Cyprus

Overview

NOCCyprus National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers45

Participants

Olympic Games 121
Youth Olympic Games 17

Description

The Cyprus National Olympic Committee was formed on 10 June 1974 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in April 1979 at the IOC session in Montevideo. Since making its official Olympic début in 1980, Cyprus has competed at the Olympics of 1980-2012. Its first Olympic participation, however, occurred at the Olympic Winter Games of 1980 in Lake Placid, and it has sent competitors to every Winter Olympics since. However, several athletes of Cypriot nationality competed in 1896, representing Greece, and this continued to occur through 1976.

Through 2008 all of Cyprus’s Olympic placements better than 10th place have come in one event – skeet shooting, which has occurred as follows: 1996 menAntonis Andreou – =9th; 2000 men – Antonis Andreou – 8th; 2000 womenSofia Miaouli – =9th; 2004 menGiorgos Akhilleos – =8th; 2008 menAntonis Nikolaidis – 4th and Giorgos Akhilleos – 5th; and 2008 womenAntri Eleftheriou – 7th. But in 2012 Cyprus won its first Olympic medal in sailing, when Pavlos Kontides won silver in men’s one person Dinghy.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 2 14 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 4 17 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 2 17 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 5 22 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 7 20 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 10 17 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 4 13 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 4 5 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 6 15 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 12 3 15 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 22 15 37 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Judo 10 0 10 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 3 3 Results
Sailing 14 1 15 Results
Shooting 10 3 13 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 9 8 17 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 1 3 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 3 4 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Pavlos Kontides CYP 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alexandros Poursanidis CYP 0 1 0 1
Paraskevi Andreou CYP 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Kikis Lazarides 2002—2005