Romania at the Olympics
|Romania at the Olympic Games|
Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.
Romanian athletes have won a total of 306 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the second highest total number of medals (after Hungary) of nations that have never hosted the Games.
From the 1972 Summer Games through the 2012 Summer Games, Romania had qualified a women's team for the gymnastics team all-around. They had won medals at every Olympics from the 1976 Summer Games through to the 2012 Summer Games. However the women's team failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games, ending the 40-year run in medals, and the 44-year run of having a team at the Olympics.
Medals by Summer Games
Medals by Winter Games
Medals by summer sport
Medals by winter sport
Summer medallists with minimum 2 gold
- List of flag bearers for Romania at the Olympics
- Category:Olympic competitors for Romania
- Romania at the Paralympics
- Sport in Romania
- Dvora Meyers (19 April 2016). "Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?". The Guardian (London).
- Laura Wagner (18 April 2016). "Romanian Women's Gymnastics Team Fails To Qualify For Olympics, Ending Medal Streak". npr.
- Erin Corbett (4 August 2016). "Why Isn't The Romania Gymnastics Team At Rio? The Women's Team Isn't Competing This Year". Bustle.com.