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    Post Olympics statistics

    There are 32 sports at the summer olympic games, with (if my calculations are correct) 283 gold medals attributed to the following categories (men's + women's combined) :

    Aquatics (total = 46 medals)
    - Swimming : 26 individual + 6 team relay medals
    - Synchronised swimming : 4 medals (women only)
    - Diving : 8 medals
    - Water polo : 2 medals

    Archery : 4

    Athletics (total = 46 medals)
    - track : 23 medals
    - jumping : 8 medals
    - throwing : 8 medals
    - road : 7 medals

    Badminton : 5 medals

    Baseball : 1 medal

    Basketball : 2 medals

    Boxing : 11 medals (men only)

    Canoeing : 16 medals

    Cycling : 6 medals

    Equestrian : 6 medals

    Fencing : 6 medals

    Football : 2 medals

    Gymnastics : (total = 18 medals)
    - Artistic : 14 medals
    - Rhythmic : 2 medals (women only)
    - Trampoline : 2 medals

    Handball : 2 medals

    Hockey : 2 medals

    Judo : 14 medals

    Modern Pentathlon : 2 medals

    Rowing : 14 medals

    Sailing : 11 medals

    Shooting : 16 medals

    Softball : 1 medal (women only)

    Table Tennis : 4 medals

    Taekwondo : 8 medals

    Tennis : 4 medals

    Triathlon : 2 medals

    Volleyball : 2 medals

    Weightlifting : 14 medals

    Wrestling : 18 medals


    Most difficult medals to get

    The most pretigious medals considering the number for each sport, number of participants and number of matches would be the team sports with only 2 medals (men's and women's), so :
    - baseball/softball, basketball, football, handball, hockey, volleyball.

    Then come the individual or double sports with tournament style matches :
    - tennis, table tennis, badminton

    The following sports have more than 10 medals each :
    - aquatics (46), athletics (46), gymnastics (18), wrestling (18), shooting (16), canoeing (16), rowing (14), judo (14), weightlifting (14) and sailing (11).

    What country excels in what sports ?

    Here are the results for the most popular sports at the Athens 2004 Olympics for the events which are complete.

    Swimming

    1) The US got 12 of the 32 (37,5%) swimming gold medals, and 28 out the 96 (29%) in total.
    2) Australia got 7 (21,9%) gold and 15 (15,6%) in total.
    3) Japan got 3 gold and 8 in total.

    Shooting

    China ends first for golds, with 4 medals out of 16, and 9 medals in total out of 42.
    Russia comes 2nd for golds, with 3 medals, but ranks first in total with 10 medals.

    Rowing

    Romania get 3 gold and nothing else, then Germany comes with 2 gold and 2 silver, and the UK with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

    Judo

    Japan dominated, taking no less than 8 gold out of 14 (57%) and 2 silver. No other country managed to get more than 1 gold medal. China got 5 medals i total and Cuba 6 but no gold.

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    Thanks for this. I haven't had cable lately, so I've been out of the loop, so to speak. Now I can keep up with what's going on in the Olympics--at least in your thread! I assume you'll keep updating it?

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    Now that the Olympics are over, lrts's count.

    The EU got the more medals (289), followed by the US (103), Russia (92), China (63). Australia (49) and Japan (37).

    For Golds, the EU is also first (87), followed by the US (35), China (32), Russia (27), Australia (17) and Japan (16).

    Japan did its best performance ever in Athens for the total of medals and equaled its record of gold medals of the Tokyo Olympics of 1964.

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    Who won the equestrian competitions? ... if you know ...

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    All the results are here : http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/results (click on the sport or country of your choice for the results)]

    For equestrian, gold medals went to Germany (2), the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland and France

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    All the results are here : http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/results (click on the sport or country of your choice for the results)]

    For equestrian, gold medals went to Germany (2), the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland and France
    Thank you, Maciamo!! I notice at that site that you can even click on the link to each individual and get even more statistics. That's a great site! Thanks again!!

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