Albania

Overview

NOCKomiteti Olimpik Kombëtar Shqiptar
Flagbearers24

Participants

Olympic Games 45
Youth Olympic Games 10

Description

Albania’s National Olympic Committee was founded in 1958, and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 25 May 1959 at the IOC session in Munich, but Albania did not compete at the Olympics until 1972. Albania then did not compete again at the Olympics for 20 years, returning in 1992. Albania has not won any medals. It has competed at the Olympic Winter Games trice, having been represented by alpine skier Erjon Tola in both 2006 and 2010 and by female alpine skier Suela Mëhilli in 2014. Albania has had fairly good weightlifters and a few of their lifters have emigrated to Greece, and competed for that nation at the Olympics, notably Pyrros Dimas, who was born in Albania, but won gold medals for Greece in weightlifting in 1996-2000-2004, and a bronze medal in 2008. The best result for athletes representing Albania is a fifth place, which came twice from weightlifters: in 2000 from Ilirjan Suli in the middleweight class and in 2016 from Briken Calja in the lightweight class.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 11 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 4 5 9 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Shooting 5 4 9 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 3 6 Results
Weightlifting 11 2 13 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 0 2 2 Results