, the was a controversy in the basketball final match, the game was ended and replayed twice by FIBA (International Basketball Federation) officials without the authority to do so. This made Team USA refuse to accept the silver medal after the Soviet Union was declared the winner.
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Kenya is the only African country that ranked in the top 20 countries with the most Olympic media. Team Kenya accumulated a total of 10 medals in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
In Africa, team Kenya is closely followed by team Uganda which won a total of 4 medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze. These teams are good in long-distance races.