Poland at the Olympics

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Poland at the Olympics is a history which includes 42 games in 22 countries and 2,000+ athletes.[1] Since 1918, Poland has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".[2]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Poland is POL.[3]

History[change | change source]

The Polish National Olympic Committee was formed in 1918. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1919.[4]

Poland's team first competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[1]

Poland has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1984 Games. They were a part of the Soviet led boycott of the 1984 Games. Poland has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[change | change source]

Summer Games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Paris 0 1 1 2
1928 Amsterdam 1 1 3 5
1932 Los Angeles 2 1 4 7
1936 Berlin 0 3 3 6
1948 London 0 0 1 1
1952 Helsinki 1 2 1 4
1956 Melbourne 1 4 4 9
1960 Rome 4 6 11 21
1964 Tokyo 7 6 10 23
1968 Mexico City 5 2 11 18
1972 Munich 7 5 9 21
1976 Montreal 7 6 13 26
1980 Moscow 3 14 15 32
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul 2 5 9 16
1992 Barcelona 3 6 10 19
1996 Atlanta 7 5 5 17
2000 Sydney 6 5 3 14
2004 Athens 3 2 5 10
2008 Beijing 3 6 1 10
2012 London 2 2 6 10
Total 64 82 125 271


Medals by summer sport[change | change source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 23 18 13 54
Boxing 8 9 26 43
Wrestling 5 9 11 25
Weightlifting 5 6 21 32
Fencing 4 9 9 22
Shooting 4 3 5 12
Rowing 3 3 10 16
Judo 3 3 2 8
Modern pentathlon 3 0 0 3
Equestrian 1 3 2 6
Swimming 1 3 2 6
Football 1 2 0 3
Gymnastics 1 1 2 4
Sailing 1 0 3 4
Volleyball 1 0 2 3
Canoeing 0 6 12 18
Cycling 0 6 3 9
Archery 0 1 1 2
Handball 0 0 1 1
Total 64 82 125 271

Winter Games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
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 1 1
1960 Squaw Valley 0 1 1 2
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
1972 Sapporo 1 0 0 1
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0
2002 Salt Lake City 0 1 1 2
2006 Turin 0 1 1 2
2010 Vancouver 1 3 2 6
Total 2 6 6 14

Medals by winter sport[change | change source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ski jumping 1 3 1 5
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2 4
Speed skating 0 1 2 3
Biathlon 0 1 0 1
Nordic combined 0 0 1 1
Total 2 6 6 14

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Poland"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
  3. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  4. Olympic.org, Poland; retrieved 2012-7-28.

Other websites[change | change source]