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

IOC code:


Olympic debut:


Athens 1896

Winter:  Chamonix 1924

Olympic participation:


1896 and onwards

Winter:  1924 and onwards
British Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 284 317 314 915
Winter Olympics 11 5 17 33
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Athletics 5583 72 210
2.   Cycling 3834 27 99
3.   Rowing 3125 14 70
4.   Sailing 2920 12 61
5.   Swimming 2032 31 83
Complete list of Great Britain's medals in Olympic sports
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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