Here are the athletes with the most Olympic medals of all-time

The Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner, which means thousands of athletes from around the world will gather for a chance to compete among the best at their sport.

The United States has dominated the total medal count, leading the world with 2,847 medals, including a world-best 1,134 gold medals. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps also has the most individual medals with 28, including 23 goal medals, which is also a record.

Ahead of the Summer Games, we’re taking a look at the most decorated Olympians of all-time, per olympedia.org. And, as you’d assume, there are quite a number of Americans on the list.

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 23

Silver: 3

Bronze: 2

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 9

Silver: 5

Bronze: 4

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Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Gold: 8

Silver: 4

Bronze: 3

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 7

Silver: 5

Bronze: 3

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Sport: Biathlon

Gold: 8

Silver: 4

Bronze: 1

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 7

Silver: 4

Bronze: 2

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Sport: Fencing

Gold: 6

Silver: 5

Bronze: 2

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 5

Silver: 4

Bronze: 4

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Sport: Athletics

Gold: 9

Silver: 3

Bronze: 0

Sport: Canoeing

Gold: 8

Silver: 4

Bronze: 0

AP Photos/Arne Forsell

Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Gold: 8

Silver: 4

Bronze: 0

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 8

Silver: 3

Bronze: 1

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 8

Silver: 3

Bronze: 1

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Sport: Swimming

Gold: 6

Silver: 3

Bronze: 3

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 4

Silver: 4

Bronze: 4

Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 4

Silver: 2

Bronze: 6

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 3

Silver: 4

Bronze: 5

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Sport: Swimming

Gold: 9

Silver: 1

Bronze: 1

George Long-USA TODAY NETWORK

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 8

Silver: 2

Bronze: 1

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 7

Silver: 4

Bronze: 0

Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 7

Silver: 3

Bronze: 1

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Sport: Speed Skating

Gold: 5

Silver: 5

Bronze: 1

Sport: Shooting

Gold: 5

Silver: 4

Bronze: 2

George Long-USA TODAY NETWORK

Sport: Athletics

Gold: 9

Silver: 1

Bronze: 0

Press Association via AP Images

Sport: Fencing

Gold: 7

Silver: 1

Bronze: 2

Sport: Archery

Gold: 6

Silver: 4

Bronze: 0

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Sport: Equestrian Dressage

Gold: 6

Silver: 4

Bronze: 0

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 6

Silver: 2

Bronze: 2

Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 6

Silver: 0

Bronze: 4

PETER KOHALMI/AFP via Getty Images

Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 5

Silver: 3

Bronze: 2

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 5

Silver: 3

Bronze: 2

Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 5

Silver: 2

Bronze: 3

Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Gold: 4

Silver: 5

Bronze: 1

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Sport: Gymnastics

Gold: 3

Silver: 6

Bronze: 1

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Gold: 2

Silver: 3

Bronze: 5

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Sport: Swimming

Gold: 0

Silver: 4

Bronze: 6

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