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Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.

Romania at the
Olympics
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IOC codeROU
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cosr.ro (in Romanian) (in English) (in French)
Medals
Gold
89
Silver
95
Bronze
123
Total
307
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Gymnastics is Romania's top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the second highest total number of medals (after Hungary) of nations that have never hosted the Games.

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HistoryEdit

From the 1972 Summer Games through the 2012 Summer Games, Romania had qualified a women's team for the gymnastics team all-around. They had won medals at every Olympics from the 1976 Summer Games through to the 2012 Summer Games. However the women's team failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games, ending the 40-year run in medals, and the 44-year run of having a team at the Olympics.[1][2][3]

Medal tablesEdit

MedallistsEdit

Summer medallists with minimum 2 goldEdit

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nadia Comăneci   Gymnastics 1976–1980 F 5 3 1 9
Elisabeta Lipă   Rowing 1984–2004 F 5 2 1 8
Georgeta Damian   Rowing 2000–2008 F 5 0 1 6
Ivan Patzaichin   Canoeing 1968–1984 M 4 3 0 7
Doina Ignat   Rowing 1992–2008 F 4 1 1 6
Ecaterina Szabo   Gymnastics 1984 F 4 1 0 5
Viorica Susanu   Rowing 2000–2008 F 4 0 1 5
Daniela Silivaș   Gymnastics 1988 F 3 2 1 6
Simona Amânar   Gymnastics 1996–2000 F 3 1 3 7
Constanța Burcică   Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Elena Georgescu   Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Cătălina Ponor   Gymnastics 2004–2012 F 3 1 1 5
Liliana Gafencu   Rowing 1996–2004 F 3 0 0 3
Veronica Cochelea   Rowing 1988–2000 F 2 3 1 6
Lavinia Miloșovici   Gymnastics 1992–1996 F 2 1 3 6
Rodica Arba   Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Olga Homeghi   Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Toma Simionov   Canoeing 1980–1984 M 2 1 0 3
Ioana Olteanu   Rowing 1992–2000 F 2 1 0 3
Sandra Izbașa   Gymnastics 2008–2012 F 2 0 2 4
Leon Rotman   Canoeing 1956–1960 M 2 0 1 3
Simona Păucă   Gymnastics 1984 F 2 0 1 3
Iolanda Balaș   Athletics 1960–1964 F 2 0 0 2
Marioara Popescu   Rowing 1984–1996 F 2 0 0 2
Diana Mocanu   Swimming 2000 F 2 0 0 2
Angela Alupei   Rowing 2000–2004 F 2 0 0 2
Monica Roșu   Gymnastics 2004 F 2 0 0 2

Winter medallistsEdit

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ion Panţuru   Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1
Nicolae Neagoe   Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dvora Meyers (19 April 2016). "Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?". The Guardian (London).
  2. ^ Laura Wagner (18 April 2016). "Romanian Women's Gymnastics Team Fails To Qualify For Olympics, Ending Medal Streak". npr.
  3. ^ Erin Corbett (4 August 2016). "Why Isn't The Romania Gymnastics Team At Rio? The Women's Team Isn't Competing This Year". Bustle.com.

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