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France first participated at the Olympic Games in 1896. The nation also organized the very first Winter Olympic Games in 1924.

France has won over 800 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games, with most medals in Fencing, Cycling, and Athletics.

The French Olympic Committee was created and recognized in 1894, with as its first president Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Medal Table

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athens 1896 13 5 4 2 11 4
Paris 1900 491 26 41 34 101 1
St. Louis 1904 did not participate
London 1908 363 5 5 9 19 4
Stockholm 1912 119 7 4 3 14 5
Antwerp 1920 304 9 19 13 41 8
Paris 1924 401 13 15 10 38 3
Amsterdam 1928 255 6 10 5 21 7
Los Angeles 1932 103 10 5 4 19 3
Berlin 1936 201 7 6 6 19 5
London 1948 316 10 6 13 29 3
Helsinki 1952 245 6 6 6 18 7
Melbourne 1956 137 4 4 6 14 11
Rome 1960 238 0 2 3 5 25
Tokyo 1964 138 1 8 6 15 21
Mexico City 1968 200 7 3 5 15 6
Munich 1972 227 2 4 7 13 17
Montreal 1976 206 2 3 4 9 15
Moscow 1980 121 6 5 3 14 8
Los Angeles 1984 238 5 7 16 28 12
Seoul 1988 266 6 4 6 16 9
Barcelona 1992 339 8 5 16 29 9
Atlanta 1996 299 15 7 15 37 5
Sydney 2000 336 13 14 11 38 6
Athens 2004 308 11 9 13 33 7
Beijing 2008 323 7 16 20 43 10
London 2012 330 11 11 13 35 7
Rio de Janeiro 2016 395 10 18 14 42 7
Total 212 241 263 716

Medals by Winter Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Chamonix 1924 43 0 0 3 3 9
St. Moritz 1928 38 1 0 0 1 5
Lake Placid 1932 8 1 0 0 1 7
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 28 0 0 1 1 10
St. Moritz 1948 36 2 1 2 5 5
Oslo 1952 26 0 0 1 1 12
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 32 0 0 0 0
Squaw Valley 1960 26 1 0 2 3 10
Innsbruck 1964 24 3 4 0 7 5
Grenoble 1968 75 4 3 2 9 3
Sapporo 1972 40 0 1 2 3 16
Innsbruck 1976 35 0 0 1 1 16
Lake Placid 1980 22 0 0 1 1 16
Sarajevo 1984 32 0 1 2 3 13
Calgary 1988 68 1 0 1 2 11
Albertville 1992 109 3 5 1 9 7
Lillehammer 1994 98 0 1 4 5 17
Nagano 1998 106 2 1 5 8 13
Salt Lake City 2002 114 4 5 2 11 6
Turin 2006 82 3 2 4 9 10
Vancouver 2010 108 2 3 6 11 12
Sochi 2014 116 4 4 7 15 10
Pyeongchang 2018 107 5 4 6 15 9
Total 36 35 53 124

Medals by Sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 42 41 35 118
Cycling 41 27 23 91
Alpine Skiing 15 16 17 48
Athletics 14 25 30 69
Equestrian 14 13 10 37
Judo 14 10 25 49
Sailing 13 11 17 41
Shooting 9 14 10 33
Biathlon 9 5 12 26
Weightlifting 9 3 3 15
Swimming 8 15 20 43
Canoeing 8 9 19 36
Rowing 7 14 13 34
Archery 6 11 7 24
Boxing 6 9 10 25
Tennis 5 6 8 19
Wrestling 4 4 10 18
Snowboarding 4 4 4 12
Gymnastics 3 10 9 22
Freestyle Skiing 3 5 6 14
Figure Skating 3 3 7 13
Croquet 3 2 2 7
Handball 2 2 1 5
Nordic Combined 2 1 1 4
Rugby 1 2 0 3
Football 1 1 0 2
Water Polo 1 0 3 4
Water Motorsports 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 0 3 4 7
Basketball 0 3 0 3
Cross-Country Skiing 0 1 3 4
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 2 3
Table Tennis 0 1 1 2
Basque Pelota 0 1 0 1
Cricket 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 1 0 1
Tug of War 0 1 0 1
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Curling 0 0 1 1
Ski Jumping 0 0 1 1
Synchronized Swimming 0 0 1 1
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