United Arab Republic (UAR)

Overview

Participants

Olympic Games 74

Description

In 1958, Egypt merged with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, but the union lasted only until 1961. At the 1960 Olympic Games, Egypt and Syria competed together as the United Arab Republic, with a 74-athlete team, although all the athletes appear to have been Egyptian. Syrian officials list 1-3 Syrian athletes (the precise numbers are unclear), but none of them seem to have competed. After Syria left the United Arab Republic in 1961, Egypt continued to compete at the Olympic Games under that name in 1964 and 1968, but then reverted to using the name Egypt in 1972 and has competed under that name since.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1960 Summer Olympics United Arab Republic Olympic Games 74 0 74 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 6 0 6 Results
Athletics 2 0 2 Results
Boxing 4 0 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 3 0 3 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 3 0 3 Results
Fencing 6 0 6 Results
Football (Football) 17 0 17 Results
Rowing 9 0 9 Results
Shooting 3 0 3 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 10 0 10 Results
Weightlifting 7 0 7 Results
Wrestling 4 0 4 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

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

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Osman El-Sayed UAR 0 1 0 1
Abdel Moneim El-Gindy UAR 0 0 1 1