Medal count history: USA has dominated the Summer Olympics

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Can there be more moments like this in Tokyo?

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Will American Olympians be great again in 2021? USA athletes have won a total of 2,523 medals (1,022 of them gold) at the Summer Olympic Games, the most of any country in the world. So, yeah, definitely this year too. Gonna be some gold coming home from Tokyo, yo. Here's a look at USA's medal count since 1896 and while the Greeks in that year, with 169 participants compared to the USA's 14, had 46 total medals to the US's 20, American's received more gold with a final tally of 11 over 10.

1896 Summer Olympics (Athens, Greece)

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Medals: Gold (11), Silver (7), Bronze (2).

1900 Summer Olympics (Paris, France)

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Medals: Gold (19), Silver (14), Bronze (14).

1904 Summer Olympics (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Medals: Gold (78), Silver (82), Bronze (79).

1912 Summer Olympics (Stockholm, Sweden)

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Medals: Gold (25), Silver (19), Bronze (19).

1920 Summer Olympics (Antwerp, Belgium)

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Medals: Gold (41), Silver (27) Bronze (27).

1924 Summer Olympics (Paris, France)

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Medals: Gold (45), Silver (27) Bronze (27).

1928 Summer Olympics (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Medals: Gold (22), Silver (18) Bronze (16).

1932 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles, California)

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Medals: Gold (41), Silver (32), Bronze (30).

1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin, Germany)

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Medals: Gold (24), Silver (20), Bronze (12).

1948 Summer Olympics (London, England)

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Medals: Gold (38), Silver (27), Bronze (19).

1952 Summer Olympics (Helsinki, Finland)

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Medals: Gold (40), Silver (19), Bronze (17).

1956 Summer Olympics (Melbourne, Australia)

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Medals: Gold (32), Silver (25), Bronze (17).

1960 Summer Olympics (Rome, Italy)

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Medals: Gold (34), Silver (21), Bronze (16).

1964 Summer Olympics (Tokyo, Japan)

Medals: Gold (36), Silver (26), Bronze (28).

1968 Summer Olympics (Mexico City)

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Medals: Gold (45), Silver (28), Bronze (34).

1972 Summer Olympics (Munich, West Germany)

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Medals: Gold (33), Silver (31), Bronze (30).

1976 Summer Olympics (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

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Medals: Gold (34), Silver (35), Bronze (25).

1984 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles, California)

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Medals: Gold (81), Silver (63), Bronze (30).

1988 Summer Olympics (Seoul, South Korea)

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Medals: Gold (37), Silver (34), Bronze (37).

1992 Summer Olympics (Barcelona, Spain)

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Medals: Gold (37), Silver (34), Bronze (37).

1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Medals: Gold (37), Silver (24), Bronze (32).

2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney, Australia)

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Medals: Gold (37), Silver (24), Bronze (32).

2004 Summer Olympics (Athens, Greece)

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Medals: Gold (36), Silver (39), Bronze (26).

2008 Summer Olympics (Beijing, China)

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Medals: Gold (36), Silver (39), Bronze (37).

2012 Summer Olympics (London, England)

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Medals: Gold (46), Silver (28), Bronze (30).

2016 Summer Olympics (Rio de Janeiro, Brazi)

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Medals: Gold (46), Silver (37), Bronze (38). More Olympics coverage: 20 U.S. Olympians to watch in Tokyo. 5 sports debuting in the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

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