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France at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about France
NOC: France

IOC code:


Olympic debut:


Athens 1896

Winter:  Chamonix 1924

Olympic participation:


1896 and onwards

Winter:  1924 and onwards
French Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 212 242 263 717
Winter Olympics 36 35 51 122
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Fencing 4241 35 118
2.   Cycling 4127 23 91
3.   Alpine Skiing 1516 17 48
4.   Athletics 1426 30 70
5.   Equestrian 1413 10 37
Complete list of France's medals in Olympic sports
France 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 France at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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