South Korea at the Olympics

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South Korea at the
Olympics
Flag of South Korea.svg
IOC codeKOR
NOCKorean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sports.or.kr (Korean) (English)
Medals
Gold
121
Silver
112
Bronze
104
Total
337
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
Korea (2018)

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]

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