Jordan at the Olympics

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Jordan at the
Olympics
Flag of Jordan.svg
IOC code JOR
NOC Jordan Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.jo (in English) (in Arabic)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer appearances

Jordan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1980, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games, however at the 1992 Albertville Olympics 43-year-old Mohamed Hadid competed for Jordan in the demonstration sport of speed skiing.[1]

Jordan won its first ever medal at the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, when Ahmad Abughaush won gold in the Men's 68 kg tournament in Taekwondo.

The National Olympic Committee for Jordan was created in 1957 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1963.

The Jordan Olympic Committee is now headed by HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes by sport Medals Total
Athletics Shooting Archery Swimming Taekwondo Boxing Equestrian Judo Triathlon Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow - 4 - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles 5 - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul - - 1 - 6 - - - - 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 2 - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 1 - - 3 - - - - - 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 2 - - 2 1 - - - - 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 1 - - 2 1 - - - - 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 2 2 - - 1 - - - - 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 2 - - 2 3 1 1 - - 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 - - 2 1 2 - 1 1 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Taekwondo 1 0 0 1 16
Total 1 0 0 1 107

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Ahmad Abu-Ghaush Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 68 kg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (December 20, 1991). "Olympics; Construction Was Slow, So . . .". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2016. While it would have been ideal to ski for the United States, his adoptive country, he knew that making its Olympic team would be virtually impossible. Instead, taking advantage of his dual citizenship, he petitioned the Jordan Olympic Committee, and Jordanian officials approved. 

External links[edit]

  • "Jordan". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Jordan". Sports-Reference.com.