Syrian Arab Republic

Overview

NOCSyrian Olympic Committee
Flagbearers28

Participants

Olympic Games 132
Youth Olympic Games 16

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Syria was formed in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 31 January 1948 at the IOC session in St. Moritz. Syria sent one athlete to the 1948 Olympic Games. In 1960, the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) (UAR) competed at Rome with 74 athletes. Syria was a member of the UAR at that time and Syrian officials have variably listed 1 to 3 of the UAR athletes as Syrian, although none of them appear to have competed. Syria and Egypt split their political alliance in 1961 and Syria did not compete in the 1964 Olympic Games. It returned to the Olympic fold in 1968, and has since missed only 1976. It has yet to compete at an Olympic Winter Games. It has so far won three Olympics medals, the first coming in 1984 (Joseph Atiyeh, silver in freestyle heavyweight wrestling), followed by Ghada Shouaa’s gold in 1996 (women’s heptathlon) and Naser El-Shami in 2004 (bronze, heavyweight boxing).

Participated as

Edition Name
1948 Summer Olympics Syria
All other editions Syrian Arab Republic

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 65 2 67 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 7 9 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 17 7 24 Results
Boxing 17 0 17 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Football (Football) 15 0 15 Results
Judo 9 0 9 Results
Shooting 10 1 11 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 2 8 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 9 1 10 Results
Wrestling 32 0 32 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Athletics 1 3 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ghada Shouaa SYR 1 0 0 1
Joseph Atiyeh SYR 0 1 0 1
Naser Al Shami SYR 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total

IOC Members

Samih Moudallal 1998—2019
Samih Moudallal 2019—