Cyprus at the Olympics
They almost won a medal in the 2008 Olympics when Antonis Nikolaidis lost the bronze medal shoot-off in men's skeet. The first athlete from Cyprus in the modern Olympics was Anastasios Andreou in 1896. He competed under the Greek flag. At this time, Cyprus was a British colony.
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- "EYES ON LONDON: Coe hears final lap bell, UK elated over golds, Cyprus gets first medal". http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/eyes-on-london-coe-hears-final-lap-bell-uk-elated-over-golds-cyprus-gets-first-medal/2012/08/05/3d950ae4-def9-11e1-8d48-2b1243f34c85_story.html. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
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