::1896 Summer Olympics medal table


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A silver medal was awarded to the winner of each event during the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

The 1896 Summer Olympics medal count is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 1896 Summer Olympics—the first Olympic Games of the Modern era—held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. A total of 241 athletes from 14 nations participated in 43 events in nine sports at these games.<ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Ten of the fourteen participating nations earned medals, in addition to three medals won by mixed teams, i.e. teams made up of athletes from multiple nations. The United States won the most gold medals (11), while host nation, Greece, won the most medals overall (46) as well as the most silver (17) and bronze (19) medals, finishing with one less gold medal than the United States.<ref name="medal count">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the early Olympic Games, several team events were contested by athletes from multiple nations.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Retroactively, the IOC created the designation "Mixed team" (with the country code ZZX) to refer to these group of athletes. Some athletes won medals both individually and as part of a mixed team, so these medals are tabulated under different nations in the official counts. Dionysios Kasdaglis, an athlete of Greek origins living in Alexandria, Egypt, is listed by the IOC as Greek during his competition in the singles tennis competition but Kasdaglis and his doubles tennis teammate, Greek athlete Demetrios Petrokokkinos, are listed a mixed team.<ref name="medal count"/>

During these inaugural Olympics, winners were given a silver medal and an olive branch, while runners-up received a copper medal and a laurel branch.<ref name="official report">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The IOC has retroactively assigned gold, silver and bronze medals to the three best placed athletes in each event to comport with more recent traditions.<ref name="medal count"/> Three ties resulted in medals being shared between athletes, increasing the medal count of various nations. These include ties between Francis Lane of the United States and Alajos Szokolyi of Hungary, for the third place in the 100 metres; between Evangelos Damaskos and Ioannis Theodoropoulos of Greece in the pole vault; and between Konstantinos Paspatis of Greece and Momcsilló Tapavicza of Hungary, in singles tennis. In addition, bronze medals were not awarded in a number of events where there was no third place finisher.<ref name="official report"/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

1896 Summer Olympics medal table sections
Intro  Medal count  Notes  References  

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