China at the Olympics

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This article is about the Olympic team that started in 1952. For the team that appeared from 1932 to 1948, see Republic of China at the Olympics.
China at the Olympic Games

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Republic of China (1932–1948)

Originally having participated in Olympics for delegation of Republic of China (ROC) from 1932 to 1948, China competed at the Olympic Games under the name of the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the first time in 1952, at the Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland, although they only arrived in time to participate in one event.[1] That year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed both the PRC and the Republic of China (which recently relocated to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War) to compete, although the latter withdrew in protest.[1] Due to the dispute over the political status of China, the PRC did not participate in the Olympics again until the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.[1] Their first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games after 1952 was the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.[2]

The Chinese Olympic Committee in its current form was recognized in 1979.[1] Before the Chinese Civil War, athletes competed as the Republic of China (ROC) at the Olympics. The ROC continued to compete from 1952 to 1976 (Winter), but only representing athletes from the island of Taiwan (although the football team members of ROC in the 1960 Olympic Games were overwhelmingly Hong Kongers). The dispute over use of the name China resulted in the PRC boycotting the Games completely during these years. In 1979, the International Olympic Committee passed a resolution for the ROC team to be designated Chinese Taipei, and this opened the door for the PRC to finally join the Olympic movement.[1]

Hong Kong has had a distinct National Olympic Committee since 1950 and has competed at the Games since 1952.[3] After the territory was returned to the PRC and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was created in 1997, this arrangement has continued, with Hong Kong competing independently from the rest of the nation under the name Hong Kong, China.[3]

Hosted Games[edit]

The People's Republic of China hosted the Games on one occasion:

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing 8 – 24 August 204 10,942 302

Medal tables by Games[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Number of medals won by China at Olympic summer games in 1952 and from 1984 to 2012.
Number of medals won by China at Olympic winter games from 1980 to 2012.

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Chinese athletes have won medals in most of the current Summer Olympics sports.
The exceptions are triathlon, equestrian and water polo.

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Diving 33 17 9 59 2
Gymnastics[4] 29 20 19 68 4
Weightlifting 29 13 8 50 2
Table tennis 24 15 8 47 1
Shooting 21 13 15 49 2
Badminton 16 8 14 38 1
Swimming 12 17 8 37 10
Judo 8 3 9 20 4
Athletics 6 3 12 21 20+
Taekwondo 5 1 2 8 2
Fencing 4 6 2 12 10
Boxing 3 2 3 8 20+
Wrestling 2 3 3 8 20+
Sailing 2 2 1 5 20+
Volleyball 2 1 2 5 6
Canoeing 2 0 0 2 20+
Archery 1 6 2 9 4
Rowing 1 4 2 7 20+
Tennis 1 0 1 2 10+
Cycling 0 3 3 6 30+
Synchronized swimming 0 1 2 3 6
Basketball 0 1 1 2 6
Beach volleyball 0 1 1 2 5
Field hockey 0 1 0 1 10+
Football 0 1 0 1 20+
Modern pentathlon 0 1 0 1 10+
Softball 0 1 0 1 4
Handball 0 0 1 1 20+
Total 201 144 128 473

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Chinese athletes have won medals in only 5 out of 15 current Winter Olympics sports.
Most of the golds and half of the medals come from the sport of short track speed skating.

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Short track speed skating 9 13 8 30 3
Freestyle skiing 1 4 3 8 6
Speed skating 1 3 3 7 18
Figure skating 1 2 4 7 13
Curling 0 0 1 1 8
Total 12 22 19 53

History[edit]

Early appearance and hiatus[edit]

After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, PRC sent a delegation to the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. The Chinese delegation (including athletes and officials) consisted of 38 men and 2 women,[5] including the men's football team, the men's basketball team, and one swimmer. Only the swimmer arrived in time to take part in the official competition, and the football team played two friendly matches.[6] The Chinese stayed ten days in Helsinki and participated in the closing ceremony. The Republic of China's (ROC) team withdrew from the Games on July 17 in response to the IOC's decision to allow both PRC and ROC sportsmen and women to compete.[7] This marked the beginning of the "two Chinas" conflict in the Olympic Movement, which resulted in the Chinese Olympic Committee's withdrawal from the IOC in August 1958.

In the 1970s, China normalized her relations with the United States through Ping Pong Diplomacy, and established diplomatic relations with the United States on January 1, 1979. The normalization finally lead to the Chinese Olympic Committee's return to the IOC on October 25, 1979.[5] Just three months later, China participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, USA, her first appearance in 28 years since the 1952 Summer Olympics. China boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics at Moscow, USSR. Since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, China has participated in all subsequent Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.

Summer Games[edit]

Sports summary[edit]

Till 2012, China won three-quarters of all gold medals (152 out of 201) and two-thirds of all medals (311 out of 473) in six sports: table tennis, badminton, diving, gymnastics, weightlifting, and shooting.

China recently dominated the gold medals in three of them, table tennis, badminton and diving. China won all golds four times in table tennis and one time in badminton, and won three-quarters of all diving golds since 1992.

The total dominance in table tennis and badminton also leads to negative consequences. Due to the low participations among non-Asian countries, these two sports may lose their positions in the Summer Olympics just like baseball and softball did after 2008.

While through the years, Chinese athletes got many breakthroughs in other sports that are traditionally China's weak sports. Among them, swimming is the potential one that may get into top five sports of China in the near future.

1984[edit]

China won 15 golds and ranked 4th at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The good result was partly due to the boycott of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries.

Xu Haifeng won the first-ever gold medal for China in the shooting event of 50 m Pistol. It was called "a break through zero" - an event that brought great joy to the whole Chinese nation.[8]

Li Ning won six medals in gymnastics, 3 golds, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze, earning him the nickname "Prince of Gymnasts" in China.[9] Six medals in a single Olympics is still the record for any Chinese athlete.

Chinese women's volleyball team defeated USA women's team in the final and won China's first ball-game gold medal.

1988[edit]

China won 5 golds and ranked 11th at the 1988 Summer Olympics at Seoul, South Korea. The drop from 1984 was due to the return of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries.

Li Meisu won China's first medal in athletics.

China also won first medals in rowing. A silver in women's coxed fours and a bronze in women's eights

1992[edit]

China won 16 golds and ranked 4th at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain.

Chen Yueling won China's first athletics gold medal in women's 10 km walk.

Chinese female swimmers glittered with 4 golds and 5 silvers. But the success was later shadowed by the doping incident of Chinese swimmers just two years later at the 1994 Asian Games, although none of the medalists in 1992 was involved in the 1994 incident.

Deng Yaping won two table tennis golds in women's singles and women's doubles. IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the gold medal to her after a promise made a year ago at 1991 World Table Tennis Championships.

Zhuang Xiaoyan won China's first judo gold medal in women's +72kg.

Zhang Xiaodong won silver medal in women's board (lechner), China's first medal in sailing.

Chinese women's basketball team lost final to the USA team, winning silver medal, China's best result in basketball.

1996[edit]

China won 16 golds and ranked 4th again at the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta, USA.

Fu Mingxia won two diving golds in women's 3 m springboard and women's 10 m platform, becoming the first female diver to accomplish this feat since 1960.

Deng Yaping won two golds in table tennis again, making her the first Chinese athlete to defend two events and win four Olympic gold medals. IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the gold medal to her again after a promise made four years ago at 1992 Olympics.

Liu Guoliang also won two table tennis golds in men's events. China won all four golds in table tennis for the first time.

Wang Junxia won gold in women's 5000 m and silver in women's 10000 m.

Chinese women's football team lost final to the USA team, winning silver medal, China's first medal in football.

2000[edit]

China won 28 golds and ranked 3rd at the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, Australia.

Wang Nan won two golds in table tennis, China again won all four golds in table tennis.

Chen Zhong won China's first taekwondo gold medal in women's +67kg.

Jiang Cuihua won bronze in women's track time trial, China's first medal in cycling.

2004[edit]

China won 32 golds and ranked 2nd at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, Greece.

Liu Xiang became the first Chinese male athlete to win gold medal in an Olympic track event, 110 m hurdles, equaling the world record of 12.91 seconds. He became the China's flag bearer at the closing ceremony. Liu broke the world record with 12.88 seconds two years later in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wang Yifu participated the Olympics for the record six consecutive times. He won gold in 10 m air pistol, his second gold and fourth medal in the event.

Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun won China's first canoeing gold medal in men's C-2 500 m.

Li Ting and Sun Tiantian won China's first tennis gold medal in women's doubles.

Wang Xu won China's first wrestling gold medal in women's freestyle 72 kg.

Chinese women's volleyball team come back from 0-2 deficit to defeat Russia women's team 3-2 in the final, winning China's second ball-game gold medal after 20 years.

2008[edit]

As host country, China won 51 golds, 21 silvers and 28 bronze, total 100 medals, ranked 1st at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Guo Jingjing won two golds in diving, becoming the first Chinese diver to defend two events successfully.

Zhang Yining won two golds in table tennis, becoming the second Chinese table tennis player to defend two events successfully after Deng Yaping.

Ma Lin also won two table tennis golds in men's events. China won all four golds in table tennis for the third time.

Zhong Man won China's first men's fencing gold in men's sabre, 24 years after Luan Jujie won China's first women's fencing gold in 1984.

Zhang Juanjuan won China's first archery gold in women's individual, breaking the long-time Korean dominance in the sport.

Zou Shiming and Zhang Xiaoping won China's first boxing golds in men's events.

Yin Jian won China's first sailing gold in sailboard event in women's sailboard.

China won first rowing gold in women's quadruple sculls.

Chinese gymnasts won 11 golds, the best in history. Zou Kai won 3 golds in one team event and two individual events.

China's top star Liu Xiang pulled out of the first round of 110 m hurdles due to injury.

2012[edit]

China won 38 golds and finished 2nd at the 2012 Summer Olympics at London, Great Britain.

Sun Yang, the men's 1500 m freestyle world-record-holder before the Olympics, became the first Chinese male swimmer to win gold in Olympics. He won two golds in men's 400 m freestyle and men's 1500 m freestyle, breaking the Olympic record and his own world record respectively.

Ye Shiwen became the first Chinese female swimmer to win two golds in a single Olympics. She won golds in women's 200 m medley and women's 400 m medley, breaking the Olympic record and world record respectively.

Chen Ding won gold in men's 20 km walk, becoming the second Chinese male athlete to win Olympic athletics gold medal after Liu Xiang did in 2004.

Chen Ruolin won two golds in diving, becoming the second Chinese diver to defend two events successfully after Guo Jingjing.

Wu Mingxia won diving gold in women's sync 3m springboard, becoming the only Chinese athlete to win three gold medals in a single event. She also won gold in women's 3m springboard, giving her all three medals in three participations in this event after silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008.

Zou Kai won two golds in gymnastics, becoming the only Chinese athlete to win five gold medals in Olympics.

Xu Lijia won gold in women's laser radial class, China's first gold medal in the sailboat event of sailing. She later became the China's flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

Lin Dan won badminton gold in men's singles, becoming the first athlete to defend the men's singles title in Olympic badminton history.

Zhao Yunlei won two golds in two badminton double events, becoming the only athlete to win two badminton gold medals in a single Olympics.

Cao Zhongrong won silver in men's event of modern pentathlon, China's first medal in the sport.

Chinese table tennis team won all four golds for the fourth time. Chinese badminton team won all five golds for the first time, but was a little shadowed by the disqualification of China's top seed women's double duo for not using best efforts.

China's top star Liu Xiang pulled out of the first round of 110 m hurdles due to injury again. Two of his three pull-outs in 12 years' career came from two Olympics first round heats.

No Chinese ball-game teams entered the final four, the worst performance in Chinese Summer Olympics history.

Winter Games[edit]

Sports summary[edit]

China won medals in only 5 of the 15 Winter Olympics sports. Most of the golds and half of the medals come from short track speed skating.

1980-1988[edit]

No medals

1992-1998[edit]

Ye Qiaobo won China's first Winter Olympics medal in speed skating.

2002[edit]

Yang Yang (A) won first Winter Olympics gold medal in short track speed skating.

2006[edit]

Han Xiaopeng, first male athlete to win Winter Olympics gold medal in freestyle skiing.

2010[edit]

Wang Meng shined in short track speed skating with three golds.

Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo finally won figure skating gold in the event of pair skating after four participations.

Medalists[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Since Chinese athletes are more likely to compete in more than one event in the sport of diving, gymnastics, table tennis, swimming, and more likely to compete in several Olympic games in the sport of shooting, most multiple medalists listed in the following three tables come from these five sports.

Among other six sports that may produce top multiple medalists, China may have breakthroughs in fencing and cycling, while chances are slim in athletics, canoeing, rowing and equestrian.

Multiple medalists[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three gold medals or five medals at the Summer Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 or more Gold medals
Zou Kai Gymnastics 2008–2012 2 M 5 0 1 6
4 Gold medals
Guo Jingjing Diving 1996–2008 4 F 4 2 0 6
Wu Minxia Diving 2004–2012 3 F 4 1 1 6
Fu Mingxia Diving 1992–2000 3 F 4 1 0 5
Wang Nan Table tennis 2000–2008 3 F 4 1 0 5
Li Xiaopeng Gymnastics 2000–2008 3 M 4 0 1 5
Chen Ruolin Diving 2008–2012 2 F 4 0 0 4
Deng Yaping Table tennis 1992–1996 2 F 4 0 0 4
Zhang Yining Table tennis 2004–2008 2 F 4 0 0 4
3 Gold medals
Li Ning Gymnastics 1984–1988 2 M 3 2 1 6
Yang Wei Gymnastics 2000–2008 3 M 3 2 0 5
Xiong Ni Diving 1988–2000 4 M 3 1 1 5
Chen Yibing Gymnastics 2008–2012 2 M 3 1 0 4
Ma Lin Table tennis 2004–2008 2 M 3 0 0 3
5 or more medals
Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics 1992–1996 2 M 2 3 1 6
Wang Yifu Shooting 1984–2004 6 M 2 3 1 6
Wang Hao Table tennis 2004–2012 3 M 2 3 0 5
Lou Yun Gymnastics 1984–1988 2 M 2 2 1 5

Multiple gold medalists at a single game[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals at a single Summer Olympics. Order first by golds, then by sports, then by year.

Name Sport Year Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 Gold medals
Li Ning Gymnastics 1984 M 3 2 1 6
Zou Kai Gymnastics 2008 M 3 0 0 3
2 Gold medals
Badminton
Zhao Yunlei Badminton 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Diving
Fu Mingxia Diving 1996 F 2 0 0 2
Xiong Ni Diving 2000 M 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing Diving 2004 F 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing Diving 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin Diving 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin Diving 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Wu Minxia Diving 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Gymnastics
Li Xiaopeng Gymnastics 2000 M 2 0 0 2
Li Xiaopeng Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Yang Wei Gymnastics 2008 M 2 1 0 3
Xiao Qin Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Chen Yibing Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
He Kexin Gymnastics 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Zou Kai Gymnastics 2012 M 2 0 1 3
Swimming
Sun Yang Swimming 2012 M 2 1 1 4
Ye Shiwen Swimming 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Table tennis
Deng Yaping Table tennis 1992 F 2 0 0 2
Deng Yaping Table tennis 1996 F 2 0 0 2
Liu Guoliang Table tennis 1996 M 2 0 0 2
Wang Nan Table tennis 2000 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Yining Table tennis 2004 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Yining Table tennis 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Ma Lin Table tennis 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Li Xiaoxia Table tennis 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Jike Table tennis 2012 M 2 0 0 2

Multiple medalists in a single event[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three medals in a single event at Summer Olympics. Order first by medals, then by sport, then by golds.

Name Sport Event Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
4 medals
Wang Yifu Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol 1984–2004 52 M 1992,2004 1996,2000 - 2-2-0 4
3 Gold medals
Wu Minxia Diving Women's Synchro 3m Springboard 2004–2012 3 F 2004,2008,2012 - - 3-0-0 3
3 medals
Zou Shiming Boxing Men's light flyweight 2004–2012 3 M 2008,2012 - 2004 2-0-1 3
Guo Jingjing Diving Women's Synchro 3m Springboard 1996–2008 33 F 2004,2008 2000 - 2-1-0 3
Guo Jingjing Diving Women's 3m Springboard 1996–2008 33 F 2004,2008 2000 - 2-1-0 3
Wu Minxia Diving Women's 3m Springboard 2004–2012 3 F 2012 2004 2008 1-1-1 3
Tan Liangde Diving Men's 3m Springboard 1984–1992 3 M - 1984,1988,1992 - 0-3-0 3
Li Xiaopeng Gymnastics Men's parallel bars 2000–2008 3 M 2000,2008 - 2004 2-0-1 3
Chen Jing4 Table tennis Women's singles 1988–2000 3 F 1988 1996 2000 1-1-1 3
Wang Hao Table tennis Men's singles 2004–2012 3 M - 2004,2008,2012 - 0-3-0 3
Sheng Zetian Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 57/58 kg5 1992–2000 3 M - - 1992,1996,2000 0-0-3 3
2 Wang Yifu competed at six Olympics games from 1984 to 2004. But 10 m air pistol was introduced to the Olympics after 1988. So he competed five times in the event. He ranked 15th in 1988 and ranked top two at the next four Olympics.
3 Guo Jingjing competed at four Olympics games from 1996 to 2008. She ranked 5th in the event of 10m platform diving in 1996 at the age of 15. After that, due to rapid increase of height and weight, she switched to more suitable springboard diving. She competed in two 3m springboard events in the next three Olympics and got six medals.
4 Chen Jing competed for China in 1988, and for Chinese Taipei in 1996 and 2000.
5 The category was 57 kg in 1992 and 1996 Olympics, and then changed to 58 kg in 2000.

Most appearances[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who competed in at least four Summer Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold. Age 15- and 40+ are marked in bold.

Name Sport Gender Born Year Games Year First/Last Age Best Result Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
6 appearances
Wang Yifu Shooting M 1960 1984–2004 24–44 Gold 1992,2004 1992,1996,2000 1984 2-3-1 6
5 appearances
Ye Chong Fencing M 1969 1988–2004 19–35 Silver - 2000,2004 - 0-2-0 2
Tan Zongliang Shooting M 1971 1996–2012 25–41 Silver - 2008 - 0-1-0 1
4 appearances
Diving
Xiong Ni Diving M 1974 1988–2000 14–26 Gold 1996,2000x2 1988 1992 3-1-1 5
Guo Jingjing Diving F 1981 1996–2008 15–27 Gold 2004x2,2008x2 2000x2 - 4-2-0 6
Fencing
Luan Jujie6 Fencing F 1958 1984 1988
2000 2008
26–50 Gold 1984 - - 1-0-0 1
Xiao Aihua Fencing F 1971 1988–2000 17–29 5
2000
- - - 0-0-0 0
Wang Haibin Fencing M 1973 1992–2004 19–31 Silver - 2000,2004 - 0-2-0 2
Li Na Fencing F 1981 2000–2012 19–31 Gold 2012 - 2000 1-0-1 2
Basketball
Zheng Haixia Basketball F 1967 1984–1996 17–29 Silver - 1992 1984 0-1-1 2
Li Nan Basketball M 1974 1996–2008 22–34 8
1996,2004,2008
- - - 0-0-0 0
Wang Zhizhi Basketball M 1977 1996 2000
2008 2012
19–35 8
1996,2008
- - - 0-0-0 0
6 Luan Jujie competed for China in 1984, winning China's first Olympic fencing gold. She moved to Canada in 1985 and competed for Canada in 1988,2000 and 2008.

Winter Olympics[edit]

Multiple medalists[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals or three medals at the Winter Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 or more Gold medals
Wang Meng Short track 2006–2010 2 F 4 1 1 6
Yang Yang (A) Short track 1998–2006 3 F 2 2 1 5
Zhou Yang Short track 2010–2010 1 F 2 0 0 2
3 or more medals
Shen Xue Figure skating 1998–2010 4 F 1 0 2 3
Zhao Hongbo Figure skating 1998–2010 4 M 1 0 2 3
Yang Yang (S) Short track 1998–2002 2 F 0 4 1 5
Li Jiajun Short track 1994–2006 4 M 0 2 3 5
Ye Qiaobo Speed skating 1992–1994 2 F 0 2 1 3
Wang Chunlu Short track 1998–2002 2 F 0 2 1 3

Multiple gold medalists at a single game[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals at a single Winter Olympics. Order first by golds, then by sports, then by year.

Name Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 Gold medals
Wang Meng Short track 2010 F 3 0 0 3
2 Gold medals
Yang Yang (A) Short track 2002 F 2 1 0 3
Zhou Yang Short track 2010 F 2 0 0 2

Multiple medalists in a single event[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three medals in a single event at Winter Olympics. Order first by medals, then by sport, then by golds.

Name Sport Event Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
3 medals
Shen Xue Figure skating Pair skating 1998–2010 4 F 2010 - 2002,2006 1-0-2 3
Zhao Hongbo Figure skating Pair skating 1998–2010 4 M 2010 - 2002,2006 1-0-2 3

Most appearances[edit]

This is a list of Chinese athletes who competed in at least four Winter Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Gender Born Year Games Year First/Last Age Best Result Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
4 appearances
Shen Xue Figure skating F 1978 1998–2010 20–32 Gold 2010 - 2002,2006 1-0-2 3
Zhao Hongbo Figure skating M 1973 1998–2010 25–37 Gold 2010 - 2002,2006 1-0-2 3
Li Jiajun Short track M 1975 1994–2006 19–31 Silver - 1998,2002 1998,2002,2006 0-2-3 5
Wang Manli Speed skating F 1973 1994–2006 21–33 Silver - 2006 - 0-1-0 1
Liu Xianying Biathlon F 1977 1998–2010 21–33 7
1998,2006
- - - 0-0-0 0

Milestones[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

Winter Games[edit]

Flagbearer[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

Games Opening Gender Sport Closing Gender Sport
1984 Los Angeles Wang Libin M Basketball
1988 Seoul Song Tao M Basketball
1992 Barcelona Song Ligang M Basketball
1996 Atlanta Liu Yudong M Basketball
2000 Sydney Liu Yudong M Basketball
2004 Athens Yao Ming M Basketball Liu Xiang M Athletics
2008 Beijing Yao Ming M Basketball Zhang Ning F Badminton
2012 London Yi Jianlian M Basketball Xu Lijia F Sailing

Winter Games[edit]

Games Opening Gender Sport Closing Gender Sport
1980 Lake Placid Zhao Weichang M Speed skating
1984 Sarajevo Zhao Shijian M Speed skating
1988 Calgary Zhang Shubin M Figure skating
1992 Albertville Song Chen M Speed skating
1994 Lillehammer Liu Gongfei M Speed skating
1998 Nagano Zhao Hongbo M Figure skating
2002 Salt Lake City Zhang Min M Figure skating
2006 Turin Yang Yang (A) F Short track Han Xiaopeng M Freestyle skiing
2010 Vancouver Han Xiaopeng M Freestyle skiing Zhao Hongbo M Figure skating
2014 Sochi Tong Jian M Freestyle skiing Liu Qiuhong F Short track

See also[edit]

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