|Gold Medals:||36 in 2008|
|Medal Rank:||2nd in 2008|
|Olympics:||All but 1980|
The United States of America has played a big role in the modern day (1896 to current) Olympic Games. In addition to hosting Olympic games (4 summer and 4 winter) in the country, the USA has been a significant force at the games including the number of athletes, the number of sports they compete in, the medals won, and world records achieved. The has participated in every Olympics since 1896 except the 1980 Olympics. In the most recent summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008, the USA won a total of 36 Gold Medals. They rank second next to China, the host country, who won 51 gold medals. The USA ranked first in total count with 110 gold, silver and bronze medals, followed by China who had 100 total medals. In addition to its athletic contributions to the Olympic Games, the USA and US based companies have helped drive the financial growth of the Olympic movement through advertising, broadcasting rights, sponsorships, ticket sales and other rights and licensing programs. The revenue generated is in the billions of dollars.
2012 Flag Bearer
The Flag Bearer will be announced as soon as possible! For a list of previous flag bearers please visit link.
2012 Uniforms One of the many highly anticipated items for the athletes and fans alike at the Olympics is the uniforms. The athletes will receive attire for a variety of occasions. In addition to sport-specific uniforms, there will be additional attire for official functions, press conferences, and the opening and closing ceremonies. Have you heard rumors or official announcements about the 2012 uniforms for the Team U.S.A? Go ahead and edit this wiki with your news!
2012 Athlete Roster Athletes will be announced as soon as possible! In the meantime, take a look the athlete pages which highlight athletes who are expected to compete in 2012.
2012 Sports The United States is expected to compete in all sports at the London Summer Olympic games.
National Olympic Committee
The national Olympic committee recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to represent the U.S.A. is the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The USOC's vision is to enable America's athletes to realize their Olympic dreams and they do so by being the coordinating body for all Olympic-related athletic activity in the United States. The mission of the organization involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games.
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