North Macedonia

Overview

NOCOlympic Committee of North Macedonia
Flagbearers27

Participants

Olympic Games 49
Youth Olympic Games 20

Description

This former Yugoslav republic declared its independence from Yugoslavia on 8 September 1991. The Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was formed in 1992 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1993. The republic first competed at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1996 and at the Olympic Winter Games in 1998. It has been represented at every Olympic Games since then. At the 2000 Olympics, Macedonia won its first Olympic medal as an independent nation, with a bronze by Mogamed Ibragimov in light-heavyweight freestyle wrestling.

The name of the nation, since its independence from Yugoslavia, is very controversial. Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Albania all lay claim to regions of (historical) Macedonia, and the name. The European Community recognizes Macedonia’s independence, but only under the name “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM), which is also used by the IOC. In late 2004, the United States controversially recognized Macedonia under the name “Republic of Macedonia”. The country’s name was changed in 2019 to North Macedonia after negotiations with the Greek government.

From 1924 to 1988 a few Yugoslav Olympians were from Macedonia. The best represented sport at the Olympics among Macedonians has been wrestling. Both Šaban Trstena and Šaban Šejdi from Skopje won two wrestling medals at the Olympics between 1980 and 1988. Two Macedonians also competed in the 1992 Olympics, as Independent Olympic Participants.

In the Ancient Olympics, it is known that Macedonians, then part of Ancient Greece, won nine championships, including four in the stadion (sprint) event. Two of these were consecutive by Antigonos in 292-288 B.C. The greatest Olympic champion of ancient Macedonia was Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great, who won three Olympic titles.

Participated as

Edition Name
1996 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1998 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2000 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2002 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2004 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2006 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2008 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2010 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2012 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2014 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2016 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2018 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
All other editions North Macedonia

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 3 11 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 3 10 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 4 6 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 6 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Athletics 4 5 9 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 3 1 4 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 6 12 Results
Wrestling 7 0 7 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 0 3 Results
Badminton 0 1 1 Results
Biathlon 1 1 2 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mogamed Ibragimov AZE
MKD
0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total