Nicaragua at the Olympics

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Nicaragua in the Olympics is a history which includes 11 games in 10 countries and 90+ athletes.[1] Since 1959, Nicaragua has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".[2]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Nicaragua was NCG.[3] It is now is NCA.[4]

History[change | edit source]

The National Olympic Committee for Nicaragua (Comité Olímpico Nicaragüense) was formed in 1959; and it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee the same year.[5]

Nicaragua was first at the Olympic Games in 1968.[1]

Teams from Nicaragua have been in every Summer Olympic Games since 1968, except when they boycotted the 1988 Games in support of North Korea. The nation has never been in the Winter Olympic Games.

As of 2012, Nicaragua has never won an Olympic medal.[1]

The baseball team finished in fourth place at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[6]

Olympic table Summer[change | edit source]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals
Athletics Swimming Baseball Boxing shooting weightlifting Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
Mexico Mexico City 1 1 - - - - - 0 0 0
Germany Munich 1972 2 1 - - 1 - - 0 0 0
Canada Montreal 1976 1 1 - - - - - 0 0 0
Russia Moscow 1980 4 1 - 1 2 - - 0 0 0
United States Los Angeles 1984 1 1 - - - - - 0 0 0
Spain Barcelona 1992 6 1 - - 2 1 2 0 0 0
United States Atlanta 1996 25 2 - 21 1 1 - 0 0 0
Australia Sydney 2000 5 1 - 2 - 1 1 0 0 0
Greece Athens 2004 5 2 - 2 - 1 - 0 0 0
People's Republic of China Bejiing 2008 5 2 - 1 - 1 1 0 0 0

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Nicaragua; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  3. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  4. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 90 [PDF p. 91 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  5. Olympic.org, Nicaragua; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  6. SR/Olympics, "Nicaragua Baseball at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-10-11.

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