List of Olympic records - guide
 Olympic record
 World record
Countries with most medals in Olympics
 USA: 2681
 USSR: 1204
 Great Britain: 806
Countries with most medals in Summer Olympics
 USA: 2399
 USSR: 1010
 Great Britain: 780
Countries with most medals in Winter Olympics
 Norway: 329
 USA: 282
 Austria: 218

Countries that participated in every modern Summer Olympics
 Greece
 France
 Great Britain
 Switzerland
Most medals won (male)
 Michael Phelps (22 medals) in Swimming

Most medals won (female)
 Larisa Latynina (18 medals) in gymnastics
Most gold medals won (male)
 Michael Phelps (18 gold medals) in Swimming
Most gold medals won (female)
 Larisa Latynina (9 gold medals) in gymnastics

Most appearances
 Ian Miller (10 Olympics) in equestrian events

Youngest male gold medallist in an individual event
 Kusuo Kitamura (14 years and 309 days) 1500m freestyle swimming - 1932 Games
Youngest female gold medallist in an individual event
 Marjorie Gestring (13 years and 268 days) 3m springboard Diving - 1936 Games

Olympic Records
 100 Metres 9.63 +1.5 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM London (Olympic Stadium) 05 AUG 2012 200 Metres 19.30 -0.9 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM Beijing (National Stadium) 20 AUG 2008 400 Metres 43.49 Michael JOHNSON 13 SEP 1967 USA USA Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 29 JUL 1996 800 Metres 1:40.91 David Lekuta RUDISHA 17 DEC 1988 KEN KEN London (Olympic Stadium) 09 AUG 2012 1500 Metres 3:32.07 Noah NGENY 2 NOV 1978 KEN KEN Sydney (Olympic Stadium) 29 SEP 2000 5000 Metres 12:57.82 Kenenisa BEKELE 13 JUN 1982 ETH ETH Beijing (National Stadium) 23 AUG 2008 10,000 Metres 27:01.17 Kenenisa BEKELE 13 JUN 1982 ETH ETH Beijing (National Stadium) 17 AUG 2008 Marathon 2:06:32 Samuel Kamau WANJIRU 10 NOV 1986 KEN KEN Beijing (National Stadium) 24 AUG 2008 3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:05.51 Julius KARIUKI 12 JUN 1961 KEN KEN Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 30 SEP 1988 110 Metres Hurdles 12.91 +0.3 Xiang LIU 13 JUL 1983 CHN CHN Athína (Olympic Stadium) 27 AUG 2004 400 Metres Hurdles 46.78 Kevin YOUNG 16 SEP 1966 USA USA Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 06 AUG 1992 High Jump 2.39 Charles AUSTIN 19 DEC 1967 USA USA Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 28 JUL 1996 Pole Vault 5.97 Renaud LAVILLENIE 18 SEP 1986 FRA FRA London (Olympic Stadium) 10 AUG 2012 Long Jump 8.90 +2.0 Bob BEAMON 29 AUG 1946 USA USA Ciudad de México (Estadio Olímpico) 18 OCT 1968 Triple Jump 18.09 -0.4 Kenny HARRISON 13 FEB 1965 USA USA Atlanta (Olympic Stadium), GA 27 JUL 1996 Shot Put 22.47 Ulf TIMMERMANN 1 NOV 1962 GDR GDR Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 23 SEP 1988 Discus Throw 69.89 Virgilijus ALEKNA 13 FEB 1972 LTU LTU Athína (Olympic Stadium) 23 AUG 2004 Hammer Throw 84.80 Sergey LITVINOV 23 JAN 1958 URS URS Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 26 SEP 1988 Javelin Throw 90.57 Andreas THORKILDSEN 1 APR 1982 NOR NOR Beijing (National Stadium) 23 AUG 2008 Decathlon 8893 Roman ŠEBRLE 26 NOV 1974 CZE CZE Athína (Olympic Stadium) 24 AUG 2004 20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:18:46 Ding CHEN 5 AUG 1992 CHN CHN London (The Mall) 04 AUG 2012 50 Kilometres Race Walk DQ Sergey KIRDYAPKIN 16 JAN 1980 RUS RUS London (The Mall) 11 AUG 2012 4x100 Metres Relay 36.84 JAMAICA JAM JAM London (Olympic Stadium) 11 AUG 2012 4x400 Metres Relay 2:55.39 UNITED STATES USA USA Beijing (National Stadium) 23 AUG 2008
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