United States of America:
Athletes from the US have won a total of 2653 Olympic medals. This makes USA number 1, of the top 10 most successful countries in Olympics in terms of the number of medals won.
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Germany had to miss out the Olympics from 1968-1988. Even then, it is only 2 medals behind France. With 763 Olympic medals, Germany is ranked number 5, of the top 10 most successful countries in Olympics.
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Arch rivalry of Italy and France in Olympics is known all over the world. To date, Italy is the 6th most successful country in Olympics in terms of number of medals won.
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Considering the fact that China did not compete in Olympics from 1956 to 1984, it is understandable why it is ranked number 9, of the top 10 most successful countries in Olympics. China has won 517 Olympic medals to date.
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