Republic of China at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Republic of China at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
IOC code ROC
(CHN used at these Games)
NOC Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
in Los Angeles
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Cheng-Chun Liu
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 People's Republic of China (1952–)
 Chinese Taipei (1956–)

China, as the Republic of China, competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.


The delegation representing the Republic of China at the Games included the following personnel, as listed in the Official Report of the Games;[1] the names in Chinese are given where known.[2]

Executive Officers[edit]

  • C. T. Wang (王正廷), IOC Member for China, President of the Chinese National Olympic Committee (did not attend)
  • Wm. Z. L. Sung (沈嗣良), Honorary Secretary General and Acting President of the Chinese NOC, Chef de Mission
  • J. C. Shen (申國權), Member of the Chinese NOC
  • C. M. Tobin (托平), Member of the Chinese NOC


  • Snowpine Liu (劉雪松)


Only one athlete, the sprinter Liu Changchun (劉長春), competed for the Republic of China. He competed in the 100 m and 200 m sprints, and also bore the flag of the ROC.

Yu Hsi-Wei (于希渭), a long-distance runner, was also registered for the Games on 26 June 1932 but was detained by Japanese officials in Manchukuo and did not attend the Games.[2] He is not listed on the roster in the Official Report.


  • Carl F. Song (宋君復), coach of Cheng-Chun Liu


  • G. L. Chee, M.D., foreign consultant, medical staff of the Games


  • Paul Fung
  • James I. Park
  • P. M. Slovo Pachinsky
  • Aleksandra Kunicka-Sun


In 2008, a Chinese-language film based on the story of China's participation in the 1932 Olympic games was released, titled The One Man Olympics.[3]


Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Liu Changchun 100 m 11.5 6 Did Not Advance
200 m 23.4 4 Did Not Advance


  1. ^ The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles, 1932: Official Report, The Xth Olympiade Committee of the Games of Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1932 Ltd., 1933.
  2. ^ a b "China forced by the Japanese to participate in the Olympic Games for the first time" 「被日本人逼出來的中國首次參加奧運會」, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (, publication and copyright dates unknown.
  3. ^ "The One Man Olympics" , Internet Movie Database (, retrieved on 2010-06-20