Japan at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about Japan
NOC: Japan

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Olympic debut:


Stockholm 1912

Winter:  St. Moritz 1928

Olympic participation:


1912-1936, 1952-1976, 1984 and onwards

Winter:  1928-1936, 1952 and onwards
Japanese Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 169 150 179 498
Winter Olympics 17 29 30 76
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Judo 4821 27 96
2.   Wrestling 3722 17 76
3.   Gymnastics 3334 36 103
4.   Swimming 2427 33 84
5.   Athletics 710 10 27
Complete list of Japan's medals in Olympic sports
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 Japan at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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