No country has dominated the Olympics like the United States.
Coming to the 2021 Tokyo Games, the US had 2,828 medals in total between the winter and summer games, including 1,127 gold medals. The next closest is the Soviet Union, which had 1,204 total medals and 473 gold; Russia has 547 in total and 196 gold.
The Summer Games, in particular, is where the United States has been successful. Team USA has 1,022 gold medals in Summer Games history and 2,523 total medals.
It helps to have had dominant athletes like Simone Biles and Michael Phelps in recent years; both are considered the best of all time in their respective sports. Phelps is retired, but Biles is back, as is star swimmer Katie Ledecky, a dominant women’s soccer team and two star-laden basketball teams that should help boost the count.
Sporting News is tracking every medal won by the United States at the 2021 Tokyo Games.
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2021 U.S. Olympic Medal Count
- Gold: 1
- Silver: 2
- Bronze: 3
- Total: Sixth
US Olympic Medal Results By Event
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