1984 Summer Olympics medal table

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIIII Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California from July 28 to August 12. A total of 6,829 athletes from 140 nations participated in 221 events in 21 sports.[1][2]

The medal ceremony for the women's 50 meter rifle three positions.

The 1984 Games were boycotted by 14 Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany, who between them won the majority of medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

At least 47 nations received at least one medal, and 25 of them won at least one gold medal. Athletes from the United States won the most medals overall with 174.[3] The host nation also earned the highest number of gold medals won at a single games at 83.[4] It marked the first time that the United States led the overall and gold medal count since the 1968 Summer Olympics.[5]

Medal table

American twin brothers Lou and Ed Banach won gold medals in the wrestling events.
Curt Harnett, silver medallist for Canada in the 1000 meter time trial.
Alonzo Babers of the United States won gold medals in the 400 meters and the 4 × 400 meter relay.

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 National Olympic Committee have won (a nation is represented at a Games by the associated National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NOCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code.

The number of bronze medals awarded was greater than either the gold or silver. This was due to a number of dead heats for third position, including the women's 100 meter hurdles and men's pole vault. Also, a second bronze medal was awarded for each of the boxing and judo events as there were no third/fourth position tiebreakers held.[6]

In the gymnastic events there were also several dead heats for gold medals, in the women's uneven bars and balance beam, as well as the men's rings. There was a four-way tie for second place in the men's vault resulting in four silver medals being handed out for a single event.[6]

  *   Host nation (United States)

1 United States (USA)*836130174
2 Romania (ROU)20161753
3 West Germany (FRG)17192359
4 China (CHN)158932
5 Italy (ITA)1461232
6 Canada (CAN)10181644
7 Japan (JPN)1081432
8 New Zealand (NZL)81211
9 Yugoslavia (YUG)74718
10 South Korea (KOR)66719
11 Great Britain (GBR)5112137
12 France (FRA)571628
13 Netherlands (NED)52613
14 Australia (AUS)481224
15 Finland (FIN)42612
16 Sweden (SWE)211619
17 Mexico (MEX)2316
18 Morocco (MAR)2002
19 Brazil (BRA)1528
20 Spain (ESP)1225
21 Belgium (BEL)1124
22 Austria (AUT)1113
23 Kenya (KEN)1023
 Portugal (POR)1023
25 Pakistan (PAK)1001
26 Switzerland (SUI)0448
27 Denmark (DEN)0336
28 Jamaica (JAM)0123
 Norway (NOR)0123
30 Greece (GRE)0112
 Nigeria (NGR)0112
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0112
33 Colombia (COL)0101
 Egypt (EGY)0101
 Ireland (IRL)0101
 Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
 Peru (PER)0101
 Syria (SYR)0101
 Thailand (THA)0101
40 Turkey (TUR)0033
 Venezuela (VEN)0033
42 Algeria (ALG)0022
43 Cameroon (CMR)0011
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0011
 Dominican Republic (DOM)0011
 Iceland (ISL)0011
 Zambia (ZAM)0011
Totals (47 nations)226219243688

Change By Doping

Olympics Athlete Country Medal Event Ref
1984 Summer Olympics Martti Vainio  Finland Athletics, Men's 10,000 m [7]
Tomas Johansson  Sweden Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman +100 kg [8]


  1. "Los Angeles 1984". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  2. "Los Angeles 1984: An indelible legacy". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  3. Penner, Mike (December 29, 1999). "Games R Us". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  4. Yake, D. Byron (August 13, 1984). "U.S. Breaks Record with 83 Gold Medals". The Star Press. p. 11.
  5. "Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games/". United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  6. "Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles, 1984: Volume 2 Competition Summary and Results". LA84Foundation.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 25, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  7. "SPORTS PEOPLE; Finn Admits Drug Use". The New York Times. July 10, 1985.
  8. "Swede Loses Silver For Using Steroids". The New York Times. Associated Press. August 6, 1984.

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