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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 142 135 163 440
Winter Olympics 14 22 22 58
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Judo 3919 26 84
2.   Wrestling 3220 17 69
3.   Gymnastics 3133 34 98
4.   Swimming 2226 33 81
5.   Athletics 79 9 25
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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