Romania at the Olympics

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Romania at the Olympics is a history which began in 1900.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Romania was RUM.[1] It is now ROU.[2]

History[change | edit source]

A team from Romania was first at the Olympic Games in 1900. They had only one participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee. It was formed and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to the Games in 1924. They have been to each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then except for two times. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.

Romanian athletes have won a total of 293 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport.

Medal tables[change | edit source]

Medals by Summer Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 0 0 0 0
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 1 1
1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0
1932 Los Angeles did not participate
1936 Berlin 0 1 0 1
1948 London did not participate
1952 Helsinki 1 1 2 4
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 5 3 5 13
1960 Rome 3 1 6 10
1964 Tokyo 2 4 6 12
1968 Mexico City 4 6 5 15
1972 Munich 3 6 7 16
1976 Montreal 4 9 14 27
1980 Moscow 6 6 13 25
1984 Los Angeles 20 16 17 53
1988 Seoul 7 11 6 24
1992 Barcelona 4 6 8 18
1996 Atlanta 4 7 9 20
2000 Sydney[3] 11 6 9 26
2004 Athens 8 5 6 19
2008 Beijing 4 1 3 8
2012 London 2 5 2 9
Total 88 94 119 301

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Medals by Winter Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
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 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley did not participate
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble 0 0 1 1
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
2006 Turin 0 0 0 0
2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gymnastics 25 21 26 72
Rowing 19 10 8 37
Athletics 11 14 10 35
Canoeing 10 10 14 34
Wrestling 7 8 17 32
Shooting 6 4 5 15
Fencing 3 5 7 15
Swimming 3 2 4 9
Weightlifting 2 7 4 13
Boxing 1 9 15 25
Judo 1 2 3 6
Handball 0 1 3 4
Equestrian 0 1 1 2
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Rugby 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Total 88 94 120 302

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  3. Includes bronze medal in 2000 women's high jump, Oana Pantelimon shares bronze medal with Kajsa Bergqvist and The IOC medal database is incorrect.
  4. Romania Olympic GamesTradition

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