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Great Britain at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about Great Britain
NOC: Great Britain

IOC code:

GBR

Olympic debut:

Summer: 

Athens 1896

Winter:  Chamonix 1924

Olympic participation:

Summer: 

1896 and onwards

Winter:  1924 and onwards
British Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 262 296 289 847
Winter Olympics 10 4 17 31
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Athletics 5580 69 204
2.   Cycling 3230 24 86
3.   Rowing 3124 13 68
4.   Sailing 2619 11 56
5.   Boxing 1813 24 55
Complete list of Great Britain's medals in Olympic sports
Notes:
Great Britain has also won medals in cooperation with other NOCS. For a list of these medals see List of medals won by cooperating nocs.

The medal count for Summer and Winter Olympics is representing medals won in competitions which in the course of time have finally become part of either the summer olympics or the winter olympics. The division between summer and winter olympic games did not exist until 1924 and in the period before this winter and summer sports were on a few occasions present at the olympics side by side.

These facts about Great Britain at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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