Iraq at the Olympics

Iraq first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948. Iraqis missed the 1952 and boycotted the 1956 games over opposition to the Suez Crisis. Following this absence, Iraq returned to win a Bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. They participated in the next three games but once again did not appear in the 1972 and 1976 games to boycott apartheid South Africa. In joining the 1976 Boycott, Iraq became only the second non-African state to participate in the boycott (the other being Guyana). Since 1980, Iraq has appeared in every game despite the Iraq Wars. On April 9, 2003, the National Olympic Committee of Iraq building in Baghdad was damaged in looting and fires from looters. Iraq's Olympic program recovered in time to compete in the Athens Olympics the following year, and the Iraq football team almost won a bronze medal but were defeated by Italy in the bronze medal match. Iraq has never competed at the Winter Olympic Games.

Iraq at the
Olympics
Flag of Iraq.svg
IOC codeIRQ
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Iraq
Websitewww.nociraq.iq (in Arabic and English)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer appearances

Iraq has only won one medal since they have entered the games. They won a bronze medal, in weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

They have been represented by National Olympic Committee of Iraq since entering.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

Games Athletes Athletes by sport       Total Rank
                           
  1948 London 12 - 2 10 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
  1952 Helsinki Did not participate
  1956 Melbourne
  1960 Rome 21 - 11 - 2 2 - - - - - - - 5 1 0 0 1 1 41
  1964 Tokyo 13 - 4 - 2 - - - - - - - - 7 - 0 0 0 0 -
  1968 Mexico City 3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
  1972 Munich Did not participate
  1976 Montreal
  1980 Moscow 43 - 6 - 7 - 16 - - - - - - 5 9 0 0 0 0 -
  1984 Los Angeles 23 - - - 3 - 15 - - - - - - 2 3 0 0 0 0 -
  1988 Seoul 27 - 2 - 3 - 16 - - - - 1 - - 5 0 0 0 0 -
  1992 Barcelona 8 - - - 2 - - - - 1 - - - 5 - 0 0 0 0 -
  1996 Atlanta 3 - 1 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
  2000 Sydney 4 - 2 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
  2004 Athens 24 - 2 - 1 - 17 1 - - 1 - 1 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
  2008 Beijing 4 - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 -
  2012 London 8 1 2 - 1 - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 24 1 18 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -
  2020 Tokyo future event
  2024 Paris
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 0 0 1 1 141

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Weightlifting0011
Totals (1 sports)0011

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Bronze Abdul Wahid Aziz   1960 Rome   Weightlifting Men's Lightweight

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Iraq". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Iraq". Olympedia.com.
  • "Olympic Analytics/IRQ". olympanalyt.com.
  • Official Olympic Reports