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Elliniki Dimokratia
(Hellenic Republic)

Flag of Greece.svg
National Flag
EU-Greece.svg
Location on Map
IOC Code GRE
Years Hosted Olympics 1896 Summer, 2004 Summer
Years Attended Olympics Summer: All
Winter: 1936-1956, 1964-2010
Medals 2008 Summer 0 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter none
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
30 42 36
National Olympic Committee
Hellenic Olympic Committee

Greece,home of the Olympic Games, has a long presence at the Olympic Games, as they have competed at every Summer Olympic Games, one of only four countries to have done so and the only one of them to compete under its national flag in Moscow, despite the Greek government's support for an American-led boycott of the 1980 Games, and most of the Winter Olympic Games. The National Olympic Committee for Greece is the Hellenic Olympic Committee, created in 1894 and recognized in 1895.

Greece has hosted the Games twice, both in Athens. As the home of the Ancient Olympic Games it was a natural choice as host nation for the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, while Greece has also hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. During the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, Greece always enters first the stadium due to its status as the birthplace of the Olympics. Before the Games the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games, in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals and initiates the Olympic torch relay. The flag of Greece is always hoisted in the closing ceremony, along with the flags of the current and the next host country.

Greek athletes have won a total of 108 medals in 15 different sports and the country currently ranks 31st in the all-time Summer Olympics medal count. Athletics and weightlifting have been the top medal-producing sports for the nation and in the latter Greece is placed among the top 10 countries overall. In the inaugural 1896 Olympics, Greece finished second in the medal counts, but won the most medals in total, in their best Olympic performance. The Greeks finished third in the 1906 Intercalated Games with 8 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals (35 in total), which were considered Olympic at the time, but are not officially recognized by the IOC today.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee.[1]

     Host nation

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896 Athens 10 17 19 46 2
1900 Paris 0 0 0 0 -
1904 St. Louis 1 0 1 2 8
1908 London 0 3 0 3 15
1912 Stockholm 1 0 1 2 15
1920 Antwerp 0 1 0 1 19
1924 Paris 0 0 0 0 -
1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0 -
1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 -
1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0 -
1948 London 0 0 0 0 -
1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0 -
1956 Melbourne 0 0 1 1 35
1960 Rome 1 0 0 1 21
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0 -
1968 Mexico City 0 0 1 1 42
1972 Munich 0 2 0 2 29
1976 Montreal 0 0 0 0 -
1980 Moscow 1 0 2 3 22
1984 Los Angeles 0 1 1 2 30
1988 Seoul 0 0 1 1 46
1992 Barcelona 2 0 0 2 26
1996 Atlanta 4 4 0 8 16
2000 Sydney 4 6 3 13 17
2004 Athens 6 6 4 16 15
2008 Beijing 0 2 2 4 58
2012 London 0 0 1 1 39
Total 30 42 37 109 31

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 6 12 11 29
Weightlifting 6 5 4 15
Gymnastics 4 3 3 10
Shooting 3 4 3 10
Sailing 3 2 2 7
Fencing 2 1 1 4
Wrestling 1 3 7 11
Swimming 1 3 3 7
Cycling 1 3 0 4
Taekwondo 1 3 0 4
Judo 1 0 1 2
Diving 1 0 0 1
Tennis 0 1 1 2
Water polo 0 1 0 1
Rowing 0 1 1 2
Total 30 42 37 109

References

  1. Greece. olympic.org. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.

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