There were 28 sports with 41 disciplines and a total of 306 events in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As a result, you'd anticipate 306 medal sets (gold/silver/bronze) to be given, for a total of 918 medals. In fact, the tally was 917 - one silver set was lost after being stolen from a hotel room!
In addition to the gold, silver, and bronze medals, there are also prize money awards totalling $1 billion. The most lucrative is the gold medal for athletes who win both the men's and women's 100m sprints - the winner takes home $500,000.
The number of Olympic champions is calculated by adding up all the gold medals awarded to each sport/discipline. At the end of the games, some sports have not yet announced their winners so they're left out of the calculation. When these missing results are added back in at the end of the year, they are usually more than offset by new records being set so there's no change to the overall number of champions.
Some sports only allow certain types of records to be set, such as best times or distances. These sports will have a list of approved record holders who will be recognized during an annual ceremony held at the start of the season. The actual number of champions can then be found by adding up all the gold medals awarded to each of these teams.
Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympics in 2016. This year, 306 medal sets from 28 different sports genres will be awarded. Medal Count for the 2016 Rio Olympics
As a result, 307 gold medals, 306 silver medals, and 358 bronze medals were given in 2016, for a total of 971 medals. These medals were awarded to the athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The number of gold medals has remained relatively constant since 1988, while the number of silver and bronze medals have increased. In 1996, the number of bronze medals exceeded that of silver for the first time ever.
At the end of 2015, the number of remaining gold medals was estimated to be between 70 and 80. The number of silver medals was estimated to be around 330-340. The number of bronze medals was over 1,000.
Of these three types of medals, the gold medal is by far the most valuable. They are made of 24 karat (karat) gold and cost on average $15,500 each. Silver medals are also 24 karats but they are worth only about $9,000. Bronze medals are the most common type of medal awarded at an Olympics - they are usually 18 karats and can be found scattered on eBay for around $4,000 each. There are also special awards called "Olympic medals", which are similar to bronze medals but are white metal instead of bronze/copper.
Both countries were far ahead of a group of fourth-place contenders that included Russia, Germany, France, and 2020 hosts Japan. Athletes from 87 countries won medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics, breaking the record for the most nations winning a medal in a single Olympics.
Rio Olympic Games 2016-Countries The 2016 Rio Olympics will include a total of 206 nations, including India. Brazil qualified for the Games automatically as the host country.
Over 11,000 competitors from 207 nations competed in the 2016 Games, including first-time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team. There were 28 Olympic sports represented in the games, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic calendar in 2009.
Thirty-seven Portuguese athletes have won a total of twenty-four medals (four golds, eight silvers, and twelve bronzes) in nine summer sports as of the 2016 Summer Olympics. This ranks them fifth worldwide and first among European countries.
Portugal's most successful athlete is swimmer Maria Luiza Marinho, who has won five gold medals and one silver at three consecutive Olympics from 1996 to 2009. She remains the sole female swimmer ever to win multiple gold medals.
The nation's best male athlete is sprinter Pedro Costa, who has won four gold medals at two consecutive Olympics from 2000 to 2008. He is also the only male athlete to have won multiple gold medals in both sprinting events (100m and 200m).
Portugal has won one bronze medal in athletics at the Olympics since its debut in 1896. In 1904, José Pereira defeated his opponent Henry Taylor for the only bronze medal awarded that year by winning the long jump event. He became the first athlete from his country to win an Olympic bronze medal.
Since then, Portugal has never won another bronze medal at the Olympics or World Championships. However, it has won two silver medals and one gold medal in wrestling at these events.