Palestine at the Olympics

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Palestine at the Olympic Games

Flag of Palestine
IOC code  PLE
NOC Palestine Olympic Committee
Website (Arabic)
Olympic history
Summer Games

The Palestinian National Authority is represented on the International Olympic Committee by the Palestine Olympic Committee, which has sent teams to compete at each Summer Olympics since 1996 under the IOC country code PLE.[1] Palestine has been recognized as a member of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) since 1986, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Athlete who carries Palestinians' first Olympic hopes to Atlanta". The Independent. July 11, 1996. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  2. ^ Randy Harvey (September 30, 1986). "Israel Denounces Admission of PLO to Asian Olympic Panel". Los Angeles Times.  (Israel is a member of the European Olympic Committee.)
  3. ^ "Palestine Olympic Committee". Official Website of the Olympic Movement. Retrieved 2009-07-28.