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IOC Sport Category: Football
International Governing Body: FIFA
Number of Events: 2: Men's and Women's
Olympic Years:

Men's: Every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932.

Women's: Since 1996

Events

Men's
Men compete in a 16-team tournament with a total of 32 matches. The 16 teams are broken up into 4 groups (Groups A,B,C,D) of 4 teams each. The preliminary round of group matches begins with each team in a group playing the other 3 teams in a group. The preliminary matches are scored on a point system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The 2 teams from each group that have the most points advance, for a total of 8 teams advancing. The tournament continues with the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal match, and gold medal match all determined by single elimination based on goals scored (or in the case of a tie penalty kicks).

Women's
Women compete in a 12-team tournament. The 12 teams are broken up into 3 groups (Groups E,F,G) of 4 teams each. The preliminary round of group matches begins with each team in a group playing the other 3 teams in a group. The preliminary matches are scored on a point system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The 8 teams that have the most points advance. The tournament continues with the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal match, and gold medal match all determined by single elimination based on goals scored (or in the case of a tie penalty kicks).

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History

Records

Men's Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Hungary 3 1 1 5
2 Great Britain

3

0 0 3
3 Argentina 2 2 0 4
4 Soviet Union 2 0 3 5
5 Uruguay 2 0 0 2
6 Yugoslavia 1 3 1 5
T-7 Poland 1 2 0 3
T-7 Spain 1 2 0 3
9 East Germany 1 1 1 3

T-10

Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 2
T-10 France 1 1 0 2
T-10 Nigeria 1 1 0 2
T-13 Italy 1 0 2 3
T-13 Sweden 1 0 2 3
15 Belgium 1 0 1 2
T-16 Cameroon 1 0 0 1
T-16 Canada 1 0 0 1
18 Denmark 0 3 1 4
19 Brazil 0 2 2 4
T-20 United States 0 1 1 2
T-20 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
T-22 Austria 0 1 0 1
T-22 Paraguay 0 1 0 1
T-22 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
25 Netherlands 0 0 3 3
T-26 Chile 0 0 1 1
T-26 Ghana 0 0 1 1
T-26 Japan 0 0 1 1
T-26 Norway 0 0 1 1
T-26 West Germany 0 0 1 1


Women's Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 3 1 0 4
2 Norway

1

0 1 2
3 Brazil 0 2 0 2
4 China 0 1 0 1
4 Germany 0 0 3 3

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