France at the Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
France at the
Olympics
Flag of France.svg
IOC code FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (in French)
Medals
Gold
248
Silver
276
Bronze
316
Total
840
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

France has competed in every modern Olympic Games, although its participation at the 1904 Games is questionable, with Albert Corey's appearance being credited by different sources to either the United States or France. However the IOC as the final arbiter has determined that his affiliation was to the United States of America.[citation needed]

French athletes have won 716 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, with fencing and cycling as the top medal-producing sports. France has won an additional 124 medals at the Winter Olympic Games, mostly in alpine skiing.

Hosted Games

France has hosted the Games on five occasions and is planning to host the sixth.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1900 Summer Olympics Paris 14 May – 28 October 24 997 95
1924 Winter Olympics Chamonix 25 January – 4 February 16 258 16
1924 Summer Olympics Paris 4 May – 27 July 44 3,089 126
1968 Winter Olympics Grenoble 6 – 18 February 37 1,158 35
1992 Winter Olympics Albertville 8 – 23 February 64 1,801 57
2024 Summer Olympics Paris 26 July-11 August TBA TBA TBA

Medal tables

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Number of medals won by France at the Olympic summer games from 1896 to 2012.
Number of medals won by France at the Olympic winter games from 1924 to 2014.

Medals by summer sport

   Leading in that sport
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 42 41 35 118
Cycling 41 27 23 91
Athletics 14 25 30 69
Equestrian 14 13 10 37
Judo 14 10 25 49
Sailing 13 11 17 41
Shooting 9 14 10 33
Weightlifting 9 3 3 15
Swimming 8 15 20 43
Canoeing 8 9 19 36
Rowing 7 14 13 34
Archery 6 11 7 24
Boxing 6 9 10 25
Tennis 5 6 8 19
Wrestling 4 4 10 18
Gymnastics 3 10 9 22
Croquet 3 2 2 7
Handball 2 2 1 5
Rugby 1 2 0 3
Football 1 1 0 2
Water polo 1 0 3 4
Water motorsports 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 0 3 4 7
Basketball 0 3 0 3
Modern pentathlon 0 1 2 3
Table tennis 0 1 1 2
Basque pelota 0 1 0 1
Cricket 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 1 0 1
Tug of war 0 1 0 1
Synchronized swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 212 241 263 716

Medals by winter sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 15 16 17 48
Biathlon 9 5 12 26
Snowboarding 4 4 4 12
Freestyle skiing 3 5 6 14
Figure skating 3 3 7 13
Nordic combined 2 1 1 4
Cross country skiing 0 1 3 4
Curling 0 0 1 1
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Ski jumping 0 0 1 1
Total 36 35 53 124

See also

External links

  • "France". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Results and Medalists — France". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "France". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=France_at_the_Olympics&oldid=845500120"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_at_the_Olympics
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "France at the Olympics"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA