Bulgaria at the Olympics

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Bulgaria was first at the Olympic Games at the very first Games in 1896.[1]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Bulgaria is BUL.[2]

History[change | change source]

The Bulgarian Olympic Committee was formed in 1923. They first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1924. The nation has been in every Summer Games since except for 1932 (during the Great Depression), 1948 (after World War II), and 1984. Bulgaria was first in the Winter Olympic Games in 1936, and has been in every Winter Games since then.

Bulgarian athletes have won a total of 218 medals, with wrestling and weightlifting the most.

Medal tables[change | change source]

Medals by Summer Games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 0 0 0 0
1900 Paris did not participate
1904 St. Louis did not participate
1908 London did not participate
1912 Stockholm did not participate
1920 Antwerp did not participate
1924 Paris 0 0 0 0
1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0
1932 Los Angeles did not participate
1936 Berlin 0 0 0 0
1948 London did not participate
1952 Helsinki 0 0 1 1
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 1 3 1 5
1960 Rome 1 3 3 7
1964 Tokyo 3 5 2 10
1968 Mexico City 2 4 3 9
1972 Munich 6 10 5 21
1976 Montreal 6 9 7 22
1980 Moscow 8 16 17 41
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul 10 12 13 35
1992 Barcelona 3 7 6 16
1996 Atlanta 3 7 5 15
2000 Sydney 5 6 2 13
2004 Athens 2 1 9 12
2008 Beijing 1 1 3 5
2012 London 0 1 1 2
Total 51 85 78 214


Medals by Winter Games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1952 Oslo 0 0 0 0
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley 0 0 0 0
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 1 1
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 0 0 0 0
1994 Lillehammer 0 0 0 0
1998 Nagano 1 0 0 1
2002 Salt Lake City 0 1 2 3
2006 Turin 0 1 0 1
2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Total 1 2 3 6

Medals by sport[change | change source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 16 32 20 68
Weightlifting 12 16 8 36
Athletics 5 7 6 18
Shooting 4 6 6 16
Boxing 4 5 9 18
Canoeing 4 5 8 17
Rowing 3 4 7 14
Gymnastics 2 4 7 13
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Biathlon 1 0 1 2
Judo 0 1 2 3
Short track speed skating 0 2 1 3
Basketball 0 1 1 2
Football 0 1 1 2
Volleyball 0 1 1 2
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Cross-country skiing 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Total 52 87 81 220

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Because Charles Champaud was a Swiss national living in Sofia, some say he was with Switzerland instead.
  2. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-8-16.

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