The Big Winners

September 13, 1988

The Games of the XXIV Olympiad will be only the 22nd Summer
Olympics. The reason for the discrepancy: The word ''olympiad''
refers not to the Games but to the four-year interval between which
Olympic Games are scheduled to occur. Because there were no Games
during three olympiads (world wars doomed the 1916, '40 and '44
Games) and the 1904 and '06 Games were both held in the III Olympiad,
the number of Summer Olympics so far is 21. There are only three
countries that have competed in every one: Great Britain, France and
Switzerland.

CHART: COUNTRY OLYMPICS TOTAL GOLDS HIGHLIGHTS

1.U.S. 20 717 1/2 No. 1 in track and field (262)
and swimming (148) golds
2.U.S.S.R. 8 340 Tops in gymnastics (61),
wrestling (54), canoeing (26)
3.Great Britain 21 165 1/2 Most golds in tennis (15 1/2)
and
tied for most in soccer (3)
4.France 21 148 Leader in gold medals in
cycling
(27) and fencing (32)
5.Italy 19 140 Second to France in cycling
(26)
and fencing (31)
6.Sweden 20 129 1/2 Most golds in equestrian (17)
and
modern pentathlon (9)
7.East Germany 4 122 Women have won 63 golds since
'68, most of any country
8.Hungary 19 113 Best in water polo (6), tied
with
Great Britain for best in soccer (3)
9.Finland 18 96 Third in track and field
golds (46)
after U.S. and U.S.S.R.
10.Japan 14 83 Winner of 13 of the 32 gold
medals in judo
CREDIT: NO CREDIT
CAPTION: NO CAPTION
DESCRIPTION: Countries that have won the most Olympic gold
medals.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)