Currently a six-time Olympic champion, the US women’s basketball team is the event’s biggest winner. The country won eight out of the 11 it has played in the history of the Games.
In men’s basketball, hegemony is also North American. Three-time defending champion America has 15 diamonds. The former Soviet Union is the second country to win more than once: two titles.
Baseball will be played again in Tokyo after missing the last two Olympics. In the last five editions in which modus operandi were present, Cuba was the champion in three.
In men’s football that has existed in Paris since 1900, the two countries share the status of greatest winners. Hungary and Great Britain won the gold medal three times. Brazil is the defending champion.
Women’s football debuted at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The United States of America reigns in this sport with four gold medals. Germany and Norway each have an achievement.
In men’s handball, four nations share the status of greatest Olympic champion. France (photo), Croatia and the extinct Soviet Union and Yugoslavia each have two titles.
Denmark is the biggest Olympic Games champion in women’s handball. The northern European country won the gold medal in modality in three consecutive editions (1996, 2000 and 2004).