Hungary

Overview

NOCMagyar Olimpiai Bizottság
Flagbearers85

Participants

Olympic Games 2753
Intercalated Games 35
Youth Olympic Games 155

Description

Hungary was one of the countries which attended the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, although it was, in fact, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A National Olympic Committee was formed in Hungary in 1895 by Dr. Ferenc Kemény, who was one of the founding members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Hungary has missed only two Olympics, including the Olympic Winter Games, at which it has appeared at all celebrations. Hungary was not invited to the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, having been an aggressor nation in World War I, and Hungary chose not to attend the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Hungary has been very successful in a variety of sports, but by far its greatest honors have come in fencing. In one fencing discipline, the sabre, it has been the dominant nation, and in fact, between 1908 and 1960 Hungary won 9 of 11 team titles and 10 of 11 individual titles in this event. Through 2014, Hungary has won 496 Olympic medals, including 170 gold. All but six of these came at the Summer Olympics. Two Hungarian Olympians have won 10 medals: Ágnes Keleti in gymnastics and Aladár Gerevich in fencing. Gerevich won seven gold medals, while two Hungarians have won six gold medals: Pál Kovács and Rudolf Kárpáti, both in fencing.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 35 0 35 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 0 64 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 121 0 121 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 86 3 89 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 93 16 109 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 2 58 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 197 19 216 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 22 3 25 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 107 21 128 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 5 22 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 162 27 189 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 4 12 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 88 20 108 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 157 27 184 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 150 32 182 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 22 6 28 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 135 32 167 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 187 45 232 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 124 54 178 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 182 81 263 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 152 36 188 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 159 58 217 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 13 11 24 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 11 16 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 147 66 213 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 9 17 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 109 69 178 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 14 11 25 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 119 90 209 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 11 8 19 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 88 83 171 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 28 23 51 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 9 15 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 93 59 152 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 26 31 57 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 9 16 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 88 66 154 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 6 15 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 10 18 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 13 23 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 21 18 39 Results
Archery 2 5 7 Results
Art Competitions 22 2 24 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 89 70 159 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 4 4 Results
Athletics 289 95 384 Results
Badminton 0 5 5 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 37 12 49 Results
Biathlon 12 10 22 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 8 2 10 Results
Boxing 85 0 85 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 18 0 18 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 105 27 132 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 18 10 28 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 39 1 40 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 23 1 24 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 9 10 19 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 3 0 3 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 20 1 21 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 20 0 20 Results
Fencing 149 39 188 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 19 21 40 Results
Football (Football) 125 0 125 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Handball 87 64 151 Results
Hockey 15 0 15 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 38 0 38 Results
Judo 34 11 45 Results
Modern Pentathlon 39 7 46 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 6 0 6 Results
Polo 5 0 5 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 4 4 Results
Rowing 118 19 137 Results
Sailing 49 10 59 Results
Shooting 100 13 113 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 10 11 21 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 6 0 6 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 15 3 18 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 146 82 228 Results
Table Tennis 8 7 15 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 13 13 26 Results
Triathlon 3 6 9 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 11 23 34 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 122 30 152 Results
Weightlifting 64 5 69 Results
Wrestling 164 2 166 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 8 0 8 Results
Athletics 12 0 12 Results
Fencing 5 0 5 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 0 6 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 5 9 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 4 8 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 4 13 17 Results
Biathlon 2 1 3 Results
Boxing 5 0 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 2 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 2 1 3 Results
Curling 2 2 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Fencing 3 4 7 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 0 2 2 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 1 3 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Mixed Sports 1 1 2 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Rowing 1 2 3 Results
Sailing 3 1 4 Results
Shooting 3 1 4 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 4 3 7 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 8 16 Results
Table Tennis 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 3 3 6 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Weightlifting 0 2 2 Results
Wrestling 1 1 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 10 16 42
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 12 7 30
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 6 6 23
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 10 12 32
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 7 5 22
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 5 13 28
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 1 5 16
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 10 7 26
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 6 3 17
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 6 3 17
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 4 6 18
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 3 4 15
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 10 15 32
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 10 21
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 13 16 35
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 8 7 21
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 6 11 23
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 5 5 16
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 5 15
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 5 0 10
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 5 13 22
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 2 10
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 2 9
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 3 8
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 2 5 3 10
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 4 10
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 2 5
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 37 23 27 87
Swimming 27 25 20 72
Canoe Sprint 24 26 24 74
Wrestling 19 16 19 54
Artistic Gymnastics 15 11 14 40
Athletics 10 12 18 40
Boxing 10 2 8 20
Modern Pentathlon 9 8 5 22
Water Polo 9 3 3 15
Shooting 7 3 7 17
Football 3 1 1 5
Weightlifting 2 9 9 20
Judo 1 3 5 9
Canoe Marathon 1 3 2 6
Art Competitions 1 2 1 4
Marathon Swimming 1 0 0 1
Short Track Speed Skating 1 0 0 1
Figure Skating 0 2 4 6
Handball 0 1 2 3
Rowing 0 1 2 3
Equestrian Jumping 0 0 1 1
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 3 1 5
Swimming 1 1 0 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1
Fencing 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 8 2 4 14
Canoe Sprint 2 2 0 4
Judo 1 1 1 3
Fencing 1 0 2 3
Athletics 0 2 5 7
Ice Hockey 0 2 0 2
Modern Pentathlon 0 2 0 2
Short Track Speed Skating 0 1 1 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 2 2
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Aladár Gerevich HUN 7 1 2 10
Pál Kovács HUN 6 0 1 7
Rudolf Kárpáti HUN 6 0 0 6
Ágnes Keleti HUN 5 3 2 10
Krisztina Egerszegi HUN 5 1 1 7
Danuta Kozák HUN 5 1 0 6
Győző Kulcsár HUN 4 0 2 6
Jenő Fuchs HUN 4 0 0 4
Tamás Darnyi HUN 4 0 0 4
Katalin Kovács HUN 3 5 0 8

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Zoltán Halmay HUN 1 1 0 2
Henrik Hajós HUN 1 0 0 1
Géza Kiss HUN 1 0 0 1
József Ónody HUN 1 0 0 1
György Sztantics HUN 1 0 0 1
István Mudin HUN 0 1 1 2
Lajos Gönczy HUN 0 1 0 1
Mihály Dávid HUN 0 1 0 1
Béla Erődi HUN 0 1 0 1
Péter Tóth HUN 0 0 1 1
Ferenc Holubán HUN 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boglárka Kapás HUN 2 1 0 3
Liliána Szilágyi HUN 2 0 0 2
Benjámin Grátz HUN 1 1 0 2
Patrik Esztergályos HUN 1 1 0 2
István Péni HUN 1 0 1 2
Péter Bernek HUN 1 0 0 1
Bence Biczó HUN 1 0 0 1
Tamás Kenderesi HUN 1 0 0 1
Sándor Tótka HUN 1 0 0 1
Laura Nagy HUN 1 0 0 1
Levente Hegedűs HUN 1 0 0 1
Ramóna Farkasdi HUN 1 0 0 1
Eszter Dudás HUN 1 0 0 1
Szabina Gercsák HUN 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Ferenc Kemény 1894—1907
Géza, Count Andrássy 1907—1938
Gyula von Muzsa 1909—1946
Miklós von Horthy 1939—1948
Ferenc Mező 1948—1961
Árpad Csánadi 1964—1983
Pál Schmitt 1983—
Tamás Aján 2000—2009
Tamás Aján 2010—2020
Dániel Gyurta 2016—