North Macedonia (MKD)

Overview

NOCOlympic Committee of North Macedonia
Flagbearers30

Participants

Olympic Games 57
Youth Olympic Games 26
Other competitors with MKD nationality 43

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, North 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, has been very controversial. Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Albania all lay claim to regions of (historical) Macedonia, and the name. The European Community recognized Macedonia’s independence, but only under the name “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM), which was 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 the Yugoslav Republic of 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 13 championships, including four in the stadion (sprint) event. Two of these were consecutive by Antigonos in 292-288 BCE. The greatest Olympic champion of ancient Macedonia was Philip II, King of Macedonia and the father of Alexander the Great, who won three Olympic titles.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1996 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 8 3 11 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 7 3 10 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Youth Olympic Games 2 4 6 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Youth Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 4 6 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Youth Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2020 Summer Olympics North Macedonia Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics North Macedonia 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 5 5 10 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 3 1 4 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Judo 0 2 2 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 3 2 5 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 7 14 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 8 0 8 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 0 3 Results
Athletics 1 0 1 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
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Karate 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 3 5 Results
Taekwondo 0 1 1 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Taekwondo 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Karate 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

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

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fahik Veseli MKD 0 0 1 1