Libya at the Olympics

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Libya at the Olympics is a history which began in 1956.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Libya (Libya Jamahiriya) was LYA.[1] It is now LBA.[2]

History[change | edit source]

A teams from Libya was first at the Olympic Games in 1964. They have been in most Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation boycotted the 1976 Games along with most other African nations, and also boycotted the 1984 Games. Libya has never been in the Winter Olympic Games.

As of 2011, no Libyan athlete has ever won an Olympic medal.

The National Olympic Committee for Libya was created in 1962 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1963.

Olympic Medal table[change | edit source]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals
Athletics Swimming Volleyball Cycling Judo Taekwondo Weightlifting Gold Silver Bronze
Japan Tokyo 1964 1 1 - - - - - - 0 0 0
Mexico Mexico City 1968 1 1 - - - - - - 0 0 0
Germany 1972 Munich did not compete
Canada 1976 Montreal did not compete
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 32 9 1 22 - - - - 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles did not compete
South Korea Seoul 1988 1 - - - 4 - - - 0 0 0
Spain Barcelona 1992 1 1 - - - - - - 0 0 0
United States Atlanta 1996 1 1 - - - - - - 0 0 0
Australia Sydney 2000 1 1 - - - - - - 0 0 0
Greece Athens 2004 8 1 2 - - 1 1 2 0 0 0
People's Republic of China Beijing 2008 7 2 2 - 1 1 1 - 0 0 0

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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.

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