The United States of America also lead all 206 nations in total medals with 2681.
Great Britain who did not boycott Olympics in 1980 in Moscow which Jimmy Carter did over Soviet invasion of Afghanistan December 1979 has 806 medals.
2681 medals U.S.
1204 Soviet Union
806 Great Britain
526 China who has competed in only 9 Summer and 10 Winter 19 to U.S. 48
Brazil 108 of which 23 are Gold – no gold football men or women EVER soccer
American women are continuing to kick-ass in the Olympics and at The University of Georgia the Legacy of our women is superb.
SEC Sports.com says UGA has 29 current or former Bulldogs competing or coaching in Rio Olympics with ties to The SEC. U.S. has won 976 gold medals – more than the next three countries combined Soviet Union 395 Great Britain 235 and France 203. U.S. has won the medal count 4 consecutive now Olympics and is predicted to again by more than 17 more medals than China. 24 years of DOMINANCE by U.S. and The SEC leads the way with Florida more SEC players and coaches than Georgia and Texas A&M more but 8 of their list never competed in The SEC.
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The U.S. also leads the medal count all-time in Paralympic Games with 2352 medals also held in Rio this year but The SEC does not consider this the same for some odd reason like everyone else does and The University of Georgia has 2 prominent Paralympic Games’ participants this year. And the U.S. also leads in Gold with 794.
Why are we the target ?
We dominate and have dominated Olympics and certainly The University of Georgia and The SEC have done extremely well and are predicted to again this year as well.