Puerto Rico at the Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Puerto Rico
IOC code  PUR
NOC Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Website www.copur.pr (Spanish)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Puerto Rico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Notably, despite being an insular area of the United States, Puerto Rico did not fully participate in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, as three boxers competed in Moscow. Puerto Rico has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of eight medals. Six medals were won in boxing, one in athletics, and one in wrestling. Puerto Rico is second in total of medals after Philippines of these countries who never have won a gold medal.

The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was created in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year.

List of medalists[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Juan Venegas United Kingdom 1948 London Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Orlando Maldonado Canada 1976 Montreal Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Luis Ortiz United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Arístides González United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Aníbal Acevedo Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Bronze Daniel Santos United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Bronze Javier Culson United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
 Silver Jaime Espinal United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Freestyle 84kg

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 0 1 5 6
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Total 0 2 6 8

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 London 0 0 1 1
1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 0 0 1 1
1980 Moscow 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 0 1 1 2
1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 0 0 1 1
1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1
2000 Sydney 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0
2012 London 0 1 1 2
Total 0 2 6 8

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