Sweden

Overview

NOCSveriges Olympiska Kommitté
Flagbearers88

Participants

Olympic Games 3844
Intercalated Games 39
Youth Olympic Games 172

Description

With the exception of the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, Sweden has competed at every Olympic Games and every Olympic Winter Games. Sweden was one of the more successful competing nations at the Olympics until 1952, placing second in the medal rankings of 1912, 1920 and 1948. The Swedes are also one of the top countries at the Winter Games. In total, the Swedes have won 629 medals, 195 of them gold. Swedish athletes have excelled in many sports, particularly 27 cross-country skiing (29 titles), wrestling (28), and athletics (21). However, the most successful Swede at the Olympics was a canoeist. Gert Fredriksson collected six golds, one silver and one bronze between 1948 and 1960. Cross-country skier Sixten Jernberg did win more medals (nine), but won less golds (four). Also nine medals in total (including three gold) were won by shooter Alf Swahn.

Stockholm, Sweden hosted the Games of the Vth Olympiad in 1912. Stockholm also hosted the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad in 1956 when Australia was unable to hold the equestrian events in Melbourne because of the country’s strict quarantine laws. Sweden also bid to host the 2004 Olympics (Stockholm), and the Winter Olympics of 1984 (Göteborg), 1988 (Falun), 1992 (Falun), 1994 (Östersund), 1998 (Östersund) and 2002 (Östersund), but these bids all failed.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 39 0 39 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 165 3 168 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 421 23 444 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 247 13 260 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 146 13 159 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 31 0 31 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 87 13 100 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 24 0 24 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 78 3 81 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 163 8 171 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 31 1 32 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 162 19 181 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 42 1 43 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 183 23 206 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 9 65 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 74 14 88 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 50 8 58 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 115 19 134 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 41 6 47 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 76 18 94 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 8 57 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 86 14 100 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 9 68 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 104 27 131 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 9 58 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 99 17 116 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 30 9 39 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 122 23 145 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 12 61 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 131 43 174 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 51 9 60 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 148 37 185 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 54 13 67 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 143 44 187 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 17 73 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 64 20 84 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 111 66 177 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 53 46 99 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 98 52 150 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 46 102 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 62 53 115 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 63 43 106 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 50 73 123 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 9 15 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 57 44 101 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 55 78 133 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 25 34 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 24 33 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 43 99 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 86 150 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 29 39 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 58 50 108 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 17 34 51 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 44 36 80 Results
Archery 12 13 25 Results
Art Competitions 47 3 50 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 95 29 124 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 462 70 532 Results
Badminton 9 9 18 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 12 0 12 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 4 0 4 Results
Biathlon 45 19 64 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 39 2 41 Results
Boxing 68 1 69 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 16 0 16 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 65 20 85 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 106 57 163 Results
Curling 21 17 38 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 3 3 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 81 13 94 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 12 0 12 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 49 33 82 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 29 13 42 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 44 10 54 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 50 6 56 Results
Equestrian Vaulting (Equestrian) 5 0 5 Results
Fencing 90 10 100 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 12 14 26 Results
Football (Football) 134 62 196 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 28 12 40 Results
Golf 2 2 4 Results
Handball 81 33 114 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 288 74 362 Results
Judo 15 6 21 Results
Luge 15 5 20 Results
Modern Pentathlon 52 1 53 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 15 0 15 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 91 8 99 Results
Sailing 221 19 240 Results
Shooting 183 12 195 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 0 1 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 45 0 45 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 20 10 30 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 65 10 75 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 140 117 257 Results
Table Tennis 11 6 17 Results
Taekwondo 3 4 7 Results
Tennis 31 14 45 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Tug-Of-War 19 0 19 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 12 0 12 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 50 0 50 Results
Weightlifting 51 1 52 Results
Wrestling 159 6 165 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 13 0 13 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 11 0 11 Results
Fencing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 3 0 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 0 6 Results
Tug-Of-War 8 0 8 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 1 2 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 5 5 10 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 2 3 5 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Biathlon 7 7 14 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 0 1 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 5 10 Results
Curling 6 6 12 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 1 2 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 7 6 13 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Handball 0 14 14 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 0 51 51 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Mixed Sports 3 5 8 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 0 4 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 6 10 Results
Table Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 0 2 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 24 17 65
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 20 25 64
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 11 18 46
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 13 10 35
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 5 9 24
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 6 11 25
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 12 25
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 1 14
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 5 14
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 5 10 21
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 7 17
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 5 6 16
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 4 11
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 13 12 29
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 6 6 16
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 5 3 12
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 3 10
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 2 8
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 1 7
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 0 5
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 2 6
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 12
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 1 7
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 3 8
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 0 5
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 1 4
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 0 3
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 11 6 19
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 7 6 15
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 3 11
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 2 5 7 14
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 4 10
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 2 8
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 8
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 3 7
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 3 5
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 7 4 12
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 3 8
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 3 4
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 7 11
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 1 5
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 5 7
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 4 4
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cross Country Skiing 31 25 24 80
Wrestling 28 27 31 86
Athletics 19 21 41 81
Shooting 15 24 18 57
Canoe Sprint 11 9 3 23
Sailing 10 12 13 35
Swimming 9 15 14 38
Modern Pentathlon 9 7 5 21
Equestrian Dressage 7 5 7 19
Speed Skating 7 4 5 16
Equestrian Eventing 7 4 3 14
Alpine Skiing 7 2 9 18
Diving 6 8 7 21
Biathlon 5 3 6 14
Figure Skating 5 3 2 10
Artistic Gymnastics 5 2 1 8
Canoe Marathon 4 2 1 7
Cycling Road 3 5 8 16
Equestrian Jumping 3 3 3 9
Curling 3 3 2 8
Ice Hockey 2 4 5 11
Fencing 2 3 2 7
Art Competitions 2 0 2 4
Football 1 1 2 4
Table Tennis 1 1 1 3
Cycling Mountain Bike 1 0 0 1
Tug-Of-War 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 5 6 11
Handball 0 4 0 4
Tennis 0 3 5 8
Archery 0 2 0 2
Rowing 0 2 0 2
Water Polo 0 1 2 3
Freestyle Skiing 0 1 1 2
Nordic Combined 0 1 1 2
Ski Jumping 0 1 1 2
Golf 0 1 0 1
Snowboarding 0 1 0 1
Triathlon 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 0 0 4 4
Equestrian Vaulting 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 4 5 11
Shooting 0 1 1 2
Tug-Of-War 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cross Country Skiing 4 4 3 11
Alpine Skiing 4 2 1 7
Ice Hockey 2 1 0 3
Athletics 2 0 1 3
Freestyle Skiing 1 1 2 4
Golf 1 1 0 2
Fencing 0 1 1 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Biathlon 0 0 1 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gert Fredriksson SWE 6 1 1 8
Sixten Jernberg SWE 4 3 2 9
Gunde Svan SWE 4 1 1 6
Henri Saint Cyr SWE 4 0 0 4
Thomas Wassberg SWE 4 0 0 4
Charlotte Kalla SWE 3 6 0 9
Vilhelm Carlberg SWE 3 4 0 7
Alf Swahn SWE 3 3 3 9
Agneta Andersson SWE 3 2 2 7
Oscar Swahn SWE 3 1 2 6

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Eric Lemming SWE 1 0 3 4
Hjalmar Mellander SWE 1 0 0 1
John Svanberg SWE 0 2 0 2
Bruno Söderström SWE 0 1 1 2
Hübner von Holst SWE 0 1 0 1
Knut Lindberg SWE 0 1 0 1
Erik Granfelt SWE 0 0 1 1
Oswald Holmberg SWE 0 0 1 1
Axel Norling SWE 0 0 1 1
Vilhelm Carlberg SWE 0 0 1 1
Edward Dahl SWE 0 0 1 1
Kristian Hellström SWE 0 0 1 1
Gustaf Grönberger SWE 0 0 1 1
Anton Gustafsson SWE 0 0 1 1
Carl Svensson SWE 0 0 1 1
Ture Wersäll SWE 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Adam Hofstedt SWE 2 0 1 3
Märta Rosenberg SWE 1 1 1 3
Edvin Anger SWE 1 1 0 2
Marcus Kinhult SWE 1 1 0 2
Johanna Hagström SWE 1 1 0 2
Angelica Bengtsson SWE 1 0 0 1
Lina Bäcklin SWE 1 0 0 1
Khaddi Sagnia SWE 1 0 0 1
Emmy Alasalmi SWE 1 0 0 1
Sabina Küller SWE 1 0 0 1
Maja Nylén-Persson SWE 1 0 0 1
Emma Sahlin SWE 1 0 0 1
Erik Wahlberg SWE 1 0 0 1
Linnea Strom SWE 1 0 0 1
Filip Ågren SWE 1 0 0 1
Magdalena Fjällström SWE 1 0 0 1
Kristin Andersson SWE 1 0 0 1
Matildah Andersson SWE 1 0 0 1
Sara Besseling SWE 1 0 0 1
Johanna Eidensten SWE 1 0 0 1
Wilma Ekström SWE 1 0 0 1
Maria Fuhrberg SWE 1 0 0 1
Rebecca Hoglund SWE 1 0 0 1
Anna Johansson SWE 1 0 0 1
Anna Kjellbin SWE 1 0 0 1
Cajsa Lillbäck SWE 1 0 0 1
Amanda Lindberg SWE 1 0 0 1
Linn Peterson SWE 1 0 0 1
Jessica Wahlström Hjorth SWE 1 0 0 1
Malin Wong SWE 1 0 0 1
Moa Lundgren SWE 1 0 0 1
Anna Amholt SWE 1 0 0 1
Josefin Bouveng SWE 1 0 0 1
Fanny Brolin SWE 1 0 0 1
Jennifer Carlsson SWE 1 0 0 1
Wilma Carlsson SWE 1 0 0 1
Julia Gustafsson SWE 1 0 0 1
Therese Järnkrok SWE 1 0 0 1
Lina Ljungblom SWE 1 0 0 1
Sofie Lundin SWE 1 0 0 1
Ronja Mogren SWE 1 0 0 1
Linnéa Sjölund SWE 1 0 0 1
Madelene Strömgren SWE 1 0 0 1
Mina Waxin SWE 1 0 0 1
Madelen Westerlund SWE 1 0 0 1
Agnes Wilhelmsson SWE 1 0 0 1
Ethel Wilhelmsson SWE 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Viktor Gustaf Balck 1894—1921
Clarence, Count von Rosen 1900—1948
Sigfrid Edström 1921—1952
Clarence, Count von Rosen 1948—1955
Bo Ekelund 1948—1965
Sigfrid Edström 1952—1964
Gustaf Dyrssen 1952—1970
Bo Ekelund 1965—1983
Gunnar Ericsson 1965—2013
Gustaf Dyrssen 1970—1981
Sven Thofelt 1970—1976
Sven Thofelt 1976—1993
Matts Carlgren 1976—1993
Matts Carlgren 1993—1999
Arne Ljungqvist 1994—2012
Gunnar Ericsson 1996—2013
Gunilla Lindberg 1996—
Pernilla Wiberg 2002—2010
Göran Petersson 2009—2012
Arne Ljungqvist 2012—
Stefan Holm 2013—