Portugal at the Olympics

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Portugal at the Olympic Games

Flag of Portugal
IOC code  POR
NOC Olympic Committee of Portugal
Website www.comiteolimpicoportugal.pt (Portuguese)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Portugal first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 and has since taken part in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games. Earlier that year, the Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP, Comité Olímpico de Portugal) was recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the Portuguese National Olympic Committee. In 1952, athletes representing Portugal competed for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games, and have only missed two editions since 1988.

As of the 2012 Summer Olympics, thirty-six Portuguese athletes have won a total of twenty-three medals (four golds, eight silvers and eleven bronzes) in nine summer sports. Athletics has provided the most number of medals, including all four golds. Portugal has not yet won any medal at the Winter Olympics.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4 2 4 10
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 0 2 2 4
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing 0 1 0 1
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling 0 1 0 1
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 0 1 0 1
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon 0 1 0 1
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian 0 0 3 3
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 0 0 1 1
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 0 0 1 1
Total 4 8 11 23

Medalists[edit]

A total of 36 athletes won 23 medals for Portugal. Only three athletes won more than one medal: Carlos Lopes (one gold and one silver), Rosa Mota (one gold and one bronze) and Fernanda Ribeiro (one gold and one bronze).

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Lopes, CarlosCarlos Lopes United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's marathon
 Gold Mota, RosaRosa Mota South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Women's marathon
 Gold Ribeiro, FernandaFernanda Ribeiro United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 10000 metres
 Gold Évora, NelsonNelson Évora China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's triple jump
 Silver Bello, DuarteDuarte Bello
Fernando Bello
United Kingdom 1948 London Sailing Swallow class
 Silver Quina, MárioMário Quina
José Quina
Italy 1960 Rome Sailing Star
 Silver Lopes, CarlosCarlos Lopes Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 10000 metres
 Silver Marques, ArmandoArmando Marques Canada 1976 Montreal Shooting Men's trap
 Silver Obikwelu, FrancisFrancis Obikwelu Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Silver Paulinho, SérgioSérgio Paulinho Greece 2004 Athens Cycling Men's road race
 Silver Fernandes, VanessaVanessa Fernandes China 2008 Beijing Triathlon Women's competition
 Silver Pimenta, FernandoFernando Pimenta
Emanuel Silva
United Kingdom 2012 London Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres
 Bronze Borges, AntónioAntónio Borges
Hélder de Souza
José Mouzinho
France 1924 Paris Equestrian Team jumping
 Bronze Paredes, FredericoFrederico Paredes
Henrique da Silveira
João Sassetti
Jorge de Paiva
Mário de Noronha
Paulo d'Eça Leal
Netherlands 1928 Amsterdam Fencing Team épée
 Bronze Sousa, Domingos deDomingos de Sousa
José Beltrão
Luís Mena e Silva
Nazi Germany 1936 Berlin Equestrian Team jumping
 Bronze Paes, FernandoFernando Paes
Francisco Valadas
Luís Mena e Silva
United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian Team dressage
 Bronze Fiúza, JoaquimJoaquim Fiúza
Francisco de Andrade
Finland 1952 Helsinki Sailing Star
 Bronze Leitão, AntónioAntónio Leitão United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5000 metres
 Bronze Mota, RosaRosa Mota United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's marathon
 Bronze Rocha, HugoHugo Rocha
Nuno Barreto
United States 1996 Atlanta Sailing Men's 470
 Bronze Ribeiro, FernandaFernanda Ribeiro Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 10000 metres
 Bronze Delgado, NunoNuno Delgado Australia 2000 Sydney Judo Men's 81 kg
 Bronze Silva, RuiRui Silva Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 metres

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