Georgia (GEO)

Overview

NOCGeorgian National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers36

Participants

Olympic Games 195
Youth Olympic Games 46
Other competitors with GEO nationality 156

Description

Many Georgian athletes competed from 1952 to 1988 for the Soviet Union. Its top sports were judo and wrestling and, in fact, Georgian judoka won more medals for the Soviet Union than any other republic, including Russia. The most famous Georgian Olympic athletes under Soviet rule were wrestlers Davit Gobejishvili (one gold and one bronze) and Levan Tediashvili (two gold), and track & field athletes Viktor Saneyev (three gold and one silver in triple jump) and Robert’ Shavlaq’adze (gold in high jump). Georgian athletes were present at Barcelona in 1992 as members of the Unified Team.

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Georgia was formed in 1989 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC session in Monte Carlo, in September 1993. Georgia first competed at the 1996 Summer Games as an independent nation. Georgia has won 40 Olympic medals, with 10 gold, all at the Summer Olympics.

One athlete from Georgia has won two gold medals: Lasha Talakhadze, in 2016 and 2020, both in the weightlifting super-heavyweight class. Lasha Shavdatuashvili is the only Georgian athlete with three medals, one of each color, in men’s judo half-lightweight (2012) and lightweight classes (2016 and 2020).

Georgia’s first Olympic appearance as an independent nation occurred at Lillehammer 1994, where it was represented by five athletes who competed in luge, alpine skiing, and ski jumping. It has since competed at all eight Olympic Winter Games through 2022, with its athletes having competed in Alpine skiing, figure skating, luge, and ski jumping. Their best finish has been a sixth place at Beijing 2022, by its mixed figure skating team.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Georgia 5 0 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Georgia 27 7 34 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Georgia 3 1 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Georgia 27 9 36 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Georgia 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Georgia 26 6 32 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Georgia 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Georgia 27 8 35 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Georgia 3 3 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Georgia 28 6 34 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Georgia 2 2 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Georgia 30 10 40 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Georgia 3 1 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Georgia 28 5 33 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Georgia 5 4 9 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Georgia 4 1 5 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Georgia 1 1 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Georgia 9 3 12 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Georgia 2 0 2 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Georgia 12 3 15 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Georgia 5 5 10 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 2 9 Results
Archery 0 5 5 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 9 8 17 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Boxing 13 0 13 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Fencing 2 0 2 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 5 5 10 Results
Judo 32 3 35 Results
Karate 1 0 1 Results
Luge 4 0 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 3 3 Results
Sailing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 2 6 Results
Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Weightlifting 14 1 15 Results
Wrestling 52 0 52 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 0 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Athletics 4 1 5 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 2 3 5 Results
Judo 3 2 5 Results
Luge 3 0 3 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 7 0 7 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 5 1 8
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 4 7
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 4 1 6
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 6 6
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Judo 4 5 3 12
Wrestling 3 6 10 19
Weightlifting 3 1 3 7
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 1 3 2 6
Judo 0 2 0 2
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Figure Skating 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lasha Talakhadze GEO 2 0 0 2
Lasha Shavdatuashvili GEO 1 1 1 3
Vladimer Khinchegashvili GEO 1 1 0 2
Giorgi Asanidze GEO 1 0 1 2
Zurab Zviadauri GEO 1 0 0 1
Manuchar K'virk'velia GEO 1 0 0 1
Revaz Mindorashvili GEO 1 0 0 1
Irakli Tsirekidze GEO 1 0 0 1
Lasha Bekauri GEO 1 0 0 1
Giorgi Gogshelidze GEO 0 1 1 2
Geno Petriashvili GEO 0 1 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alina Butaeva GEO 1 0 1 2
Luka Berulava GEO 1 0 1 2
Giorgi Chkhikvadze GEO 1 0 0 1
Tamazi Kirakozashvili GEO 0 1 0 1
Meki Simonia GEO 0 1 0 1
Ilia Sulamanidze GEO 0 1 0 1
Archil Malakmadze GEO 0 1 0 1
Giorgi Gegelashvili GEO 0 1 0 1
Giorgi Tokhadze GEO 0 1 0 1
Irakli Mosidze GEO 0 0 1 1
Iveriko Julakidze GEO 0 0 1 1
Nino Khutsiberidze GEO 0 0 1 1