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By the archivist's count, at least 33 Olympic athletes have had a Georgetown affiliation. These athletes have competed in track and field, rowing, basketball, equestrian, and kayaking events and have won 15 medals -- five gold, five silver, five bronze. Our initial venture into Olympic competition came in 1900, when the games were held in Paris, France. A trio of Georgetown sprinters, Arthur Duffy, William Holland, and Edmund Minahan, competed and won four medals one gold, two silver and one bronze. This still stands as the highest medal total by Georgetown athletes at any single Games. According to the Georgetown College Journal of December 1900, of the nine American colleges represented at the Paris Games, only the University of Pennsylvania, with a squad of thirteen, placed in more events than Georgetown.