Bhutan at the Olympics

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Bhutan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Bhutan
IOC code  BHU
NOC Bhutan Olympic Committee
Website bhutanolympiccommittee.org
Olympic history
Summer Games

The Bhutan Olympic Committee was formed in 1983 and recognized by the IOC the same year.[1]

The first Summer Olympics that Bhutan participated in was the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. For each Summer Olympic Games from then until 2008, Bhutan was only represented by archers. Archery is the national sport of Bhutan.[2] The first non-archer to compete for Bhutan was Kunzang Choden in the 2012 Olympics. She competed in the women's 10m air-rifle event. [3] [4] The 2012 Bhutan team contained no men. [5]

Bhutan has never won an Olympic Medal. [6]

In spite of the fact that Bhutan is very mountainous, it has never competed in the Winter Games.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Sports Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1984 Los Angeles 6 1 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 3 1 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 6 1 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 2 1 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 2 1 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 2 1 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 London 2 2 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IOC. "Bhutan". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.atarn.org/tibet_bhutan/bhutan/bhutan01.htm
  3. ^ Reuters article
  4. ^ London 2012 profile
  5. ^ Bhutan 2012 team
  6. ^ Sports Reference. "Bhutan". Retrieved 13 July 2011.