Great Britain at the Olympics
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Great Britain at the Olympics is a history which includes 50 games in 23 countries and 6,000+ athletes. Since 1896, sportsmen of the United Kingdom have taken part the growth of the "Olympic Movement". 
The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Great Britain is GBR.
History[change | change source]
The British National Olympic Committee was formed in 1905. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1905.
Great Britain's team first competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Great Britain is the name that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses when it competes at the Olympic Games. Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games in 1896. It has competed at every Games. As of 2012, Athletes from Great Britain have won 780 medals at the Summer Olympic Games. They have won 22 at the Winter Olympic Games. Great Britain is the only team to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.
Great Britain was the name given to the United Kingdom team for the 1908 Summer Olympics. It was also given the IOC country code GBR. The team is also called "Team GB". Representatives of the devolved Northern Ireland government, do not think this is a good name. They think it suggests that Northern Ireland is not part of the British Olympic team, and they think the name should be changed to Team UK. However, British is a correct term for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as, for instance, in "the British Government".
In an agreement between the British and Irish Olympic groups, athletes from Northern Ireland can choose to be a part of the Irish Olympic team. All British people may have dual citizenship if they wish.
Summer Games results[change | change source]
|1904 St. Louis||3||1||1||0||2||6|
|1908 London (host nation)||676||56||51||39||146||1|
|1932 Los Angeles||74||4||7||5||16||8|
|1948 London (host nation)||375||3||14||6||23||12|
|1968 Mexico City||237||5||5||3||13||10|
|1984 Los Angeles||355||5||11||21||37||11|
|2012 London (host nation)||541||29||17||19||65||3|
Winter Games results[change | change source]
|1928 St. Moritz||33||0||0||1||1||8|
|1932 Lake Placid||4||0||0||0||0||-|
|1948 St. Moritz||62||0||0||2||2||13|
|1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||45||0||0||0||0||-|
|1960 Squaw Valley||17||0||0||0||0||-|
|1980 Lake Placid||50||1||0||0||1||11|
|2002 Salt Lake City||51||1||0||1||2||18|
Host country[change | change source]
London, the United Kingdom's capital, has hosted the Games on three occasions.
|1908 Summer Olympics||27 April - 31 October||22|
|1948 Summer Olympics||29 July - 14 August||59|
|2012 Summer Olympics||27 July - 12 August||204|
In 2012, London became the first city to host the Olympics three times.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Great Britain" Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- ↑ Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- ↑ "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-8-18.
- ↑ Olympic.org, Great Britain; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Team GB - Our Greatest Team". british Olympic Association. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- ↑ "Minister urges BOA to change 'erroneous Team GB name'," BBC (UK). 11 March 2011; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- ↑ "Full text of the constitution" (PDF). Department of the Taoiseach. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
Other websites[change | change source]
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