Argentina at the Olympics

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Argentina at the Olympic Games

Flag of Argentina
IOC code  ARG
NOC Comité Olímpico Argentino
Website www.coarg.org.ar (Spanish)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

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, owing to its regime’s support for the Moscow boycott,[1] in 1980. It participated at the Winter Olympics in 1928, 1948, 1952 and continuously since 1960.

Argentina was one of the twelve countries – the only from Ibero-America – who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, being represented by the first Executive Council José Benjamin Zubiaur, who served in that role until 1907.

The National Olympic Committee for Argentina was created and recognized in 1923.

Argentine athletes have won a total of 70 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 yet won any medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

Buenos Aires will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.[2]

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 7 7 10 24
Athletics 2 3 0 5
Football 2 2 0 4
Polo 2 0 0 2
Rowing 1 1 2 4
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Basketball 1 0 1 2
Cycling 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 0 1
Sailing 0 4 5 9
Field hockey 0 2 2 4
Tennis 0 1 3 4
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Fencing 0 0 1 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Total 18 24 28 70

Youth Games medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Youth Sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 1 0 0 1
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 1 0 0 1
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field Hockey 0 1 1 2
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Rugby union pictogram.svg Rugby Sevens 0 1 0 1
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 0 0 1 1
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 2 4 6 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grasso, John; Mallon, Bill and Heijmans Jeroen; Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement; p. lxxviii ISBN 978-1-4422-4859-5
  2. ^ Buenos Aires elected as Host City for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

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