List of participating nations at the Summer Olympic Games

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Participating nations at the Opening Ceremony of the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

This is a list of nations, as represented by National Olympic Committees (NOCs), that have participated in the Summer Olympic Games between 1896 and 2016. As of the 2016 Games, all of the current 206 NOCs have participated in at least one edition of the Olympic Games, and athletes from Australia (including two Games featuring the Australasia team), France,[K] Great Britain, Greece and Switzerland[L] have competed in all twenty-eight Summer Olympic Games. The United States has only missed the 1980 Summer Olympics due to a boycott lead by American president Jimmy Carter.

History

Early years

Participating nations at the Opening Ceremony of the 1908 Games in London.

Early Games were not clearly documented with respect to participating nations. Competitors from 11 to 16 different nations participated in the inaugural 1896 Games, in Athens. Eleven nations (Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) are mentioned in the official report for the Games,[1] and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) states that 14 nations were represented.[2] The NOCs for Bulgaria[3] and Chile[4] each claim that they were represented by a single athlete in Athens. Other sources also list Egypt, Italy, and the Turkish Empire.[5][6]

While official report was actually the summary of the sporting events held at the 1900 Exposition Universelle and so can not be considered as reliable source,[7] the IOC states that 24 nations participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris,[8] but additional sources list up to 28 nations, with Haiti, Iran, Luxembourg, and Peru being the additions.[9][10] The 1904 Games, held in St. Louis, were poorly organized, with participation of only 12 nations,[11][12] and many events contested only by athletes from the host United States. Although the Intercalated Games of 1906 are no longer considered official Games of the Olympiad by the IOC, they helped restore the Olympic movement. Participation at subsequent Games grew steadily, with 22 nations in London for 1908[13] and 28 nations in Stockholm for the 1912 Games.[14] At these two Games (only), one of the delegations was actually a combined team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand, designated Australasia. The Games of 1916, planned for Berlin, were cancelled due to World War I.

Inter-war years

After the First World War, the Olympic Games resumed in 1920, in Antwerp. Twenty-nine nations participated,[15] but not Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, or Turkey, none of which were invited because of their roles in the war. Several newly created European states, such as Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, made their Olympic debut.

The Games grew rapidly for the 1924 Summer Olympics, in Paris, with 44 nations present,[16] even though Germany was still not invited back to the Games. This situation would change for the 1928 Games where Germany returned to join a total of 46 participating nations.[17] Because of the economic effects of the Great Depression, competitors from only 37 nations—with less than half the number of participants that competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics—travelled to Los Angeles for the 1932 Summer Olympics.[18] The 1936 Summer Olympics, in Berlin, were attended by 49 nations (a new high) but were highly politicized.[19] The scheduled Games of 1940 in Tokyo and 1944 in London were each cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

Post-war years and Cold War era

Participating nations at the Opening Ceremony of the 1952 Games in Helsinki.

Twelve years after the previous Games, the 1948 Summer Olympics, in London, attracted competitors from 59 nations, including 14 that made their Olympic debut; once again, Germany was not invited to take part, and neither was Japan.[20] The 1952 Games, in Helsinki, again set a new high, with 69 nations participating, including the first appearance by the Soviet Union and the return of Germany and Japan.[21] The 1956 Summer Olympics, attended by 67 nations in Melbourne, were the first to be marred by a boycott.[22] Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon withdrew in response to the Suez Crisis, and the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland withdrew in response to the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Interestingly, because of Australian quarantine restrictions, the equestrian events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, with a total of 29 participating nations, including five nations that did not compete in Melbourne.[23]

Participation by African and Latin American nations increased significantly during the 1960s. A total of 84 nations were represented at the 1960 Summer Olympics, in Rome,[24] 94 nations at the 1964 Games, in Tokyo,[25] and 112 nations at the 1968 Summer Olympics, in Mexico City.[26] The 1968 Games also marked the first time that West Germany and East Germany competed as independent teams. For the previous three Olympiads (1956–1964), the two NOCs were jointly represented by a united German team.[27] The 1972 Summer Olympics, in Munich, featured 121 nations, the highest total yet.[28]

The next three Games were each marred by significant boycotts. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, in Montreal, only 92 nations were represented.[29] Twenty-nine African nations (Ivory Coast and Senegal being the only two exceptions) boycotted the Games because of New Zealand's participation, as New Zealand maintained other sporting relations with apartheid South Africa.[30] The largest Olympic boycott took place at the 1980 Games, in Moscow, when only 81 nations participated.[31] The United States led the boycott in protest of the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and were joined by more than 60 other nations. In response, the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles, were boycotted by the Soviet Union and many of their allies, yet a total of 140 nations did participate.[32] The 1988 Games, in Seoul, marked a new high, with 160 participating nations.[33]

Recent Games

Several events in the 1990s led to a large increase in participating nations at the Olympic Games. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Baltic states competed as independent nations for the first time since 1936 at the 1992 Games, in Barcelona.[34] The remaining twelve ex-republics of the Soviet Union competed together as the Unified Team for these Games. A single German team competed for the first time since 1964, after the German reunification in 1990, while the breakup of Yugoslavia resulted in the Olympic debut of new nations.

The Centennial Olympics, in Atlanta, were attended by athletes from 197 nations,[35] including 24 nations making their Summer Games debut. Czechoslovakia had split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and all ex-Soviet republics competed as independent nations. The Games continued to grow, with 199 nations represented in Sydney, for the 2000 Summer Games,[36] and 201 nations in Athens, for the 2004 Summer Olympics.[37]

A record number of nations (204) were represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,[38] with Marshall Islands and Tuvalu making their Olympic debut. After competing together as Serbia and Montenegro in 2004, Serbia and Montenegro sent independent teams to Beijing. Only Brunei failed to participate in the Games, after failing to register any athletes for competition.[39] The 2012 Games in London increased this record to 206 nations, even though only 204 NOCs were represented.[40] Brunei returned to the Games, but athletes from the former Netherlands Antilles competed as Independent Olympic Athletes, after the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee's membership in the IOC was withdrawn in 2011 as a consequence of the dissolution of the Caribbean country. One athlete from South Sudan also competed as an independent athlete, since the nation had not yet formed a National Olympic Committee after its independence in 2011.

List of nations

Description

This list includes all 206 current NOCs,[41] 20 obsolete NOCs and 3 other entries, arranged alphabetically. The three-letter country code is also listed for each NOC. Since the 1960s, these codes have been frequently used by the IOC and each Games organizing committee to identify NOCs, such as within the official report of each Games.[42] However, in this section, several countries uses long-form names designated by the United Nations uses short form common names such as for example: Laos (Lao People's Democratic Republic), North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), and Moldova (Republic of Moldova).

Several nations have changed during their Olympic history. Name changes due to geographical renaming are explained by footnotes after the nation's name, and other notes are explained by footnotes linked within the table itself.

Obsolete nations

Obsolete nations are included in the table to more clearly illustrate past Olympic appearances for their successor nations.

Other entries

Table legend

96   In the table headings, indicates the Games year
Participated in the specified Games
H Host nation for the specified Games
[A] Additional explanatory comments at the linked footnote
  The planned Games of 1916, 1940, and 1944 were cancelled due to world wars
  NOC superseded or preceded by other NOC(s) during these years

Alphabetical list

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z Other Total
A Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Afghanistan AFG 14
 Albania ALB 8
 Algeria ALG 13
 American Samoa ASA 8
 Andorra AND 11
 Angola ANG 9
 Antigua and BarbudaANT[›] ANT 10
 Argentina ARG 24
 Armenia ARM Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Aruba ARU 8
 Australia AUS ANZ H H 26
 Australasia [^] ANZ 2
 Austria AUT 27
 Azerbaijan AZE Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
B Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Bahamas BAH 16
 Bahrain BRN 9
 Bangladesh BAN 9
 Barbados BAR BWI 12
 Belarus BLR Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Belgium BEL H 26
 BelizeBIZ[›] BIZ 12
 BeninBEN[›] BEN 11
 Bermuda BER 18
 Bhutan BHU 9
 Bolivia BOL 14
 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Yugoslavia 7
 Botswana BOT 10
 Brazil BRA [D] H 22
 British Virgin Islands IVB 9
 Brunei BRU [P] 5
 Bulgaria BUL [A] 20
 Burkina FasoBUR[›] BUR 9
 Burundi BDI 6
C Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Cambodia CAM [L] 9
 Cameroon CMR [O] 14
 Canada CAN H 26
 Cape Verde CPV 6
 Cayman Islands CAY 10
 Central African Republic CAF 10
 Chad CHA 12
 Chile CHI [B] 23
 China, People's Republic of CHN Republic of China H 10
 Chinese TaipeiTPE[›] TPE Japan ROC 14
 China, Republic of [^] ROC 3
 Colombia COL [E] 19
 Comoros COM 6
 Congo CGO 12
 DR CongoCOD[›] COD 10
 Cook Islands COK 8
 Costa Rica CRC 15
 Côte d'IvoireCIV[›] CIV 13
 Croatia CRO Austria/Hungary Yugoslavia 7
 Cuba CUB 20
 Cyprus CYP 10
 Czech Republic CZE Bohemia Czechoslovakia 6
 Czechoslovakia [^] TCH 16
 Bohemia [^] BOH 3
D Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Denmark DEN 27
 Djibouti DJI [P] 8
 Dominica DMA 6
 Dominican Republic DOM 14
E Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Ecuador ECU 14
 EgyptEGY[›] EGY [C] [L] [O] 22
 El Salvador ESA 11
 Equatorial Guinea GEQ 9
 Eritrea ERI 5
 Estonia EST Russian Empire Soviet Union 12
 Ethiopia ETH 13
F Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Fiji FIJ 14
 Finland FIN H 25
 France FRA H [K] H 28
G Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Gabon GAB 10
 The Gambia GAM 9
 Georgia GEO Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Germany GER H 16
 East Germany [^] GDR EUA 5
 West Germany [^] FRG EUA H 5
 United Team of Germany [^] EUA 3
 Saar [^] SAA 1
 GhanaGHA[›] GHA 14
 Great Britain GBR H H H 28
 Greece GRE H H 28
 Grenada GRN 9
 Guam GUM 8
 Guatemala GUA 14
 Guinea GUI 11
 Guinea-Bissau GBS 6
 GuyanaGUY[›] GUY 17
H Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Haiti HAI [F] 15
 Honduras HON 11
 Hong Kong HKG 16
 Hungary HUN 26
I Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Iceland ISL 20
 India IND 24
 Indonesia INA 15
 Iran IRI [G] 16
 Iraq IRQ 14
 Ireland IRL 21
 Israel ISR 16
 Italy ITA H 27
J Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Jamaica JAM BWI 17
 Japan JPN H 22
 Jordan JOR 10
K Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Kazakhstan KAZ Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Kenya KEN 14
 Kiribati KIR 4
 North Korea PRK Japan 10
 South Korea KOR H 17
 Kosovo KOS Yugoslavia SCG Serbia 1
 Kuwait KUW [^] 12
 Kyrgyzstan KGZ Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
L Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Laos LAO 9
 Latvia LAT Russian Empire Soviet Union 11
 Lebanon LIB 17
 Lesotho LES 11
 Liberia LBR [P] 12
 Libya LBA [P] 10
 Liechtenstein LIE 17
 Lithuania LTU Russian Empire Soviet Union 9
 Luxembourg LUX [H] 23
M Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Macedonia MKD Yugoslavia IOP 6
 Madagascar MAD 12
 Malawi MAW 10
 Malaysia MAS Malaya, North Borneo 13
 Malaya [^] MAL 2
 North Borneo [^] NBO 1
 Maldives MDV 8
 Mali MLI 13
 Malta MLT 16
 Marshall Islands MHL 3
 Mauritania MTN 9
 Mauritius MRI 9
 Mexico MEX H 23
 Micronesia FSM 5
 Moldova MDA Russian Empire Romania Soviet Union EUN 6
 Monaco MON 20
 Mongolia MGL 13
 Montenegro MNE Yugoslavia SCG 3
 Morocco MAR [O] 14
 Mozambique MOZ 10
 MyanmarMYA[›] MYA 17
N Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Namibia NAM 7
 Nauru NRU 6
 Nepal NEP 13
 Netherlands NED H [L] 26
 Netherlands Antilles [^] AHO [^] 13
 New Zealand NZL [I] ANZ 23
 Nicaragua NCA 12
 Niger NIG 12
 Nigeria NGR 16
 Norway NOR 25
O Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Oman OMA 9
P Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Pakistan PAK 17
 Palau PLW 5
 Palestine PLE 6
 Panama PAN 17
 Papua New Guinea PNG 10
 Paraguay PAR 12
 Peru PER [J] 18
 Philippines PHI 21
 Poland POL 21
 Portugal POR 24
 Puerto Rico PUR 18
Q Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Qatar QAT 9
R Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Romania ROU 21
 Russia RUS Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Unified Team [^] EUN 1
 Soviet Union [^] URS H EUN 9
 Russian Empire [^] RU1 3
 Rwanda RWA 9
S Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN 6
 Saint Lucia LCA 6
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 8
 SamoaSAM[›] SAM 9
 San Marino SMR 14
 São Tomé and Príncipe STP 6
 Saudi Arabia KSA 11
 Senegal SEN 14
 Serbia SRB Yugoslavia SCG 4
 Serbia and MontenegroSCG[›] [^] SCG Yugoslavia IOP 3
 Indep. Olympic Participants [^] IOP 1
 Yugoslavia [^] YUG 16
 Seychelles SEY 9
 Sierra Leone SLE 11
 Singapore SIN [N] 16
 Slovakia SVK Hungary Czechoslovakia 6
 Slovenia SLO Austria/Hungary Yugoslavia 7
 Solomon Islands SOL 9
 Somalia SOM 9
 South Africa RSA 19
 Spain ESP [L] H 23
 Sri LankaSRI[›] SRI 17
 Sudan SUD 12
 South Sudan SSD Sudan Sudan Sudan [^] 1
 Suriname SUR [P] 12
 Swaziland SWZ 10
 Sweden SWE H 27
 Switzerland SUI [L] 28
 Syria SYR [M] 13
T Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Tajikistan TJK Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 TanzaniaTAN[›] TAN 13
 Thailand THA 16
 Timor-Leste TLS [^] 4
 Togo TOG 10
 Tonga TGA 9
 Trinidad and Tobago TTO BWI 17
 British West Indies [^] BWI 1
 Tunisia TUN [O] 14
 Turkey TUR 22
 Turkmenistan TKM Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 Tuvalu TUV 3
U Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Uganda UGA 15
 Ukraine UKR Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
 United Arab Emirates UAE 9
 United States USA H H H H 27
 Uruguay URU 21
 Uzbekistan UZB Russian Empire Soviet Union EUN 6
V Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Vanuatu VAN 8
 Venezuela VEN 18
 Vietnam VIE 15
 Virgin Islands ISV 12
Y Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Yemen YEM South Yemen, North Yemen 7
 South Yemen [^] YMD 1
 North Yemen [^] YAR 2
Z Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 ZambiaZAM[›] ZAM 13
 ZimbabweZIM[›] ZIM 13
Other entries Code 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Mixed team [^] ZZX ^ ^ ^
 Indiv. Olympic Athletes [^] IOA ^ ^ ^
 Refugee Olympic Team [^] ROT ^
Total 14 24 12 22 28 29 44 46 37 49 59 69 72 83 93 112 121 92 80 140 159 169 197 199 201 204 204 205 2764

Notes

Name changes notes

^ ANT: Prior to Antigua and Barbuda's independence in 1981, The Associated State of Antigua participated as Antigua in 1976.[29]
^ BIZ: Belize participated under its former name of British Honduras (HBR) in 1968[26] and 1972.[28]
^ BEN: Benin was known as Dahomey (DAH) in 1972.[28]
^ BUR: Burkina Faso was known as Upper Volta (VOL) in 1972.[28]
^ TPE: The Chinese Taipei was designated Republic of China (ROC) in 1956,[22] 1960,[24] and 1972,[28] and was designated Taiwan in 1964[25] and 1968.[26] In 1979, the IOC started to use Chinese Taipei to refer to this NOC, a compromise that was acceptable for the People's Republic of China to start participating in the Olympic Games.[49][50]
^ COD: The Democratic Republic of the Congo was known as Zaire (ZAI) between 1984[32] and 1996.[35]
^ CIV: Côte d'Ivoire was known as Ivory Coast between 1964[25] and 1988.[33]
^ EGY: Egypt participated as the United Arab Republic between 1960[24] and 1968.[26]
^ GHA: Prior to Ghana's independence in 1957, Gold Coast participated in the 1952 Games.[21]
^ GUY: Prior to Guyana's independence in 1966, British Guiana participated from 1948[20] to 1964.[25]
^ MYA: Myanmar was known as Burma (BIR) between 1948[20] and 1988.[33]
^ SAM: Samoa was known as Western Samoa between 1984[32] and 1996.[35]
^ SCG: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, consisting of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro, participated at the Games since 1996. It was reconstituted as the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003. At the 1996[35] and 2000[36] Games, the nation was still designated Yugoslavia (YUG). The Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) designation and code were first used at the 2004 Games.[37]
^ SRI: Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon (CEY) between 1948[20] and 1972.[28]
^ TAN: Although Tanganyika and Zanzibar had already merged to form Tanzania in April 1964, the nation was designated Tanganyika in the official report of the 1964 Games.[25]
^ ZAM: Zambia achieved independence on the last day of the 1964 Games, but had participated as Northern Rhodesia (NRH) during those Games.[25]
^ ZIM: Prior to Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, Southern Rhodesia participated as Rhodesia (RHO) in 1928,[17] 1960,[24] and 1964.[25]

Participation notes

  1. ^ The Bulgarian Olympic Committee claims that Charles Champaud, a Swiss gymnastics teacher living in Sofia, competed for the nation in 1896.[3]
  2. ^ Chile claims that one athlete, Luis Subercaseaux Errázuriz, competed for the nation in 1896.[4]
  3. ^ Dionysios Kasdaglis, tennisman in 1896, was maybe Egyptian.
  4. ^ For athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics, Adolphe Klingelhoeffer was the son of a Brazilian diplomat. Although he was born and raised in Paris, he had Brazilian citizenship in 1900 and maintained this citizenship until at least the 1940s per French athletics historian Alain Bouille. As this was discovered in late 2008, his participation is usually attributed to France.
  5. ^ For tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics, Francisco Henríquez de Zubiría, living in Paris in 1900, had Colombian citizenship but has played with French team of tug of war.
  6. ^ Some sources[9][51] consider Léon Thiércelin and André Corvington, competitors in fencing at the 1900 Games, and Constantin Henriquez in rugby, of Haitian nationality.
  7. ^ Some sources[9][51] consider Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed at the 1900 Games, of Persian nationality and therefore the first Olympic appearance by Iran.
  8. ^ Michel Théato's gold medal in the marathon at the 1900 Games is currently attributed to France, although it has since been discovered that he was born in Luxembourg.[9]
  9. ^ Victor Lindberg, maybe water polo player in 1900, was New Zealander.
  10. ^ Some sources[9][51] consider Carlos de Candamo, a competitor in fencing at the 1900 Games, of Peruvian nationality.
  11. a b Sources are inconsistent regarding Albert Corey's participation for France in 1904. Although the Games report refers to Corey as a "Frenchman wearing the colors of the Chicago Athletic Association",[52] the IOC attributes his medal in the marathon to the United States instead of France, and in contradiction, the medal in the four mile team race to a mixed team composed of athletes from multiple nations instead of just the United States.[45]
  12. a b c d e Cambodia, Egypt, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland participated in the equestrian events of the 1956 Games held in Stockholm in June,[23] but did not attend the Games in Melbourne later that year.[22]
  13. ^ Syria was part of the United Arab Republic in 1960, but it is unknown if any Syrian athletes participated as part of the UAR team.
  14. ^ Singapore was part of the Federation of Malaysia in 1964 before gaining independence in 1965.
  15. a b c d Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia competed for the first three days of the 1976 Games before withdrawing in support of the boycott by most African nations.[29]
  16. a b c d e Suriname at the 1960 Games, Libya at the 1964 Games, Liberia at the 1980 Games, Brunei at the 1988 Games, Djibouti at the 2004 Games took part in the Opening Ceremony, but neither athlete competed, so they are not counted as the participation nations at the IOC Olympic Games web site. Suriname's lone athlete withdrew from 1960 Games due to a scheduling error. Libya marched in the opening ceremony of the 1964 Games,[25] but then withdrew from competition. Liberia's athletes withdrew from 1980 Games after marching in the Opening Ceremony and took part of the boycott. Brunei's participation in the 1988 Games consisted only of a single official, but no competing athletes.[33] Djibouti marched in the Parade of Nations 2004 Games, but neither athlete competed.

See also

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