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(Republic of Korea)

Flag of South Korea.svg
National Flag
South Korea (orthographic projection).svg
Location on Map
IOC Code KOR
Years Hosted Olympics 1988 Summer, 2018 Winter
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1948-76, 1984-2012
Winter: 1948, 1956-2010
Medals 2008 Summer 13 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter 6 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
91 88 81
National Olympic Committee
Korean Olympic Committee

Republic of Korea (South Korea) first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 which they boycotted. South Korea has also participated in every Winter Olympic Games since 1948, except for the 1952 Games.

The Republic of Korea has hosted or will host the Games on two occasions:

South Korean athletes have won a total of 215 medals at the Summer Games, with the most gold medals won in archery, and 45 medals at the Winter Games, a majority in short track speed skating. The nation has won more medals in this winter sport than any other nation since it was introduced to the Olympic program in 1992.

The National Olympic Committee for Korea is the Korean Olympic Committee, and was founded in 1946 and recognized in 1947.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1948 London 0 0 2 2 32
1952 Helsinki 0 0 2 2 37
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 0 1 1 2 29
1960 Rome 0 0 0 0 -
1964 Tokyo 0 2 1 3 27
1968 Mexico City 0 1 1 2 36
1972 Munich 0 1 0 1 33
1976 Montreal 1 1 4 6 19
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 6 6 7 19 10
1988 Seoul (host nation) 12 10 11 33 4
1992 Barcelona 12 5 12 29 7
1996 Atlanta 7 15 5 27 10
2000 Sydney 8 10 10 28 12
2004 Athens 9 12 9 30 9
2008 Beijing 13 10 8 31 7
Total 68 74 73 215 17

Medals by Winter Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1948 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0 -
1952 Oslo did not participate
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0 -
1960 Squaw Valley 0 0 0 0 -
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0 -
1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0 -
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0 -
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0 -
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0 -
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0 -
1992 Albertville 2 1 1 4 10
1994 Lillehammer 4 1 1 6 6
1998 Nagano 3 1 2 6 9
2002 Salt Lake City 2 2 0 4 14
2006 Turin 6 3 2 11 7
2010 Vancouver 6 6 2 14 5
Total 23 14 8 45 15

Medals by summer sport

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Archery 16 9 5 30
Wrestling 10 11 13 34
Judo 9 14 14 37
Taekwondo 9 1 2 12
Badminton 6 7 4 17
Boxing 3 6 10 19
Shooting 3 5 1 9
Weightlifting 3 4 4 11
Table tennis 3 2 12 17
Handball 2 4 1 7
Athletics 1 1 0 2
Fencing 1 1 1 3
Swimming 1 1 0 2
Baseball 1 0 1 2
Gymnastics 0 4 4 8
Field hockey 0 3 0 3
Basketball 0 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Total 68 74 73 215

Medals by winter sport

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Short track 19 11 7 37
Speed skating 3 3 1 7
Figure skating 1 0 0 1
Total 23 14 8 45

Most successful Olympians

Athlete Sport Type Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kim Soo-Nyung Archery Summer 1988, 1992, 2000 4 1 1 6
Chun Lee-Kyung Short Track Speed Skating Winter 1992, 1994, 1998 4 0 1 5
Jin Jong-oh Shooting Summer 2004, 2008, 2012 3 2 0 5
Park Sung-Hyun Archery Summer 2004, 2008 3 1 0 4
Ahn Hyun-Soo Short Track Speed Skating Winter 2002, 2006 3 0 1 4
Jin Sun-Yu Short Track Speed Skating Winter 2006 3 0 0 3
Yun Mi-Jin Archery Summer 2000, 2004 3 0 0 3
Kim Ki-Hoon Short Track Speed Skating Winter 1992, 1994 3 0 0 3

Participated event by competition

Summer Olympics

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Archery
Athletics
Badminton d e
Baseball dd d dd
Basketball
Bowling d
Boxing
Canoeing and kayaking
Cycling
Diving
Equestrian
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Judo
Modern pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Swimming
Synchronized Swimming
Table tennis
Taekwondo dd
Tennis d d
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weightlifting
Wrestling
  • d : demonstration sports
  • e : exhibition sports

Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
Biathlon
Bobsleigh
Cross-country skiing
Figure skating
Freestyle skiing
Luge
Short track speed skating d
Skeleton
Ski jumping
Snowboarding
Speed skating
  • d : Demonstration sports

World records in London Olympics, 2012

Main article: 2012 Summer Olympics#World records
Date Event Athlete Ref
27 July 2012 Archery – Men's individual Im Dong-Hyun Scored a world record of 699 in the ranking round [1]
27 July 2012 Archery – Men's team Im Dong-Hyun, Kim Bub-Min, Oh Jin-Hyek Scored a world record of 2087 in the ranking round [2]

References

  1. Im Dong Hyun posts first world record of London 2012 Olympics. Olympics Metal Tally (27 July 2012). Retrieved on 27 July 2012.
  2. Im Dong Hyun posts first world record of London 2012 Olympics. Olympics Metal Tally (27 July 2012). Retrieved on 27 July 2012.

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