Albania at the Olympics

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Albania at the Olympic Games

Flag of Albania
IOC code  ALB
NOC National Olympic Committee of Albania
Website www.nocalbania.org.al (Albanian)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Albania first participated at the Summer Olympic Games in 1972. They missed the next four games, two of them due to the 1980 and 1984 boycotts, but returned for the 1992 games in Barcelona. They have appeared in all games since then. They made their Winter Olympic Games debut in 2006.[1] Albania normally competes in events that include swimming, athletics, weightlifting, shooting and wrestling. The country has not yet won an Olympic medal. They have been represented by the National Olympic Committee of Albania since 1972.

History[edit]

Albania first competed in the Summer Olympics in 1972 in Munich with five participants over two events; Fatos Pilkati and Afërdita Tusha in the mixed 50 metre free pistol, Ismail Rama and Beqir Kosova in the mixed 50 metre rifle, prone, and Ymer Pampuri in the men's 60kg weightlifting. The country achieved no medals.[2] In the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics: Alma Qeramixhi competed in the heptathlon; Kristo Robo in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol; Enkelejda Shehu in the 25 metre pistol; Frank Leskaj in the 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre freestyle, and 100 metre breaststroke; Sokol Bishanaku and Fatmir Bushi in the under 67.5kg weightlifting; and Dede Dekaj in the under 110kg weightlifting.[3] For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Albania had seven athletes—4 female and 3 male—but did not achieve any medals.[4] At the 2002 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Albania's delegation consisted of two male and two female athletes, and they did not receive any medals.[5] They had seven competitors (two female, five male) in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics but won no medals.[6] In Beijing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the nation had eleven athletes (four female and seven male), and won no medals.[7] For the London 2012 Summer Olympic games, Albania had nine athletes consisting of three women and six men, and did not achieve any medals.[8]

Medal tables by Games[edit]

Flagbearers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Albania in the Olympic Games". Gazeta-Albania. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Albania at the 1972 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Albania at the 1992 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Albania at the 1996 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Albania at the 2000 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Albania at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Albania at the 2008 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.