Who is the only javelin thrower in Olympic history to win three gold medals& four total medals?

Answer Jan Zelezny is the only javelin thrower to win three gold medals and four total medals. The Czech Republic athlete took silver at the Seoul games in 1988, and gold in Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in ... Read More »

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How Many Medals Has Michael Phelps Won?

Michael Phelps, the American swimmer from Baltimore, has won 16 Olympic medals including: six gold medals and two bronze medals in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and eight gold medals at the 2008 Olym... Read More »

How many gold medals& overall medals did China& the U.S. win in the 2008 Olympics?

The United States won 110 total medals in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing while China captured 100 medals. American athletes claimed 36 gold medals, 38 silver medals and 36 bronze medals. China won 51... Read More »

In what year did they stop making the Olympic gold medals out of pure gold?

According to, the final medals made entirely of gold were presented in 1912. Gold medals of today are 92.5 percent silver with an accompaniment of gold plating. Medals from the 2010 W... Read More »

Are the Olympic gold medals solid gold or plated?

Today's Olympic gold medals are not solid gold, they are now gold plated. The last true solid gold medal was made in 1912 for the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Gold medals are made with 550g ... Read More »