Ranking the 15 Most Decorated Olympic Athletes By Country


When it comes to Olympic competition, most people assume the United States dominates. The truth is that some of the most decorated Olympic athletes hail from an array of countries outside of the good ‘ole US of A.

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Some of them represent fairly small countries that usually take a back seat to Americans in the context of international competition. A significant portion of these Olympic superstars won their medals decades ago. You’ve probably heard of a couple yet some of these names might not ring a bell. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the world’s most decorated Olympians by country.