Greece

Overview

NOCComité Olympique Hellénique
Flagbearers82

Participants

Olympic Games 1426
Intercalated Games 312
Youth Olympic Games 68

Description

Greece is the home of the Olympics, the Ancient Olympic Games having been held there from at least 776 B.C. through 393 A.D. The Modern Olympic Games were revived and first held in Athens in 1896. Prior to 1896, several attempts at revival of the Olympics were contested in Greece, notably the Zappas Olympics of 1859, 1870, 1875, and 1889. Since 1896, Greek participation has been continuous at all Games of the Olympiad. In honor of being the ancestral home of the Olympics, at the Opening Ceremony, the Greek athletes always march first into the stadium. Greece has also competed at the Olympic Winter Games, first appearing in 1936 and missing only the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics since. Greece hosted the Games of the Ist Olympiad in Athens in 1896, the Intercalated Olympic Games of 1906, and the Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in 2004. Greek athletes have won 146 medals in the Olympics (39 gold), with 80 of those occurring in 1896 and 1906, and 16 medals and six gold won in 2004. Pyrros Dimas leads the Greek medallists with four medals and three gold medals in weightlifting. He is the only Greek to win three gold medals, although he is an ethnic Albanian, but both Kostas Tsiklitiras and Nikolaos Georgantas won four medals in the early years of the Modern Olympics.

In 1961 and again in 1971 the Olympic Committee of Greece was awarded with the Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy. In 1978 the Olympic Committee was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 102 0 102 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 0 14 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 307 5 312 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 0 20 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 0 22 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 0 47 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 38 1 39 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 1 41 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 60 1 61 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 48 0 48 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 48 0 48 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 0 44 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 58 2 60 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 2 36 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 38 3 41 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 59 4 63 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 12 56 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 14 70 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 87 34 121 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 10 3 13 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 58 140 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 215 211 426 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 70 152 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 18 10 28 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 65 37 102 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 12 10 22 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 36 92 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 6 12 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 27 5 32 Results
Archery 3 3 6 Results
Art Competitions 7 0 7 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 14 12 26 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 14 14 Results
Athletics 230 80 310 Results
Badminton 2 0 2 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 23 0 23 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 40 12 52 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 5 7 Results
Biathlon 3 2 5 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 6 0 6 Results
Boxing 27 0 27 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 15 4 19 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 3 0 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 12 0 12 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 21 1 22 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 5 6 11 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 0 2 2 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 3 4 Results
Fencing 43 6 49 Results
Football (Football) 38 18 56 Results
Golf 1 0 1 Results
Handball 15 15 30 Results
Judo 10 7 17 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Modern Pentathlon 3 1 4 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 37 37 Results
Rowing 42 8 50 Results
Sailing 69 13 82 Results
Shooting 92 7 99 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 2 1 3 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 2 1 3 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 14 14 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 66 30 96 Results
Table Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Taekwondo 2 3 5 Results
Tennis 14 6 20 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Tug-Of-War 5 0 5 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 12 12 24 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 95 19 114 Results
Weightlifting 42 7 49 Results
Wrestling 80 5 85 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 19 0 19 Results
Athletics 75 0 75 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 6 0 6 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 8 0 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 3 0 3 Results
Fencing 13 0 13 Results
Football (Football) 22 0 22 Results
Rowing 115 0 115 Results
Shooting 26 0 26 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 0 6 Results
Tennis 9 5 14 Results
Tug-Of-War 8 0 8 Results
Weightlifting 6 0 6 Results
Wrestling 9 0 9 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 0 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 3 5 Results
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 8 8 16 Results
Biathlon 2 3 5 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 1 2 3 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 4 3 7 Results
Sailing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 3 7 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 18 19 47
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 8 13 13 34
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 6 4 16
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 6 3 13
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 0 8
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 2 6
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 7 12 10 29
Weightlifting 6 5 4 15
Artistic Gymnastics 5 3 2 10
Shooting 4 4 5 13
Sailing 3 2 3 8
Fencing 2 1 2 5
Wrestling 1 3 7 11
Swimming 1 3 2 6
Taekwondo 1 3 0 4
Judo 1 0 1 2
Art Competitions 1 0 0 1
Cycling Road 1 0 0 1
Diving 1 0 0 1
Cycling Track 0 3 0 3
Tennis 0 2 1 3
Rowing 0 1 2 3
Marathon Swimming 0 1 0 1
Water Polo 0 1 0 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shooting 2 3 3 8
Tennis 1 3 2 6
Athletics 1 2 4 7
Fencing 1 2 1 4
Rowing 1 2 1 4
Artistic Gymnastics 1 0 1 2
Weightlifting 1 0 0 1
Tug-Of-War 0 1 0 1
Football 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rowing 0 2 1 3
Swimming 0 1 0 1
3x3 Basketball 0 0 1 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Pyrros Dimas GRE 3 0 1 4
Akakios Kakiasvili GRE
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2 0 0 2
Kostas Tsiklitiras GRE 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis GRE 1 1 1 3
Georgios Orfanidis GRE 1 1 0 2
Nikos Kaklamanakis GRE 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tambakos GRE 1 1 0 2
Sofia Bekatorou GRE 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis GRE 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki GRE 1 0 1 2

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nikolaos Georgantas GRE 1 2 0 3
Ioannis Georgiadis GRE 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orfanidis GRE 1 0 0 1
Konstantinos Skarlatos GRE 1 0 0 1
Georgios Aliprantis GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Agrimis GRE 1 0 0 1
Andreas Drivas GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Georgas GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Kaisarefs GRE 1 0 0 1
Demetrios Kakousis GRE 1 0 0 1
Pavlos Karangonidis GRE 1 0 0 1
Konstantinos Kefalas GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Lafiotis GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Loukas GRE 1 0 0 1
Isidoros Mikhas GRE 1 0 0 1
Argos Milonas GRE 1 0 0 1
Mikhail Mouratis GRE 1 0 0 1
Demetrios Piaditis GRE 1 0 0 1
Ioannis Pilouris GRE 1 0 0 1
Mikhail Sokos GRE 1 0 0 1
Khristos Tsirigotakis GRE 1 0 0 1
Petros Velliotis GRE 1 0 0 1
Esme Simiriotis GRE 1 0 0 1
Dimitrios Tofalos GRE 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Apostolos Khristou GRE 0 1 0 1
Apostolos Lampridis GRE 0 1 0 1
Michalis Nastopoulos GRE 0 1 0 1
Zoi Paraskevopoulou GRE 0 1 0 1
Athina Angelopoulou GRE 0 1 0 1
Eleni Diamanti GRE 0 0 1 1
Lydia Ntalamagka GRE 0 0 1 1
Theodoros Khrysanthopoulos GRE 0 0 1 1
Spyridon Panagiotaras GRE 0 0 1 1
Emmanuel Tselentakis GRE 0 0 1 1
Theodoros Tsiloulis GRE 0 0 1 1
Lampros Vlachos GRE 0 0 1 1
Marios Giakoumatos GRE 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Demetrios Vikelas 1894—1897
Alexandros, Count Merkati 1897—1925
Georgios Averof 1926—1930
Nikolaos Politis 1930—1933
Angelos Bolanaki 1933—1963
Ioannis Ketseas 1946—1965
Crown Prince Konstantinos 1963—1974
Pyrros Lappas 1965—1981
Crown Prince Konstantinos 1974—
Epaminondas Petralias 1975—1977
Nikolaos Nissiotis 1978—1986
Nikos Filaretos 1981—2005
Lambis Nikolaou 1986—2015
Nikos Filaretos 2006—2007
Lambis Nikolaou 2015—
Spyros Kapralos 2019—