Argentina at the Olympics

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Argentina at the
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NOCArgentine Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
Ranked 44th
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Argentina participated at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900. It has participated at all subsequent Summer Olympics except in 1904, 1912, and the nation boycotted the Moscow Olympics due to its support for the United States,[1] in 1980. It participated at the Winter Olympics in 1928, 1948, 1952 and continuously since 1960.

Argentina was one of the 12 countries – the only from Ibero-America – who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, being represented by the first Executive Council José Benjamín Zubiaur, who served in that role until 1907. The National Olympic Committee for Argentina was created and recognized in 1923. The country had successful performances during the period 1924-1952, claiming at least one gold medal in every edition.

Starting with the 1956 Summer Olympics, Argentina suffered a gradual overall decline, a situation that reached its most critical point in the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. In those Games, Argentina did not win any medals. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the country claimed gold medals for the first time after 52 years. 2004 also marked the point where Argentina was surpassed by neighbor Brazil as the South American country with most golds and total medals. The Olympics hosted by Brazil in 2016 had the biggest Argentinian delegation, 213 athletes, and the country won 3 gold medals for the first time since 1948, including the first by a woman.[2] [3]

Argentine athletes have won a total of 77 medals at the Summer Olympic Games. 24 of these medals have come in boxing, Argentina has won more medals in this sport than in any other. The nation has not won yet any medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

Buenos Aires hosted the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.[4]

Medal tables[edit]

Highlighted in bold indicates all-time best results

Youth Games medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Youth Sport[edit]

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics2103
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball2024
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing2002
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field Hockey1124
Rugby pictogram.svg Rugby Sevens1102
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis1102
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing1034
Handball pictogram.svg Beach Handball1012
Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing1012
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling1001
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming0202
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling0202
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian0101
Volleyball pictogram.svg Volleyball0101
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach Volleyball0022
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg Canoeing0011
Golf pictogram.svg Golf0011
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo0011
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting0011
Totals (19 sports)13101538

Summary by sport[edit]


Argentina's Olympic debut in 1900 consisted of a single fencer, Francisco Camet, who placed fifth (among a field of over 100 fencers) in the men's épée.

Games Fencers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 1/7 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grasso, John; Mallon, Bill and Heijmans Jeroen; Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement; p. lxxviii ISBN 978-1-4422-4859-5
  2. ^ "Participación de la Argentina en los Juegos Olímpicos" (in Spanish). Argentinian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Paula Pareto hizo historia en Río y Argentina tiene su primer oro". Clarín (in Spanish). 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  4. ^ Buenos Aires elected as Host City for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

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