West Germany at the Olympics

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code   FRG
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany competed at the Olympic Games between 1952 and 1988. While in 1952 - German's first Olympics after World War II and the Partitions of Germany - there was a de facto West German team, given East Germany refused to collaborate, its results are counted towards Germany. Likewise, between 1956 and 1964 both countries competed together under the Unified Team of Germany flag. It was not until 1968 that a full-fledged West German team appeared, and it competed in all the Olympics but the 1980 Summer Olympics - as it adhered to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott - until 1988. Afterwards, the German reunification in 1990 reestablished the German team.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896–1952 as part of Germany
1956–1964 as part of Unified Team of Germany
1968 Mexico City 275 5 11 10 26 8
1972 Munich (host nation) 423 13 11 16 40 4
1976 Montreal 290 10 12 17 39 4
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 390 17 19 23 59 3
1988 Seoul 347 11 14 15 40 5
Total 56 67 81 204 21

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1928–1952 as part of Germany
1956–1964 as part of Unified Team of Germany
1968 Grenoble 87 2 2 3 7 8
1972 Sapporo 78 3 1 1 5 6
1976 Innsbruck 71 2 5 3 10 5
1980 Lake Placid 80 0 2 3 5 12
1984 Sarajevo 84 2 1 1 4 8
1988 Calgary 90 2 4 2 8 8
Total 11 15 13 39 16

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