Lebanon at the Olympics

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Lebanon at the
Flag of Lebanon.svg
IOC code LBN
NOC Lebanese Olympic Committee
Website www.lebolymp.org
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Lebanon's first appearance in the Olympics was in 1936 when a "delegation of officials" attended the Summer Olympics in Berlin.[1] Following the formation of the Lebanese Olympic Committee in 1947, Lebanon participated for the first time at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in all but one Summer Olympic Games since then. Lebanon was one of three nations to boycott the 1956 Games in protest of the British and French involvement in the Suez Crisis. Lebanon has also participated in most Winter Olympic Games since 1948, missing only the 1994 and 1998 Winter Games.

Lebanon also participated at the 1st Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore.

Lebanese athletes have won a total of four medals, three in Greco-Roman wrestling and one in weightlifting.

The National Olympic Committee for Lebanon was created in 1947 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1948.

Medals by Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 1 1 2
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 1 0 1
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 0 0 1 1
Totals (3 games) 0 2 2 4

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 0 1 2 3
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Totals (2 sports) 0 2 2 4

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Zakaria Chihab Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight
 Bronze Khalil Taha Finland 1952 Helsinki Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman welterweight
 Silver Mohamed Traboulsi West Germany 1972 Munich Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 75 kg
 Bronze Hassan Bechara Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman +100 kg

See also


  1. ^ Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan By Britannica Educational Publishing

External links

  • "Lebanon". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — Lebanon". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Lebanon". Sports-Reference.com.
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