first participated at the Serbia in Olympic Games 1912 as the Kingdom of Serbia. Serbia returned to the Olympics as an independent team after ninety-six years at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite not participating in the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Serbian king Aleksandar Obrenović attended the games at the invitation of Greek king George I and at these Games Momčilo Tapavica who competed for Hungary, became the first ethnic Serb to win an Olympic medal, bronze in tennis. From  1920 to the 1992 Winter Olympics Serbian athletes participated as part of the Yugoslavian team. At the 1992 Summer Olympics they participated as Independent Olympic Participants as their nation was under United Nations sanctions. The continuing sanctions meant that no Serbian athletes competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Sanctions were mostly lifted in 1995. From the 1996 Summer Olympics to the 2006 Winter Olympics they participated as part of the Serbia and Montenegro team.
The best example to illustrate the situation is the seven-time Olympian shooter and the 1988 gold medalist
Jasna Šekarić who competed under four different banners at her twenty-four-year Olympic career. She started under the flag of Yugoslavia in 1988, then she competed as an Independent Participant in 1992, under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro from 1996 to 2004 and in 2008 and 2012 she represented Serbia.
Medal tables [ edit ]
Medals by Summer Games [ edit ]
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Old countries [ edit ]
Olympic Committee of Serbia, created in 1910 and recognized in 1912, continues the tradition of the Yugoslav Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro. In the period from 1920 to 2006, athletes representing these defunct countries won a total of 99 medals: 95 at Summer Games and 4 at Winter Games. 
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References [ edit ]
^  Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, 1896 Olympic Games (Serbian)
^  Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, History of Olympic Committee (Serbian)
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