Cyprus at the Olympics

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Cyprus at the Olympic Games

Flag of Cyprus
IOC code  CYP
NOC Cyprus Olympic Committee
Website (Greek) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Cyprus has sent athletes to every Olympic Games held since 1980. Cyprus earned its first Olympic medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics when Pavlos Kontides earned a silver medal in the men's laser sailing event.[1] They had a near miss at the 2008 Olympics when Antonis Nikolaidis lost the bronze medal shoot-off in men's skeet. The first modern Olympian from Cyprus was actually Anastasios Andreou in 1896, who competed under the Greek flag. At this time, Cyprus was a British colony.

Because the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not internationally recognized by any major authority (including the IOC), it has no Olympic committee.[2] Therefore, all Cypriot Olympians are required to compete under the name and flag of the Republic of Cyprus. Those who are unable or unwilling to compete under the flag of the Republic either compete for Turkey,[3] or for another country, or not at all.

Medal tables by Games[edit]

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 0 1 0 1
Total 0 1 0 1

See also[edit]