Greece at the Olympics

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Greece at the
Olympics
Flag of Greece.svg
IOC code GRE
NOC Hellenic Olympic Committee
Website www.hoc.gr (in Greek) (in English)
Medals
Gold
33
Silver
43
Bronze
40
Total
116
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Greece has a long presence at the Olympic Games, as they have competed at every Summer Olympic Games, one of only four countries to have done so and the only one of them to compete under its national flag in Moscow, despite the Greek government's support for an American-led boycott of the 1980 Games, and most of the Winter Olympic Games. Greece has hosted the Games twice, both in Athens. As the home of the Ancient Olympic Games it was a natural choice as host nation for the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, while Greece has also hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. During the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, Greece always enters the stadium first and leads the parade to honor its status as the birthplace of the Olympics, with the notable exception of 2004 when Greece entered last as the host nation. Before the Games the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games, in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals and initiates the Olympic torch relay. The flag of Greece is always hoisted in the closing ceremony, along with the flags of the current and the next host country.

Greek athletes have won a total of 116 medals in 15 different sports and the country currently ranks 33rd in the all-time Summer Olympics medal count. Athletics and weightlifting have been the top medal-producing sports for the nation and in the latter Greece is placed among the top 10 countries overall. Gymnastics, shooting and wrestling are the other sports that have produced ten or more medals for Greece. In the inaugural 1896 Olympics, Greece finished second in the medal counts, but won the most medals in total, in their best Olympic performance. The Greeks finished third in the 1906 Intercalated Games with 8 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals (35 in total), which were considered Olympic at the time but are not officially recognized by the IOC today.

Hosted Games[edit]

Greece has hosted the Summer Olympic Games on two occasions, the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896 and again in 2004. Both were held in Athens, which along with Paris and Los Angeles are the cities that have hosted the Olympic Games twice, with London being the only city to have hosted them three times. The Greek capital also hosted the 1906 Intercalated Games, which at the time were considered to be Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.[1]

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1896 Summer Olympics Athens 6 – 15 April 14 241 43
2004 Summer Olympics Athens 13 – 29 August 201 10,625 301

Medal tables[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 7 12 10 29
Weightlifting 6 5 4 15
Gymnastics 5 3 3 11
Shooting 4 4 5 13
Sailing 3 2 3 8
Fencing 2 1 1 4
Swimming 1 4 3 8
Wrestling 1 3 7 11
Cycling 1 3 0 4
Taekwondo 1 3 0 4
Judo 1 0 1 2
Diving 1 0 0 1
Rowing 0 1 2 3
Tennis 0 1 1 2
Water polo 0 1 0 1
Total 33 43 40 116

Medal tables by athlete[edit]

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
 Gold Spyridon Louis Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Gold Aristidis Konstantinidis Greece 1896 Athens Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling Men's road race
 Gold Leonidas Pyrgos Greece 1896 Athens Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's masters foil
 Gold Ioannis Georgiadis Greece 1896 Athens Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's sabre
 Gold Ioannis Mitropoulos Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rings
 Gold Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svgGymnastics Men's rope climbing
 Gold Pantelis Karasevdas Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 200 m military rifle
 Gold Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
 Gold Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
 Gold Ioannis Malokinis Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Silver Charilaos Vasilakos Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Silver Miltiadis Gouskos Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's shot put
 Silver Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's discus throw
 Silver Stamatios Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling Men's sprint
Men's time trial
 Silver Georgios Kolettis Greece 1896 Athens Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling Men's 100 km
 Silver Tilemachos Karakalos Greece 1896 Athens Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's sabre
 Silver Thomas Xenakis Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rope climbing
 Silver Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's team parallel bars
 Silver Pavlos Pavlidis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 200 m military rifle
 Silver Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
 Silver Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
 Silver Antonios Pepanos Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 500 m freestyle
 Silver Ioannis Andreou Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 1200 m freestyle
 Silver Spyridon Chazapis Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Silver Dionysios Kasdaglis Greece 1896 Athens Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's singles
 Silver Georgios Tsitas Greece 1896 Athens Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman
 Bronze Dimitrios Golemis Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
 Bronze Evangelos Damaskos Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's pole vault
 Bronze Ioannis Theodoropoulos Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's pole vault
 Bronze Ioannis Persakis Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's triple jump
 Bronze Georgios Papasideris Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's shot put
 Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's discus throw
 Bronze Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis Greece 1896 Athens Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's foil
 Bronze Petros Persakis Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rings
 Bronze Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's team parallel bars
 Bronze Nikolaos Trikoupis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 200 m military rifle
 Bronze Nikolaos Morakis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 25 m military pistol
 Bronze Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 30 m free pistol
 Bronze Efstathios Chorafas Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 500 m freestyle
Men's 1200 m freestyle
 Bronze Dimitrios Drivas Greece 1896 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Bronze Konstantinos Paspatis Greece 1896 Athens Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's singles
 Bronze Alexandros Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's one hand lift
 Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's two hand lift
 Bronze Stephanos Christopoulos Greece 1896 Athens Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman
 Gold Perikles Kakousis United States 1904 St. Louis Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's two hand lift
 Bronze Nikolaos Georgantas United States 1904 St. Louis Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's discus throw
 Silver Konstantinos Tsiklitiras United Kingdom 1908 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's standing high jump
Men's standing long jump
 Silver Michalis Dorizas United Kingdom 1908 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's freestyle javelin
 Bronze Anastasios Metaxas United Kingdom 1908 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's individual trap shooting
 Gold Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men's standing long jump
 Bronze Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men's standing high jump
 Silver Georgios Moraitinis
Iason Sappas
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos
Belgium 1920 Antwerp Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 30 m team military pistol
 Bronze Georgios Roubanis Australia 1956 Melbourne Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's pole vault
 Gold Crown Prince Constantine
Odysseus Eskitzoglou
Georgios Zaïmis
Italy 1960 Rome Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Dragon
 Bronze Petros Galaktopoulos Mexico 1968 Mexico City Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 70 kg
 Silver Ilias Khatzipavlis West Germany 1972 Munich Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Finn
 Silver Petros Galaktopoulos West Germany 1972 Munich Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
 Gold Stelios Mygiakis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
 Bronze Georgios Hatziioannidis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's freestyle 62 kg
 Bronze Aristidis Rapanakis
Anastasios Gavrilis
Tasos Bountouris
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Soling
 Silver Dimitrios Thanopoulos United States 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg
 Bronze Charalambos Cholidis United States 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
 Bronze Charalambos Cholidis South Korea 1988 Seoul Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
 Gold Voula Patoulidou Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 metres hurdles
 Gold Pyrros Dimas Spain 1992 Barcelona Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg
 Gold Ioannis Melissanidis United States 1996 Atlanta Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's floor
 Gold Nikolaos Kaklamanakis United States 1996 Atlanta Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's Mistral One Design
 Gold Pyrros Dimas United States 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 83 kg
 Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili United States 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 99 kg
 Silver Niki Bakoyianni United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's high jump
 Silver Leonidas Sabanis United States 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 59 kg
 Silver Valerios Leonidis United States 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting pictogram.svgWeightlifting Men's 64 kg
 Silver Leonidas Kokas United States 1996 Atlanta Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 91 kg
 Gold Konstantinos Kenteris Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Gold Michail Mouroutsos Australia 2000 Sydney Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
 Gold Pyrros Dimas Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 85 kg
 Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 94 kg
 Silver Ekaterini Thanou Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus throw
 Silver Mirela Maniani Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin throw
 Silver Dimosthenis Tampakos Australia 2000 Sydney Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rings
 Silver Leonidas Sabanis Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svgWeightlifting Men's 62 kg
 Silver Viktor Mitrou Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 77 kg
 Bronze Ioanna Chatziioannou Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 63 kg
 Bronze Amiran Kardanov Australia 2000 Sydney Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's freestyle 54 kg
 Bronze Eirini Aindili
Evangelia Christodoulou
Maria Georgatou
Zacharoula Karyami
Charikleia Pantazi
Anna Pollatou
Australia 2000 Sydney Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Women's rhythmic group all-around
 Gold Thomas Bimis
Nikolaos Siranidis
Greece 2004 Athens Diving pictogram.svg Diving Men's 3 m synchronized springboard
 Gold Ilias Iliadis Greece 2004 Athens Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's -81 kg
 Gold Sofia Bekatorou
Emilia Tsoulfa
Greece 2004 Athens Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Women's 470
 Gold Dimosthenis Tampakos Greece 2004 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rings
 Gold Athanasia Tsoumeleka Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 20 km walk
 Gold Fani Halkia Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 m hurdles
 Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus throw
 Silver Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Greece 2004 Athens Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's mistral
 Silver Hrysopiyi Devetzi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's triple jump
 Silver Greece 2004 Athens Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo Women's tournament
 Silver Elisavet Mystakidou Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's -67 kg
 Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Pyrros Dimas Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's -85 kg
 Bronze Vasileios Polymeros
Nikolaos Skiathitis
Greece 2004 Athens Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls
 Bronze Artiom Kiouregkian Greece 2004 Athens Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman -55 kg
 Bronze Mirela Manjani Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin throw
 Silver Dimitrios Mougios
Vasileios Polymeros
China 2008 Beijing Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls
 Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Sofia Bekatorou
Virginia Kravarioti
Sofia Papadopoulou
China 2008 Beijing Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Women's yngling class
 Bronze Ilias Iliadis United Kingdom 2012 London Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's 90 kg
 Bronze Christina Giazitzidou
Alexandra Tsiavou
United Kingdom 2012 London Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Women's lightweight double sculls
 Gold Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Women's 25 m pistol
 Gold Eleftherios Petrounias Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics Men's rings
 Gold Ekaterini Stefanidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's pole vault
 Silver Spyridon Gianniotis Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 10 km open water
 Bronze Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Women's 10 m air pistol
 Bronze Pavlos Kagialis
Panagiotis Mantis
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's 470

Athletes with most medals[edit]

The table below lists the athletes that have won more than one Olympic medal while competing for Greece. It does not include medals won for other nations and mixed teams. The athletes are shown in order by the number of total medals won; in case of the same number of total medals they are sorted by gold, silver and then bronze medals.

Pyrros Dimas is the top Greek Olympic medalist having won three gold and one bronze medal in weightlifting.
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras has won four Olympic medals in athletics and ties Pyrros Dimas for the Greek athlete with the most Olympic medals won in total.
Voula Patoulidou was the first Greek female athlete to win a gold Olympic medal in 1992.
Hrysopiyi Devetzi, with a silver medal in triple jump.
Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
Pyrros Dimas Weightlifting 1992199620002004 3 0 1 4
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Athletics 19081912 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis Shooting 1896 1 1 1 3
Akakios Kakiasvilis Weightlifting 19962000 2 0 0 2
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orphanidis Shooting 1896 1 1 0 2
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Sailing 19962004 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tampakos Gymnastics 20002004 1 1 0 2
Ioannis Mitropoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 0 1 2
Sofia Bekatorou Sailing 20042008 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis Judo 20042012 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki Shooting 2016 1 0 1 2
Stamatios Nikolopoulos Cycling 1896 0 2 0 2
Thomas Xenakis Gymnastics 1896 0 2 0 2
Leonidas Sabanis Weightlifting 19962000 0 2 0 2
Anastasia Kelesidou Athletics 20002004 0 2 0 2
Alexandros Nikolaidis Taekwondo 20042008 0 2 0 2
Petros Persakis Gymnastics 1896 0 1 1 2
Petros Galaktopoulos Wrestling 19681972 0 1 1 2
Mirela Maniani Athletics 20002004 0 1 1 2
Hrysopiyi Devetzi Athletics 20042008 0 1 0 1
Vasileios Polymeros Rowing 20042008 0 1 1 2
Efstathios Chorafas Swimming 1896 0 0 2 2
Charalambos Cholidis Wrestling 19841988 0 0 2 2

Top medalists[edit]

The tables below list the top Olympic medalists for Greece, sorted by gold, silver and then bronze medals.

Men
Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
Pyrros Dimas Weightlifting 1992199620002004 3 0 1 4
Akakios Kakiasvilis Weightlifting 19962000 2 0 0 2
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Athletics 19081912 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis Shooting 1896 1 1 1 3
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orphanidis Shooting 1896 1 1 0 2
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Sailing 19962004 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tampakos Gymnastics 20002004 1 1 0 2
Ioannis Mitropoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis Judo 20042012 1 0 1 2
Women
Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
Sofia Bekatorou Sailing 20042008 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki Shooting 2016 1 0 1 2
Voula Patoulidou Athletics 1992 1 0 0 1
Fani Chalkia Athletics 2004 1 0 0 1
Emilia Tsoulfa Sailing 2004 1 0 0 1
Athanasia Tsoumeleka Athletics 2004 1 0 0 1
Ekaterini Stefanidi Athletics 2016 1 0 0 1
Anastasia Kelesidou Athletics 20002004 0 2 0 2
Mirela Maniani Athletics 20002004 0 1 1 2
Hrysopiyi Devetzi Athletics 20042008 0 1 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lennartz, Karl (2001). "The 2nd International Olympic Games in Athens in 1906" (PDF). Journal of Olympic History. International Society of Olympic Historians. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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