China at the 1984 Summer Olympics

The People's Republic of China competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. It was the first appearance at the Summer Games for PRC after its symbolic presence at the Summer Games in 1952 during which the dispute between ROC and PRC had started over the name of China and resulted in withdrawing all its athletes by ROC. Since then until these Games the communist PRC boycotted the games due to the Taiwan's presence as the Republic of China. In 1984, the Republic of China competed as Chinese Taipei and the PRC competed as China. Due to the then ongoing Sino-Soviet split, China did not participate in the Soviet-led boycott. In the previous games, China participate the United States-led boycott to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, became the only communist country to boycott the Olympics held by another communist country (Soviet Union).

China at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
NOCChinese Olympic Committee (in Chinese and English)
in Los Angeles
Competitors215 (132 men and 83 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Wang Libin
Ranked 4th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924-1948)

215 competitors, 132 men and 83 women, took part in 105 events in 19 sports.[1] The first gold medal to be awarded at the Los Angeles Olympics was also the first-ever medal to be won by an athlete from China when Xu Haifeng won the 50 m Pistol event. Li Ning won also 6 medals in gymnastics, 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze, earning him the nickname "Prince of Gymnasts" in China.[2]


Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Gymnastics 5 4 2 11
Weightlifting 4 2 0 6
Shooting 3 0 3 6
Diving 1 1 1 3
Fencing 1 0 0 1
Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Archery 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Basketball 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Total 15 8 9 32


The following Chinese. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.