Argentina at the Olympics

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Argentina at the
Olympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IOC code ARG
NOC Argentinian Olympic Committee
Website www.coarg.org.ar (Spanish)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 25 28 74
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, 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 12 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. 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 in 52 years.

Argentine athletes have won a total of 74 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 will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.[2]

Medal tables[edit]

Highlighted in bold indicates all-time best results

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
Sailing 1 4 5 10
Field hockey 1 2 2 5
Rowing 1 1 2 4
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Basketball 1 0 1 2
Judo 1 0 1 2
Cycling 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 0 1
Tennis 0 2 3 5
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Fencing 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Total 21 25 28 74

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 pictogram.svg 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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