Iraq at the Olympics
|Iraq at the Olympic 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.
Medals by Games
|Games||Athletes||Athletes by sport||Total||Rank|
|1952 Helsinki||Did not participate|
|1968 Mexico City||3||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||1||0||0||0||0||-|
|1972 Munich||Did not participate|
|1984 Los Angeles||23||-||-||-||3||-||15||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||3||0||0||0||0||-|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||24||1||18||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||-|
Medals by sport
List of medalists
|Bronze||Abdul Wahid Aziz||1960 Rome||Weightlifting||Men's Lightweight|
- "Iraq". International Olympic Committee.
- "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
- "Iraq". Sports-Reference.com.
- Official Olympic Reports
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