United States at the Olympics facts for kids
United States at the Olympics is a history which starts in the 1890s.
Thomas Burke was the first athlete to represent the United States at the Olympics. He took first place in both the 100 meters and the 400 meters of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. US athlete Michael Phelps has won the most medals of any Olympic athlete of any nation. He has 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds.
The United States has hosted the Games eight times, four times each for the Summer and Winter Games:
|1904 Summer Olympics||St. Louis, Missouri||July 1 – November 23||12||651||91|
|1932 Winter Olympics||Lake Placid, New York||February 7–15||17||252||14|
|1932 Summer Olympics||Los Angeles, California||July 30 – August 14||37||1332||117|
|1960 Winter Olympics||Squaw Valley, California||February 2–20||30||665||27|
|1980 Winter Olympics||Lake Placid, New York||February 13–24||37||1072||38|
|1984 Summer Olympics||Los Angeles, California||July 20 – August 18||140||6829||221|
|1996 Summer Olympics||Atlanta, Georgia||July 18 – August 4||197||10318||271|
|2002 Winter Olympics||Salt Lake City, Utah||February 8–24||77||2399||78|
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