2008_Summer_Olympics_medal_table

2008 Summer Olympics medal table

The 2008 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. Approximately 11,028 athletes from 204 NOCs participated in 302 events in 34 sports.

Athletes from 87 countries won medals, leaving 117 countries without a medal, and 55 of them won at least one gold medal. Both of these categories set new records. Athletes from China won 51 gold medals, the most of any nation at these Olympics, and led the gold medal count for the first time in their Olympic history. Athletes from the United States won the most total medals, with 110. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Mauritius, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo won their first Olympic medals. Athletes from Bahrain, Mongolia (previously held the record for most medals without a gold) and Panama won their first gold medals. An athlete from Serbia won its first medal as an independent NOC, having previously won medals as part of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro.

Medal table

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a "nation" is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code.

In boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each weight class. Therefore, the total number of bronze medals is greater than the total number of gold or silver medals. Additionally there was a tie for the silver medal in the women's 100 metres in athletics and no bronze was awarded. Ties for third in swimming's men's 100 metre backstroke and men's 100 metre freestyle meant that two bronze medals were awarded for those events.

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1 51 21 28 100
2 36 38 36 110
3 23 21 28 72
4 19 13 15 47
5 16 10 15 41
6 14 15 17 46
7 13 10 8 31
8 9 6 10 25
9 8 10 10 28
10 7 16 17 40
11 7 5 15 27
12 7 5 4 16
13 6 3 2 11
14 5 10 3 18
15 5 5 4 14
16 4 5 10 19
17 4 1 3 8
18 4 1 2 7
19 3 9 6 18
20 3 6 1 10
21 3 5 2 10
21 3 5 2 10
23 3 4 8 15
24 3 3 0 6
25 3 2 1 6
26 3 1 5 9
27 3 0 3 6
28 2 11 11 24
29 2 4 7 13
30 2 2 3 7
31 2 2 0 4
31 2 2 0 4
33 2 1 3 6
34 2 0 4 6
34 2 0 4 6
36 2 0 1 3
37 1 4 3 8
38 1 3 0 4
39 1 2 4 7
40 1 2 3 6
41 1 2 2 5
42 1 1 3 5
42 1 1 3 5
44 1 1 2 4
45 1 1 1 3
46 1 1 0 2
46 1 1 0 2
46 1 1 0 2
46 1 1 0 2
50 1 0 2 3
51 1 0 1 2
52 1 0 0 1
52 1 0 0 1
52 1 0 0 1
52 1 0 0 1
56 0 4 1 5
57 0 2 3 5
57 0 2 3 5
59 0 2 2 4
60 0 2 0 2
61 0 1 3 4
62 0 1 2 3
62 0 1 2 3
62 0 1 2 3
65 0 1 1 2
65 0 1 1 2
65 0 1 1 2
65 0 1 1 2
65 0 1 1 2
65 0 1 1 2
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
71 0 1 0 1
79 0 0 6 6
80 0 0 4 4
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
81 0 0 1 1
Total 302 303 353 958

Changes in medal standings

On August 15, 2008, the International Olympic Committee announced North Korean shooter Kim Jong Su had tested positive for the banned substance of propranolol and thus stripped of his two medals from the 2008 Summer Olympics. He had won a bronze medal in the 10 metre air pistol and silver in the 50 metre pistol. After Kim Jong Su was disqualified, the bronze medal in the 10 metre air pistol went to Jason Turner of the United States; in the 50 metre pistol, the silver medal went to Tan Zongliang of China, and the bronze medal to Vladimir Isakov of Russia.

Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian was originally awarded a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman 84 kg event. However, at the medal ceremony he walked off the podium and dropped his medal on the mat in protest of the judging in his event. On August 16, 2008, the International Olympic Committee decided to strip him of his medal because they felt it amounted to a political demonstration and was disrespectful to other athletes.

Ukrainian athlete Lyudmila Blonska, who finished second in the women's heptathlon, tested positive for the steroid methyltestosterone. On August 22, 2008, the International Olympic Committee officially stripped Blonska of her medal, and as a result, the silver medal went to Hyleas Fountain of the United States, and the bronze medal to Tatyana Chernova of Russia.

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