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Argentina participated at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900. It has participated at all subsequent Summer Olympics except in 1904, 1912 and, owing to its regime’s support for the Moscow boycott,[1] in 1980. It participated at the Winter Olympics in 1928, 1948, 1952 and continuously since 1960.

Argentina at the
Olympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IOC codeARG
NOCArgentine Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coarg.org.ar (in Spanish)
Medals
Gold
21
Silver
25
Bronze
28
Total
74
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Argentina was one of the 12 countries – the only from Ibero-America – who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, being represented by the first Executive Council José Benjamin Zubiaur, who served in that role until 1907. The National Olympic Committee for Argentina was created and recognized in 1923. The country had successful performances during the period 1924-1952, claiming at least one gold medal in every edition.

Starting with the 1956 Summer Olympics, Argentina suffered a gradual overall decline, a situation that reached its most critical point in the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. In those Games, Argentina did not win any medals. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the country claimed gold medals for the first time after 52 years.

Argentine athletes have won a total of 74 medals at the Summer Olympic Games. 24 of these medals have come in boxing, Argentina has won more medals in this sport than in any other. The nation has not won yet any medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

Buenos Aires hosted the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.[2]

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Medal tablesEdit

Highlighted in bold indicates all-time best results

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Boxing771024
  Athletics2305
  Football2204
  Polo2002
  Sailing14510
  Field hockey1225
  Rowing1124
  Swimming1113
  Basketball1012
  Judo1012
  Cycling1001
  Taekwondo1001
  Tennis0235
  Weightlifting0112
  Equestrian0101
  Shooting0101
  Fencing0011
  Volleyball0011
Totals (18 sports)21252874

Youth Games medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer Youth SportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics2103
  Basketball2024
  Sailing2002
  Field Hockey1124
  Rugby Sevens1102
  Tennis1102
  Boxing1034
  Beach Handball1012
  Rowing1012
  Cycling1001
  Swimming0202
  Wrestling0202
  Equestrian0101
  Volleyball0101
  Beach Volleyball0022
  Canoeing0011
  Golf0011
  Taekwondo0011
  Weightlifting0011
Totals (19 sports)13101538

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grasso, John; Mallon, Bill and Heijmans Jeroen; Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement; p. lxxviii ISBN 978-1-4422-4859-5
  2. ^ Buenos Aires elected as Host City for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

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