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Serbia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 as the Kingdom of Serbia. Serbia returned to the Olympics as an independent team after ninety-six years at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Serbia at the
Olympics
Flag of Serbia.svg
IOC codeSRB
NOCOlympic Committee of Serbia
Websitewww.oks.org.rs ‹See Tfd›(in Serbian)
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
15
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W, 1996–2002)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2004–2006)

Contents

HistoryEdit

Despite not participating in the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Serbian king Aleksandar Obrenović attended the games at the invitation of Greek king George I and at these Games Momčilo Tapavica who competed for Hungary, became the first ethnic Serb to win an Olympic medal, bronze in tennis.[1]

From 1920 to the 1992 Winter Olympics Serbian athletes participated as part of the Yugoslavian team. At the 1992 Summer Olympics they participated as Independent Olympic Participants as their nation was under United Nations sanctions. The continuing sanctions meant that no Serbian athletes competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Sanctions were mostly lifted in 1995. From the 1996 Summer Olympics to the 2006 Winter Olympics they participated as part of the Serbia and Montenegro team.

The best example to illustrate the situation is the seven-time Olympian shooter and the 1988 gold medalist Jasna Šekarić who competed under four different banners at her twenty-four-year Olympic career. She started under the flag of Yugoslavia in 1988, then she competed as an Independent Participant in 1992, under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro from 1996 to 2004 and in 2008 and 2012 she represented Serbia.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Taekwondo1102
  Water polo1023
  Wrestling1001
  Basketball0112
  Shooting0112
  Canoeing0101
  Swimming0101
  Volleyball0101
  Athletics0011
  Tennis0011
Totals (10 sports)36615

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
  Silver Milorad Čavić   2008 Beijing   Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly
  Bronze Novak Djokovic   2008 Beijing   Tennis Men's singles
  Bronze   2008 Beijing   Water polo Men's tournament
  Gold Milica Mandić   2012 London   Taekwondo Women's +67 kg
  Silver Ivana Maksimović   2012 London   Shooting Women's 50 m rifle three positions
  Bronze Andrija Zlatić   2012 London   Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol
  Bronze   2012 London   Water polo Men's tournament
  Gold Davor Štefanek   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
  Gold   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Water polo Men's tournament
  Silver Tijana Bogdanović   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Silver Marko Tomićević
Milenko Zorić
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 m
  Silver   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Volleyball Women's tournament
  Silver   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Basketball Men's tournament
  Bronze Ivana Španović   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's long jump
  Bronze   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Basketball Women's tournament

Predecessor countriesEdit

The Olympic Committee of Serbia, created in 1910 and recognized in 1912, is deemed the direct successor to both Yugoslav Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro by IOC, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.[2] In the period from 1920 to 2006, athletes representing these defunct countries won a total of 99 medals: 95 at Summer Games and 4 at Winter Games.

Country № Summer Gold Silver Bronze Total № Winter Gold Silver Bronze Total № Games Gold Silver Bronze Combined Total
  Kingdom of Yugoslavia 5 3 2 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 3 8
  SFR Yugoslavia 11 23 27 25 75 10 0 3 1 4 21 23 30 26 79
  Independent Olympic Participants 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3
  Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 4 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 3 9
Total 20 28 34 33 95 16 0 3 1 4 36 28 37 34 99

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, 1896 Olympic Games (Serbian)
  2. ^ [2] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, History of Olympic Committee (Serbian)

External linksEdit

  • "Serbia". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — Serbia". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Serbia". Sports-Reference.com.