Российская Федерация
Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
(Russian Federation)

National Flag
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Location on Map
Years Hosted Olympics 1980 Summer (as Soviet Union), 2014 Winter
Years Attended Olympics 1900, 1908, 1912, 1994-2016
Medals 2016 Summer 19 Gold, 17 Silver, 19 Bronze
Medals 2014 Winter 13 Gold, 11 Silver, 9 Bronze
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver BronzeBronze
194 156 187
National Olympic Committee
|Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)

Olympic HistoryEdit

Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. As the Russian Empire, the nation first competed at the 1900 Games, and returned again in 1908 and 1912. After the Russian revolution in 1917, and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, it would be forty years until Russian athletes once again competed at the Olympics, as part of the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned once again as Russia at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and Russia hostes the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russian athletes have won a total of 324 medals (316 since 1994) at the Summer Olympic Games and another 76 at the Winter Olympic Games. Over the most recent eight Games (since 1994), Russia's 392 total medals, including 141 gold medals, are second only to the United States (with 489 and 183, respectively).

The Russian Olympic Committee was created in 1991 and recognized in 1993.

In 2014 as the host country Russia had the largest delegation.  

In December 2017, it was announced the the Russian Olympic Committee is banned from Olympic competition for the 2018 games due to widespread doping allegatons.  Athletes from Russia will still be allowed to compete but are considered Olympic Athlete from Russia.  If a Russian athlete wins a medal at the 2018 Olympics an Olympic flag will be raised and if an athlete wins gold the Olympic themed will be played.  All athletes need to be cleared by a special board from IOC.  All medals won by Russian athletes will not be counted towards Russia's overall medal total.