Iraq at the Olympics

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Iraq at the Olympic Games

Flag of Iraq
IOC code  IRQ
NOC National Olympic Committee of Iraq
Website www.iraqiolympic.org (Arabic)
Olympic history
Summer Games

Iraq first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948. Iraqis missed the 1952 and boycotted the 1956 games over opposition to the Suez Crisis. Following this absence, Iraq returned to win a Bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. They participated in the next three games but once again did not appear in the 1972 and 1976 games to boycott apartheid South Africa. In joining the 1976 Boycott, Iraq became only the second non-African state to participate in the boycott (the other being Guyana). Since 1980, Iraq has appeared in every game despite the Iraq Wars. On April 9, 2003 the National Olympic Committee of Iraq building in Baghdad was damaged in looting and fires from looters. Iraq's Olympic program recovered in time to compete in the Athens Olympics the following year, and the Iraq football team almost won a bronze medal but were defeated by Italy in the bronze medal match. Iraq has never competed at the Winter Olympic Games.

Iraq has only won one medal since they have entered the games. They won the medal in Weight lifting.

They have been represented by National Olympic Committee of Iraq since entering.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
Archery Athletics Basketball Boxing Cycling Football Judo Rowing Shooting Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Weightlifting Wrestling
United Kingdom 1948 London 12 - 2 10 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
Finland 1952 Helsinki Did not participate
Australia 1956 Melbourne
Italy 1960 Rome 21 - 11 - 2 2 - - - - - - - 5 1 0 0 1 1 41
Japan 1964 Tokyo 13 - 4 - 2 - - - - - - - - 7 - 0 0 0 0 -
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
West Germany 1972 Munich Did not participate
Canada 1976 Montreal
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 43 - 6 - 7 - 16 - - - - - - 5 9 0 0 0 0 -
United States 1984 Los Angeles 23 - - - 3 - 15 - - - - - - 2 3 0 0 0 0 -
South Korea 1988 Seoul 27 - 2 - 3 - 16 - - - - 1 - - 5 0 0 0 0 -
Spain 1992 Barcelona 8 - - - 2 - - - - 1 - - - 5 - 0 0 0 0 -
United States 1996 Atlanta 3 - 1 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
Australia 2000 Sydney 4 - 2 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
Greece 2004 Athens 24 - 2 - 1 - 17 1 - - 1 - 1 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
China 2008 Beijing 4 - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
United Kingdom 2012 London 8 1 2 - 1 - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 24 1 18 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -
Total 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 1 1

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Abdul Wahid Aziz Italy 1960 Rome Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's Lightweight

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