West Germany at the Olympics

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code   FRG
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany competed at the Olympic Games between 1952 and 1988. While in 1952 - Germany's first Olympics after World War II and the Partitions of Germany - there was a de facto West German team, given East Germany refused to collaborate, its results are counted towards Germany. Likewise, between 1956 and 1964 both countries competed together under the Unified Team of Germany flag. It was not until 1968 that a full-fledged West German team appeared, and it competed in all the Olympics but the 1980 Summer Olympics - as it adhered to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott - until 1988. Afterwards, the German reunification in 1990 reestablished the German team.

Hosted Games[edit]

West Germany has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1972 Summer Olympics Munich 26 August – 10 September 121 7,134 195

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896–1952 as part of Germany
1956–1964 as part of United Team of Germany
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 275 5 11 10 26 8
West Germany 1972 Munich (host nation) 423 13 11 16 40 4
Canada 1976 Montreal 290 10 12 17 39 4
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 390 17 19 23 59 3
South Korea 1988 Seoul 347 11 14 15 40 5
1992–Present as part of  Germany (GER)
Total 56 67 81 204 22

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1928–1952 as part of Germany
1956–1964 as part of United Team of Germany
France 1968 Grenoble 87 2 2 3 7 8
Japan 1972 Sapporo 78 3 1 1 5 6
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 71 2 5 3 10 5
United States 1980 Lake Placid 80 0 2 3 5 12
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 84 2 1 1 4 8
Canada 1988 Calgary 90 2 4 2 8 8
1992–Present as part of  Germany (GER)
Total 11 15 13 39 16

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 12 14 17 43
Equestrian 11 5 9 25
Fencing 7 8 1 16
Cycling 4 5 5 14
Rowing 4 4 6 14
Shooting 4 4 3 11
Swimming 3 5 14 22
Canoeing 2 6 3 11
Sailing 2 2 3 7
Weightlifting 2 2 3 7
Wrestling 1 4 4 9
Judo 1 4 3 8
Field hockey 1 3 0 4
Boxing 1 0 5 6
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Handball 0 1 0 1
Gymnastics 0 0 2 2
Football 0 0 1 1
Water polo 0 0 1 1
Total 56 67 81 204

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 3 5 1 9
Speed skating 3 0 0 3
Nordic combined 2 1 0 3
Luge 1 4 5 10
Bobsleigh 1 3 2 6
Biathlon 1 2 2 5
Figure skating 0 0 2 2
Ice hockey 0 0 1 1
Total 11 15 13 39

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