ⓘ Major achievements in Olympic team ball sports by nation. This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international Olympic team ball spor ..

                                     

ⓘ Major achievements in Olympic team ball sports by nation

This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international Olympic team ball sports tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking every nation according to most number of podiums accomplished by each nations team.

                                     

1. Olympic team ball sports

Ten team ball sports which involve five or more players per side are currently on the program of the Olympic Games:

Summer Olympic sports – Winter Olympic sports

* Technically, ice hockey is a puck sport, not a ball sport. It is played with a hockey puck. † Field handball was introduced for men at the 1936 Summer Olympics, but dropped after that. ‡ Baseball and softball were removed from the program for the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, but were added for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

                                     

1.1. Olympic team ball sports Popularity of Olympic team ball sports

Summer Olympic sports are divided into five categories based on popularity. Category A represents the most popular sports; category E lists either the sports that are the least popular or that are new to the Olympics golf and rugby. The current categories are:

  • Basketball, football, and volleyball, in the Category B, are the most popular Summer Olympic team ball sports.
  • Ice hockey is a Winter Olympic sport, and it is not listed above.
  • Baseball and softball were removed from the program for the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, so they are not listed above.
  • Aquatic sports in the Olympics include diving, marathon swimming, swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo.
                                     

2. Results

For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:

Medals for the demonstration events are NOT counted. Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee IOC does NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.

The conventions used on these lists are: OG for Olympic Games, WCH for World Championship, WCup for World Cup, M for Mens tournament, W for Womens tournament, and T for Total.

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, then most first-place results, second-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

                                     

2.1. Results Men and women

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.2. Results Women

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.3. Results Men and women

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.



                                     

2.4. Results Men

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.5. Results Women

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.6. Results Basketball

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic.

                                     

2.7. Results Association football

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.8. Results Indoor handball

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic.

                                     

2.9. Results Field hockey

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.



                                     

2.10. Results Rugby sevens

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic. † Non International Olympic Committee IOC members.

                                     

2.11. Results Indoor volleyball

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic.

                                     

2.12. Results Water polo

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic.

                                     

2.13. Results Ice hockey

* Defunct National Olympic Committees NOCs or historical teams are shown in italic.

                                     
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