Iceland

Overview

NOCÍþrótta- og Ólympíusamband Íslands
Flagbearers76

Participants

Olympic Games 302
Youth Olympic Games 36

Description

The first sporting organisation in Iceland was founded on 28 January 1912 with the Icelandic Sports Federation (Íþróttasamband Íslands). The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Iceland was first formed on 29 September 1921, but this was replaced by a new one in 1934 and this organisation was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 11 January 1935 at the IOC session in Oslo. The Íþróttasamband Íslands and the NOC of Iceland merged in 1997 to become the National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland.

Iceland sent one athlete to the 1908 Olympics, Jóhannes Jósefsson, a wrestler, although he marched with the Danish team at the Opening Ceremony. The country also sent two athletes to the 1912 Olympics, but did not again appear until 1936. Since that time it has never failed to be present at an Olympic Games. It has competed at all the Olympic Winter Games since 1948, except for 1972. Iceland has won four medals in the Olympic Games, a silver in triple jump (track & field athletics) by Vilhjálmur Einarsson in 1956, a bronze in half-heavyweight judo by Bjarni Friðriksson in 1984, a bronze by Vala Flosadóttir in women’s pole vault in 2000, and a silver by the men’s handball team in 2008. It could be argued that Icelanders have won a gold medal. In 1920, Canada won a gold medal in ice hockey at Antwerp, represented by the club team, the Winnipeg Falcons. Of the eight Canadians on that team, seven were of Icelandic origin and had dual citizenship.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 3 20 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 1 9 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 1 25 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 4 13 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 3 30 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 28 4 32 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 3 27 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 9 18 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 21 5 26 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 7 27 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 4 6 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 21 6 27 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 19 1 20 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 8 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 40 15 55 Results
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 53 11 64 Results
Badminton 2 2 4 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 21 1 22 Results
Handball 71 0 71 Results
Judo 9 0 9 Results
Sailing 4 0 4 Results
Shooting 3 0 3 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 3 0 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 26 24 50 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 8 0 8 Results
Weightlifting 5 0 5 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Football (Football) 18 0 18 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 5 8 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Handball 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Football 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Vilhjálmur Einarsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Snorri Guðjónsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Róbert Gunnarsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Sigfús Sigurðsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Ólafur Stefánsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Sverre Jakobsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Logi Geirsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Ingimundur Ingimundarson ISL 0 1 0 1
Sturla Ásgeirsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Alexander Petersson ISL 0 1 0 1
Björgvin Gustavsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Hreiðar Guðmundsson ISL 0 1 0 1
Arnór Atlason ISL 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Aron Kári Aðalsteinsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Atli Hrafn Andrason ISL 0 0 1 1
Sigurbergur Bjarnason ISL 0 0 1 1
Sölvi Björnsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Kolbeinn Birgir Finnsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Helgi Guðjónsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Torfi Tímoteus Gunnarsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Alex Þór Hauksson ISL 0 0 1 1
Jónatan Ingi Jónsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Kristófer Ingi Kristinsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Gísli Þorgeir Kristjánsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Ísak Atli Kristjánsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Karl Viðar Magnússon ISL 0 0 1 1
Hilmar Andrew McShane ISL 0 0 1 1
Kristinn Pétursson ISL 0 0 1 1
Aron Birkir Stefánsson ISL 0 0 1 1
Óliver Dagur Thorlacius ISL 0 0 1 1
Guðmundur Andri Tryggvason ISL 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Benedikt Waage 1946—1966