Puerto Rico at the Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Puerto Rico
IOC code  PUR
NOC Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Website www.copur.pr (Spanish)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Puerto Rico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Notably, despite being an insular area of the United States, Puerto Rico did not fully participate in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, as three boxers competed in Moscow. Puerto Rico has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of nine medals. Six medals were won in boxing, one in athletics, one in tennis, and one in wrestling.

The Puerto Rican men's national baseball team won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but that medal is not counted among Puerto Rico's olympic medals totals because baseball was only an exhibition sport during those games.

The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was created in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
United Kingdom 1948 London 0 0 1 1
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0
Australia 1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal 0 0 1 1
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles 0 1 1 2
South Korea 1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 0 0 1 1
United States 1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1
Australia 2000 Sydney 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 0 1 1 2
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 0 0 1
Japan 2020 Tokyo Future event
Total 1 2 6 9

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 0 1 5 6
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Tennis 1 0 0 1
Total 1 2 6 9

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Juan Venegas United Kingdom 1948 London Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Orlando Maldonado Canada 1976 Montreal Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Luis Ortiz United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Arístides González United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Aníbal Acevedo Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Bronze Daniel Santos United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Silver Jaime Espinal United Kingdom 2012 London Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg
 Bronze Javier Culson United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
 Gold Mónica Puig Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Women's singles

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