The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIIII Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California from July 28 to August 12. A total of 6,829 athletes from 140 nations participated in 221 events in 21 sports.
At least 47 nations received at least one medal, and 25 of them won at least one gold medal. Athletes from the United States won the most medals overall with 174. The host nation also earned the highest number of gold medals won at a single games at 83. It marked the first time that the United States led the overall and gold medal count since the 1968 Summer Olympics.
The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a National Olympic Committee have won (a nation is represented at a Games by the associated National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NOCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC country code.
The number of bronze medals awarded was greater than either the gold or silver. This was due to a number of dead heats for third position, including the women's 100 meter hurdles and men's pole vault. Also, a second bronze medal was awarded for each of the boxing and judo events as there were no third/fourth position tiebreakers held.
In the gymnastic events there were also several dead heats for gold medals, in the women's uneven bars and balance beam, as well as the men's rings. There was a four-way tie for second place in the men's vault resulting in four silver medals being handed out for a single event.
* Host nation (United States)
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