Iraq at the Olympics

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Iraq at the Olympic Games

Flag of Iraq
IOC code  IRQ
NOC National Olympic Committee of Iraq
Website www.iraqiolympic.org (Arabic)
Olympic history
Summer Games

Iraq first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948. Iraqis missed the 1952 and boycotted the 1956 games over opposition to the Suez Crisis. Following this absence, Iraq returned to win a Bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. They participated in the next three games but once again did not appear in the 1972 and 1976 games to boycott apartheid South Africa. In joining the 1976 Boycott, Iraq became only the second non-African state to participate in the boycott (the other being Guyana). Since 1980, Iraq has appeared in every game despite the Iraq Wars. On April 9, 2003 the National Olympic Committee of Iraq building in Baghdad was damaged in looting and fires from looters. Iraq's Olympic program recovered in time to compete in the Athens Olympics the following year. Iraq has never competed at the Winter Olympic Games.

Iraq has only won one medal since they have entered the games. They won the medal in Weight lifting.

They have been represented by National Olympic Committee of Iraq since entering.

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Abdul Wahid Aziz Italy 1960 Rome Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's Lightweight

Summary[edit]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport[1]
Archery Athletics Basketball Boxing Cycling Football Judo Rowing Shooting Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Weightlifting Wrestling
United Kingdom London 1948 12 - 2 10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Finland Helsinki 1952 Did not participate
Australia Melbourne 1956
Italy Rome 1960 21 - 11 - 2 2 - - - - - - - 5 1
Japan Tokyo 1964 13 - 4 - 2 - - - - - - - - 7 -
Mexico Mexico City 1968 3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 1
West Germany Munich 1972 Did not participate
Canada Montreal 1976
Soviet Union Moscow 1980 43 - 6 - 7 - 16 - - - - - - 5 9
United States Los Angeles 1984 23 - - - 3 - 15 - - - - - - 2 3
South Korea Seoul 1988 27 - 2 - 3 - 16 - - - - 1 - - 5
Spain Barcelona 1992 8 - - - 2 - - - - 1 - - - 5 -
United States Atlanta 1996 3 - 1 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 -
Australia Sydney 2000 4 - 2 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
Greece Athens 2004 24 - 2 - 1 - 17 1 - - 1 - 1 1 -
China Beijing 2008 4 - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - -
United Kingdom London 2012 8 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Brazil Rio 2016 TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraq". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 July 2012.