Following a year-long delay due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games officially kicked off on Friday 23 July and will run until Sunday 8 August, with athletes from over 200 countries competing to bring home gold, silver and bronze medals.
How does the Olympic table stand?
As of Friday 6 August at 12pm, the top 10 for the medal table stands as such:
|United States: 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze medals|
|China: 38 gold, 32 silver, 18 bronze medals|
|ROC: 20 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze medals|
|Great Britain: 22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals|
|Japan: 27 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals|
|Australia: 17 gold, seven silver and 22 bronze medals|
|Italy: 10 gold, 10 silver, 20 bronze medals|
|Germany: 10 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze medals|
|Netherlands: 10 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze medals|
|France: 10 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze medals|
Which Team GB athletes have medals?
These are the Team GB athletes that have claimed a medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Thomas Pidcock, MTB, men’s mountain bike
- Tom Daley and Matty Lee, diving, men’s synchronised 10m platform
- Adam Peaty, swimming, men’s 100m breaststroke
- Tom Dean, swimming, men’s 200m freestyle
- Great Britain, swimming, men's 4x200m freestyle relay
- Beth Shriever, women's BMX racing
- Great Britain, swimming, mixed 4x100 metres medley relay
- Great Britain, mixed triathlon relay
- Charlotte Worthington, women's BMX freestyle
- Max Whitlock, artistic gymnastics, men's pommel horse
- Great Britain, equestrian, eventing team
- Giles Scott, sailing, men’s One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight)
- Great Britain, sailing, men’s Skiff – 49er
- Great Britain, sailing, women's two person dinghy - 470
- Ben Maher, equestrian, jumping individual
- Matthew Walls, cycling track, men's omnium
- Duncan Scott, swimming, men’s 200m freestyle and men's 200m individual medley
- Bradly Sinden, taekwondo, men's -68kg
- Lauren Williams, taekwondo, women's -67kg
- Alex Yee, triathlon, men's individual
- Georgia Taylor-Brown, triathlon, women's individual
- Great Britain, rowing, men's quadruple sculls
- Mallory Franklin, canoe slalom, women's canoe
- Kye Whyte, men's BMX racing
- Great Britain, swimming, men’s 4x100 medley
- Tom McEwen, equestrian, eventing individual
- Emily Jade Campbell, weightlifting, women's +87kg
- Keely Hodgkinson, athletics, women's 800m
- Pat McCormack, boxing, men's welter
- Great Britain, cycling track, men's team sprint
- Great Britain, cycling track, women's team pursuit
- Great Britain, sailing, mixed multihull - Nacra 17 Foiling
- Benjamin Whittaker, boxing, men's light heavy
- Chelsie Giles, judo, women's -52kg
- Great Britain, artistic gymnastics, women's team
- Great Britain, equestrian, dressage team
- Bianca Walkden, taekwondo, women's +67kg
- Charlotte Dujardin, equestrian, dressage team
- Matthew John Coward Holley, shooting, trap men
- Emma Wilson, RS:X windsurfing
- Bryony Page, trampolining
- Luke Greenbank, swimming, men's 200m backstroke
- Great Britain, rowing, men's eight
- Declan Brooks, men's BMX freestyle
- Karriss Artingstall, boxing, women’s feather
- Jack Laugher, diving, men's 3m springboard
- Sky Brown, skateboarding, women's park
- Frazer Clarke, boxing, men's super heavyweight
- Liam Heath, canoeing, men's kayak single 200m
- Holly Bradshaw, athletics, women's pole vault
Which countries are most successful at the Olympics?
These are the countries that entered into the 2021 Olympics with the most appearances, the most medals and the most gold medals to their name from the Summer Olympic Games.
No less than five countries have appeared in 28 Summer Olympic Games since 1896, with Great Britain, France, Australia, Switzerland and Greece making the most appearances.
The US, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria have all taken part at 27 Summer Games to make up the top 10 of most consistent appearances at the Olympics.
The United States have won a whopping total of 2,522 medals at the Summer Olympics, at an average of more than 93 medals per Games.
The nearest active challenger to the US is Great Britain with 851 medals won at an average of just over 30 per appearance at the Summer Games.
When it comes to which country has won the most gold medals at the Summer Olympics, the order changes slightly when you take into account the most gold medals won at the Summer Olympics by each nation, with the US leading the way with 1,022 medals.
Soviet Union claimed a total of 395 golds ahead of Great Britain with 263, China (224), France (212), Italy (206), Germany (191), Hungary (175, East Germany (153) and Russia (149).