Spain at the Olympics

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Spain first took part in the Olympic Games in 1900. It has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since 1920. Spain has taken part in every Winter Olympic Games since 1936.

Spain boycotted the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany. They also boycotted the 1956 Games in Melbourne because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary. The equestrian events in 1956 took place five months earlier in Stockholm, and Spain did compete in those events.

Spain hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Barcelona was the home city of the International Olympic Committee's president at the time, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Spanish athletes have won a total of 132 medals. Sailing has given them their largest number of medals in one sport. Spain has only won two medals at the Winter Games.

The Spanish Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Español) was created in 1924.

Medal tables[change | edit source]

Medals by Summer Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 0 0 1
1904 St. Louis did not participate
1908 London did not participate
1912 Stockholm did not participate
1920 Antwerp 0 2 0 2
1924 Paris 0 0 0 0
1928 Amsterdam 1 0 0 1
1932 Los Angeles 0 0 1 1
1936 Berlin did not participate
1948 London 0 1 0 1
1952 Helsinki 0 1 0 1
1956 Melbourne did not participate
1960 Rome 0 0 1 1
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 0 0 1 1
1976 Montreal 0 2 0 2
1980 Moscow 1 3 2 6
1984 Los Angeles 1 2 2 5
1988 Seoul 1 1 2 4
1992 Barcelona (host nation) 13 7 2 22
1996 Atlanta 5 6 6 17
2000 Sydney 3 3 5 11
2004 Athens 3 11 5 19
2008 Beijing 5 10 3 18
2012 London 3 10 4 17 21
Total 37 59 34 130

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