List of participating nations at the Maccabiah

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This is a list of nations that have participated in the Maccabiah from the 1st Maccabiah to the 19th Maccabiah. As of the 19th Games, 110 nations have participated in at least one edition of the Maccabiah. The United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, and France have competed in all nineteen Maccabiot.

History[edit]

The first Maccabiah which was held on March 28, 1932, included 390 athletes from 18 countries. The second Maccabiah, which was held on April 2, 1935, increased the number of participating nations to 28 with over 1350 athletes. The two games included Arab nations such as Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. The third Maccabiah, which was scheduled for spring of 38, was postponed until 1950, after the establishment of the state of Israel. Attendance for the third Maccabiah were considerably less than the previous two with only 20 nations due to various economical and political reasons.

The attended at the Maccabiah have slowly increased over the next three decade. surpassing 30 nations and close to 3,500 athletes in the 11th Maccabiah. By the 19th Maccabiah, which took place in 2013, the numbers have grown to 9,000 Jewish athletes from 76 nations.

List of nations[edit]

Description[edit]

The list below includes all nations that have participated in at least one event in the Maccabiah, arranged alphabetically.

Several nations have changed during their Maccabiah history. Name changes due to geographical renaming are explained by footnotes after the nation's name, and other changes are explained by footnotes linked within the table itself. A select number of obsolete nations are also included in the table to more clearly illustrate past Maccabiah appearances for their successor nations:

Table legend[edit]

19   In the table headings, indicates the edition of the Maccabiah (1-19)
Participated in the specified Games
[A] Additional explanatory comments at the linked footnote
  Nation superseded or preceded by other nation(s) during these years

Alphabetical list[edit]

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V Y Z Total

A[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Albania 1
 Argentina 17
 Armenia 1
 Aruba 1
 Australia 17
 Austria 19
 Azerbaijan 3

B[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Bahamas 1
 Belarus 3
 Belgium 18
 Bermuda 3
 Bolivia 4
 Bosnia 1
 Brazil 16
 Bulgaria 5

C[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Canada 17
 Chile 16
 China 2
 Colombia 9
 Congo 1
 Costa Rica 8
 Croatia 5
 Cuba 1
 Curacao 1
 Cyprus 1
 Czechoslovakia 3
 Czech Republic 4

D[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Denmark 19

E[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Ecuador 2
 Egypt 2
 El Salvador 1
 Eretz Yisrael See Israel 2
 Estonia 3
 Ethiopia 2

F[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Finland 15
 France 19

G[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Georgia 5
 Germany 8
 West Germany 8
 Gibraltar 5
 Greece 7
 Grenada 1
 Guam 1
 Guatemala 8
 Guinea-Bissau 1

H[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Honduras 1
 Hong Kong 3
 Hungary 7

I[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 India 12
 Iran 3
 Ireland 8
 Israel See Eretz Yisrael 17
 Italy 18

J[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Jamaica 1
 Japan 4

K[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Kazakhstan 1
 Kyrgyzstan 2

L[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Latvia 7
 Lebanon 1
 Libya 2
 Lithuania 8
 Luxembourg 3

M[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Macedonia 3
 Malta 1
 Mauritius 1
 Mexico 15
 Moldova 5
 Mongolia 1
 Morocco 1

N[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Netherlands 17
 New Zealand 8
 Nicaragua 1
 Norway 7

P[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Palau 1
 Panama 6
 Paraguay 6
 Peru 8
 Poland 8
 Portugal 5
 Puerto Rico 4

R[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Rhodesia see Zimbabwe 5
 Romania 7
 Russia see Soviet Union 6

S[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Samoa 1
 Scotland 2
 Serbia 3
 Singapore 4
 Slovakia 4
 Slovenia 3
 South Africa 18
 South Korea 2
 Soviet Union 1
 Spain 7
 Suriname 1
 Sweden 15
  Switzerland 19
 Syria 2

T[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Thailand 1
 Turkey 16
 Chinese Taipei 1

U[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Ukraine 5
 Uruguay 7
 United Kingdom 19
 United States 19
 Uzbekistan 1

V[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 U.S. Virgin Islands 2
 Venezuela 11

Y[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Yugoslavia 4

Z[edit]

Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 ZaireZaire[›] see Congo 2
 Zimbabwe See Rhodesia 3

Total[edit]

Total per Maccabiah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Total 18 28 20 22 20 27 27 27 26 34 33 37 45 48 33 49 55 55 76

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^ Zaire: The Democratic Republic of the Congo was known as Zaire (ZAI) between 1984 and 1996.

References[edit]