Japan at the Olympics
Japan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912, and has competed at almost every Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1948 Games after World War II, and Japan was part of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
|Japan at the|
|NOC||Japanese Olympic Committee|
Japan won its first medals in 1920, and its first gold medals in 1928. Japanese athletes have won 439 medals at the Summer Olympic Games (Except Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics), with the most gold medals won in judo. Japan has also won 58 medals at the Winter Olympic Games.
Japan hosted the Games on three occasions, with a fourth occasion planned for 2020:
|1964 Summer Olympics||10–24 October 1964||Tokyo|
|1972 Winter Olympics||3–13 February 1972||Sapporo, Hokkaidō|
|1998 Winter Olympics||7–22 February 1998||Nagano, Nagano|
|2020 Summer Olympics||23 July – 8 August 2021||Tokyo|
|Games||City||Winner of bid|
|1960 Summer Olympics||Tokyo||Rome, Italy|
|1988 Summer Olympics||Nagoya, Aichi||Seoul, South Korea|
|2008 Summer Olympics||Osaka, Osaka||Beijing, China|
|1968 Winter Olympics||Sapporo, Hokkaidō||Grenoble, France|
|1984 Winter Olympics||Sapporo, Hokkaidō||Sarajevo, Yugoslavia|
|2016 Summer Olympics||Tokyo||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
- Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
- Red coloured rank box indicates the best performance.
Medals by Summer GamesEdit
Medals by Winter GamesEdit
Medals by summer sportEdit
Leading in that sport
Medals by winter sportEdit
Youth Games medal tablesEdit
- Japan | Japanese Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.
- Holthus, Barbara; Gagné, Isaac; Manzenreiter, Wolfram; Waldenberger, Franz (2020-04-23). Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003033905. ISBN 978-1-003-03390-5.