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조선민주주의인민공화국
Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk
(Democratic People's Republic of Korea)

Flag of North Korea.svg
National Flag
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Location on Map
IOC Code PRK
Years Hosted Olympics none
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1972-80, 1992-2012
Winter: 1964, 1972, 1984-92, 1998, 2006-10
Medals 2012 Summer 4 gold, 0 silver, 2 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter none
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
14 13 22
National Olympic Committee
Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) first participated at the Olympic Games in 1964, appearing only in the Winter Olympic Games that year. Eight years later in 1972, the nation first participated at the Summer Olympic Games. Since then, the nation has appeared in every Summer Games, except when they joined the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics, and when they boycotted the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea's attendance at the Winter Games has been infrequent, only seven of the last twelve Games have included a North Korean team. In 2010 a team competed at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

North Korean athletes have won a total of 47 medals, two of which were won at the Winter Games.

The National Olympic Committee for North Korea is the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and was created in 1953 and recognized in 1957.

North Korea participated in the Paralympic Games for the first time in 2012. Persons with disabilities in North Korea (with the exception of veterans) were reported in 2006 by The Daily Telegraph to be locked away in camps, and "subjected to harsh and sub-human conditions"[1], although the United Nations reports that the government is "beginning to consider welfare for the disabled".[2] However the charity Handicap International reports that it has been operating in North Korea since 1999, assisting the Korean Federation for the Protection of Disabled People.[3] Yahoo news reported in 2012 that a paralympic cultural centre exists in the capital Pyongyang.[4]








Medalists Edit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
Silver medal Han Pil-Hwa 1964 Innsbruck 25px Speed skating Women's 3000 metres
Gold medal Li Ho-Jun 1972 Munich 25px Shooting 50 metre rifle prone
Silver medal Kim U-Gil 1972 Munich 25px Boxing Light flyweight
Bronze medal Kim Yong Ik 1972 Munich 25px Judo Men's lightweight
Bronze medal Ri Chun-Ok
Kim Myong-Suk
Kim Jung-Bok
Kang Ok-Sun
Kim Un-Ja
Hwang Hye-Suk
Chang Ok-Rim
Paek Myong-Suk
Ryom Chun-Ja
Kim Su-Dae
Chong Ok-Jin
1972 Munich 25px Volleyball Women's volleyball
Bronze medal Kim Gwong-Hyong 1972 Munich 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight
Gold medal Gu Yong-Ju 1976 Montreal 25px Boxing Bantamweight
Silver medal Li Byong-Uk 1976 Montreal 25px Boxing Light flyweight
Silver medal Ho Bong-Chol 1980 Moscow 25px Weightlifting Men's flyweight
Silver medal Jang Se-Hong 1980 Moscow 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
Silver medal Li Ho-Pyong 1980 Moscow 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
Bronze medal Li Byong-Uk 1980 Moscow 25px Boxing Light flyweight
Bronze medal Han Gyong-Si 1980 Moscow 25px Weightlifting Men's flyweight
Gold medal Choi Chol-Su 1992 Barcelona 25px Boxing Flyweight
Gold medal Pae Gil-Su 1992 Barcelona 25px Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
Gold medal Kim Il 1992 Barcelona 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
Gold medal Li Hak-Son 1992 Barcelona 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight
Bronze medal Li Gwang-Sik 1992 Barcelona 25px Boxing Bantamweight
Bronze medal Li Bun-Hui and Yu Sun-Bok 1992 Barcelona 25px Table tennis Women's doubles
Bronze medal Li Bun-Hui 1992 Barcelona 25px Table tennis Women's singles
Bronze medal Kim Myong-Nam 1992 Barcelona 25px Weightlifting Men's middleweight
Bronze medal Kim Yong-Sik 1992 Barcelona 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
Bronze medal Hwang Ok-Sil 1992 Albertville 25px Short track speed skating Women's 500 metres
Gold medal Kye Sun-Hui United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Judo Women's extra lightweight
Gold medal Kim Il United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle light flyweight
Silver medal Kim Myong Nam United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Weightlifting Men's lightweight
Bronze medal Jon Chol Ho United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Weightlifting Men's middleweight
Bronze medal Ri Yong-Sam United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
Silver medal Ri Song Hui 2000 Sydney 25px Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
Bronze medal Kim Un-Chol 2000 Sydney 25px Boxing Men's light flyweight
Bronze medal Kye Sun-Hui 2000 Sydney 25px Judo Women's half lightweight
Bronze medal Kang Yong-Gyun 2000 Sydney 25px Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 54 kg
Silver medal Kim Song-Guk 2004 Athens 25px Boxing Featherweight
Silver medal Kye Sun-Hui 2004 Athens 25px Judo Women's lightweight
Silver medal Kim Hyang Mi 2004 Athens 25px Table tennis Women's singles
Silver medal Ri Song Hui 2004 Athens 25px Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
Bronze medal Kim Jong Su 2004 Athens 25px Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol
Gold medal Hong Un Jong 2008 Beijing 25px Gymnastics Women's vault (artistic gymnastics)
Gold medal Pak Hyon Suk 2008 Beijing 25px Weightlifting Women's 63 kg
Silver medal An Kum Ae 2008 Beijing 25px Judo Women's lightweight
Bronze medal O Jong Ae 2008 Beijing 25px Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
Bronze medal Pak Chol Min 2008 Beijing 25px Judo Men's lightweight
Bronze medal Won Ok Im 2008 Beijing 25px Judo Women's lightweight
Gold medal Om Yun-Chol 2012 London 25px Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
Gold medal An Kum-Ae 2012 London 25px Judo Women's 52 kg
Gold medal Kim Un-Guk 2012 London 25px Weightlifting Men's 62kg
Gold medal Rim Jong-Sim 2012 London 25px Weightlifting Women's 69kg
Bronze medal Ryang Chun-Hwa 2012 London 25px Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
Bronze medal Yang Kyong-Il 2012 London 25px Wrestling Men's freestyle 55 kg

Medal tables Edit

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games Edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1972 Munich 1 1 3 5
1976 Montreal 1 1 0 2
1980 Moscow 0 3 2 5
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul did not participate
1992 Barcelona 4 0 5 9
1996 Atlanta 2 1 2 5
2000 Sydney 0 1 3 4
2004 Athens 0 4 1 5
2008 Beijing 2 1 3 6
2012 London 4 0 2 6
Total 14 12 21 47

Medals by Winter Games Edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1964 Innsbruck 0 1 0 1
1968 Grenoble did not participate
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
1976 Innsbruck did not participate
1980 Lake Placid did not participate
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 0 0 1 1
1994 Lillehammer did not participate
1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
2002 Salt Lake City did not participate
2006 Turin 0 0 0 0
2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Total 0 1 1 2

Medals by sport Edit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 4 4 5 13
Wrestling 3 2 4 9
Boxing 2 3 3 8
Judo 2 2 4 8
Gymnastics 2 0 0 2
Shooting 1 0 1 2
Table tennis 0 1 2 3
Speed skating 0 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Short track speed skating 0 0 1 1
Total 14 13 21 48

References Edit

  1. "North Korea locks up disabled in 'subhuman' gulags, says UN", The Daily Telegraph, October 21, 2006
  2. "North Korea begins to help disabled", UNHCR, March 5, 2008
  3. "North Korea", Handicap International. Retrieved on 29 July 2012.
  4. "Taedonggong Cultural Center for the Disabled", Yahoo news, 13 June 2012. Retrieved on 29 July 2012.

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