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Albania at the Olympics

Albania first participated at the Summer Olympic Games in 1972. They missed the next four games, three of them for political reasons due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, 1984 Summer Olympics boycott and 1988 boycotts, but returned for the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. They have appeared in all games since then. They made their Winter Olympic Games debut in 2006.[1] Albania normally competes in events that include swimming, athletics, weightlifting, shooting and wrestling. The country has not yet won an Olympic medal, and along with Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is the only European non-microstate without an Olympic medal. They have been represented by the Albanian National Olympic Committee since 1972.

Albania at the
Olympics
Flag of Albania.svg
IOC codeALB
NOCAlbanian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nocalbania.org.al  (in Albanian)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

HistoryEdit

Albania first competed at the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics with five participants over two events; Fatos Pilkati and Afërdita Tusha in the mixed 50 metre free pistol, Ismail Rama and Beqir Kosova in the mixed 50 metre rifle, prone, and Ymer Pampuri in the men's 60 kg weightlifting.[2] In the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics: Alma Qeramixhi competed in the heptathlon; Kristo Robo in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol; Enkelejda Shehu in the 25 metre pistol; Frank Leskaj in the 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre freestyle, and 100 metre breaststroke; Sokol Bishanaku and Fatmir Bushi in the under 67.5 kg weightlifting; and Dede Dekaj in the under 110 kg weightlifting.[3] For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Albania had seven athletes—4 female and 3 male.[4] At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Albania's delegation consisted of two male and two female athletes.[5] They had seven competitors (two female, five male) in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.[6] In Beijing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the nation had eleven athletes (four female and seven male).[7] For the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Albania had nine athletes consisting of three women and six men.[8]

As of 2019 Albania has no Olympic medalists.

Medal tablesEdit

 
Albania's delegation at the 2010 Winter Games

FlagbearersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Albania at the 2006 Winter Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Albania at the 1972 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Albania at the 1992 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Albania at the 1996 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Albania at the 2000 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Albania at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Albania at the 2008 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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