Greece (GRE)

Overview

NOCComité Olympique Hellénique
Flagbearers87

Participants

Olympic Games 1457
Intercalated Games 323
Youth Olympic Games 101
Forerunners To The Olympic Games 64
Other competitors with GRE nationality 3

Description

Greece is the home of the Olympics, the Ancient Olympic Games having been held there from at least 776 BCE through 393 CE. 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. Through 2018, Greek athletes have won 118 medals in the Olympics (34 gold), with many of those occurring in 1896 (and 1906 - not included in that total), and 16 medals and 6 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 As Competition Type Men Women Total
1859 Zappas Olympic Games Greece Forerunners To The Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1870 Zappas Olympic Games Greece Forerunners To The Olympic Games 20 0 20 Results
1875 Zappas Olympic Games Greece Forerunners To The Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1888-89 Zappas Olympic Games Greece Forerunners To The Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1896 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 102 0 102 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 14 0 14 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Greece Intercalated Games 318 5 323 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 20 0 20 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 22 0 22 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 47 0 47 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 38 1 39 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 40 1 41 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 60 1 61 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 48 0 48 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 48 0 48 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 44 0 44 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 58 2 60 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 34 2 36 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 38 3 41 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 59 4 63 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 44 12 56 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 56 14 70 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 87 34 121 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 10 3 13 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 82 58 140 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 215 211 426 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 82 70 152 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Greece Youth Olympic Games 18 10 28 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 65 37 102 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Greece Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Greece Youth Olympic Games 12 10 22 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 56 36 92 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Greece Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Greece Youth Olympic Games 14 19 33 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Greece Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Greece Olympic Games 45 28 73 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Greece 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 232 84 316 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) 13 0 13 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 7 50 Results
Football (Football) 38 18 56 Results
Handball 15 15 30 Results
Judo 11 8 19 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 3 1 4 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 37 37 Results
Rowing 42 11 53 Results
Sailing 69 16 85 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) 70 29 99 Results
Table Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Taekwondo 2 4 6 Results
Tennis 15 7 22 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) 103 19 122 Results
Weightlifting 42 7 49 Results
Wrestling 81 5 86 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) 33 0 33 Results
Rowing 116 0 116 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 3 5 Results
Athletics 13 16 29 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
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 2 3 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Mixed Sports 0 3 3 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 5 5 10 Results
Sailing 3 1 4 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 5 11 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Taekwondo 2 1 3 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 1 1 2 Results

Forerunners To The Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 20 0 20 Results
Athletics 40 0 40 Results
Tug-Of-War 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 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 14 13 35
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
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 1 2 6
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
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 8 12 10 30
Weightlifting 6 5 4 15
Artistic Gymnastics 5 3 3 11
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
Rowing 1 1 2 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
Water Polo 0 2 0 2
Marathon Swimming 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
Football 0 1 1 2
Tug-Of-War 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rowing 1 2 1 4
Athletics 1 0 2 3
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Swimming 0 2 0 2
3x3 Basketball 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Pyrros Dimas GRE 3 0 1 4
Akakios Kakiasvili GEO
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2 0 0 2
Kostas Tsiklitiras GRE 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis GRE 1 1 1 3
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos GRE 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orfanidis GRE 1 1 0 2
Nikos Kaklamanakis GRE 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tambakos GRE 1 1 0 2
Ioannis Mitropoulos GRE 1 0 1 2
Sofia Bekatorou GRE 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis GRE 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki GRE 1 0 1 2
Lefteris Petrounias 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
Alexandros Kalpogiannakis GRE 1 0 0 1
Elina Tzengko GRE 1 0 0 1
Christina Bourmpou GRE 1 0 0 1
Maria Kyridou GRE 1 0 0 1
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
Savvas Thomoglou GRE 0 1 0 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—