Where does Oregon rank in Olympics medals?

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are closing today, and the medal counts are in.

We recently connected with Been Verified to get a list of how Oregonians have done in the Summer Olympic Games in terms of medals – and it’s pretty good! If you click on the states, you can see the names of all athletes from that state, dates and events competed in, and medals won.

  • By population, Oregon is the 8th highest ranking state (medals per 100k residents).
  • Athletes born in Oregon have snagged 54 medals before the Tokyo Olympics, including 25 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze.
  • A highlight for Oregon has been in the running sphere as, out of those 54 medals, 39 were produced in track & field events!
You can see Oregon’s breakdown of medals on the Oregon-only data set here.
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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