The Olympics are considered to be the most prestigious and respected Sport events across the world and winning an Olympic medal is important not only for the sportsperson but is a matter of pride for the entire country which the sportsperson represents.
An Olympic medal is awarded to the most deserving and successful competitor or participant of a sports event held at the Olympics. At each Olympics, a record of the Countries with the most Olympic Medals in that particular year is maintained and based on this record, the top 10 countries with the most Olympic medals have been figured out.
United States holds the record for the maximum number of Olympic Medals as it has a combined total of 2653 medals. This total consists of medals won at Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics and is also a total of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
Soviet Union has won 1204 medals in total and is a proud part of the countries with the most number of Olympic medals. Great Britain has also won a lot of these medals and is followed by France and Germany in terms of the number of Olympic medals won.
Italy has also produced a lot of Olympic medal winners and is part of the top 10 countries with maximum Olympic medals. Some other countries on this list are Sweden, East Germany, China and Russia.