South Korea at the Olympics

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South Korea at the Olympics is a history which includes 32 games in 18 countries and 2,000+ athletes.[1] Since 1946, South Korea (KOR) has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".[2]

History[change | change source]

The Korean National Olympic Committee was formed in 1946. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1947.[3]

Korea's team first competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Athletes from Korea did not take part in the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1952 Winter Olympics.

Medal tables[change | change source]

Team highlights include the bronze medal in the men's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The win against Japan resulted in Korea's first medal in this sport.[4]

Summer games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Notes
1948 London 0 0 2 2
1952 Helsinki 0 0 2 2
1956 Melbourne 0 1 1 2
1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 0 2 1 3
1968 Mexico City 0 1 1 2
1972 Munich 0 1 0 1
1976 Montreal 1 1 4 6
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 6 6 7 19
1988 Seoul (host nation) 12 10 11 33
1992 Barcelona 12 5 12 29
1996 Atlanta 7 15 5 27
2000 Sydney 8 10 10 28
2004 Athens 9 12 9 30
2008 Beijing 13 10 8 31
2012 London 13 7 7 27
2016 Rio de Janiero
Total 68 74 73 272

Winter games[change | change source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Notes
1948 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1952 Oslo did not participate
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 0 0
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 2 1 1 4
1994 Lillehammer 4 1 1 6
1998 Nagano 3 1 2 6
2002 Salt Lake City 2 2 0 4
2006 Turin 6 3 2 11
2010 Vancouver 6 6 2 14
2014 Sochi
2018 Pyeongchang
Total 23 14 8 45

Host country[change | change source]

The mascot of the Seoul games in 2005

Korea hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics (XXIVth Olympiad) in Seoul.[5]

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang.[6]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "South Korea"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  3. Olympic.org, "South Korea"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  4. Collet, Mike. "Olympics-Soccer-South Korea take bronze after beating Japan," Reuters (UK), 10 August 2012; retrieved 2012-8-10.
  5. SR/Olympics, "South Korea at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-29.
  6. Olympics.org, "Pyeongchang 2018"; retrieved 2012-7-29.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to 1988 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons