|Every four years, the world comes together to watch athletes compete in either summer or winter sports competitions. Many athletes aspire and dream about the Olympics, few make it. But for those few, they are the top of their sport and arguably some of the best athletes of all time. Over the last 29 Olympics, there have been more than 12,000 medals handed out and this top 10 list is just a paltry sum when compared to the overall total. However, these Top 10 Olympians represent the cream of the crop winning the most gold medals.
For this list, ties are broken by most silver after gold and then most bronze.
10. Matt Biondi:
Full Name: Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Date of Birth: October 8, 1965 (age 46)
Specialty: Butterfly, Freestyle
Record: 8 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
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