Who is the first Olympic winner?
On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.
Does America win most gold medals?
Tokyo marks the seventh consecutive Olympics that the United States has taken home the most overall medals. China leaves Tokyo with the second most gold medals (38) and the second most overall medals (88). Host nation Japan won the third most gold medals (27).
USA edges China, takes home most gold medals from Tokyo Olympics.
Which country won the 2020 Olympics?
Bermuda, the Philippines and Qatar won their first-ever Olympic gold medals, while Burkina Faso San Marino, and Turkmenistan won their first-ever medals.
2020 Summer Olympics medal table.
|2020 Summer Olympics medals|
|Most gold medals||United States (39)|
|Most total medals||United States (113)|
Do countries pay Olympic athletes?
Yes, Olympians from some countries get paid more than US athletes for winning medals. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee pays athletes who earn medals, but those payouts are far less than what athletes in some other countries receive.