1. The United States of America-1904 Summer Games
Sometimes, you’ll wonder which country has the best athletes, especially the nation that has the best in a particular sport at the Olympics. Then you get the United States of America at the 1904 Summer Olympics, who completely destroyed the field. The event took place in St. Louis, Missouri. With the Olympics on American soil, they felt they had to win as much as possible. They did just that.
America won a record 239 total medals in 1904. Out of those, there were 79 bronze, 82 silver, and 78 gold medals. The record still stands to this day with the closest to it being the 195 medals the Soviet Union won in a heavily boycotted 1980 Olympics in Moscow. It is likely a record that will never be broken and offered up some of the greatest performances at the Olympic Games ever.