Tokyo 2021: Winningest countries in Summer Olympic history

The Summer Olympic Games have taken place every four years since 1896 (except for 1916, 1940 and 1944), with the tradition of giving out gold, silver and bronze medals starting in 1904. Athletes from all over the world compete to represent their respective countries. While the Games are constantly evolving throughout the years, many of the same countries have remained dominant since the game's inception. 

Explore which countries have the most all-time Summer Olympic medals by rotating around the 3D globe in the experience on the top of this article. You can also view it on your mobile device in augmented reality. 

The 3D experience can be viewed on both desktop and mobile.

For desktop:

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Use your mouse to zoom and rotate the object

For mobile (optimal experience):

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Tap on the camera icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser

  • Press “allow” (this prompt should come up multiple times)

  • Place the object in your space, use your fingers to resize and rotate in augmented reality

  • To take a photo of what you’re seeing, tap on the screen and a camera icon will appear