Serbia at the Olympics
|Serbia at the|
|NOC||Olympic Committee of Serbia|
|Other related appearances|
| Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W, 1996–2002)|
Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
Serbia and Montenegro (2004–2006)
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 Kingdom of Hungary (born in today's Serbian province Vojvodina), became the first athlete from today's territory of Serbia and the first an ethnic Serb to win an Olympic medal, bronze in tennis. Track and field athlete György Sztantics bonr in Subotica won gold medal in 3000 m walk at the 1906 Intercalated Games, while gymnast József Bittenbinder bron in Pančevo won silver medal in team competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Serbian Olympic Club was established on February 23, 1910. Major Svetomir Đukić is considered the founder of the Olympic movement in Serbia. In 1912 the Club has changed its name to the Olympic Committee of Serbia and that year it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
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.
Serbian former basketball player and administrator Borislav Stanković, the long-standing Secretary General of FIBA and member of International Olympic Committee, was a key figure in changing FIBA's rules rules to allow players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) to compete at the Olympics, resulting in the debut of the Dream Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona.
Medals by Summer GamesEdit
Medals by Winter GamesEdit
Medals by sportEdit
|Totals (10 sports)||3||6||6||15|
List of medalistsEdit
Multiple medal winnersEdit
This is a list of people who have won two or more Olympic medals, who represented Serbia as an independent country at least once.
|Slobodan Nikić||Water polo||M||2004–2016||Summer||1||1||1||3|
|Filip Filipović||Water polo||M||2008–2016||Summer||1||0||2||3|
|Duško Pijetlović||Water polo||M||2008–2016||Summer||1||0||2||3|
|Andrija Prlainović||Water polo||M||2008–2016||Summer||1||0||2||3|
|Živko Gocić||Water polo||M||2008–2016||Summer||1||0||2||3|
|Milan Aleksić||Water polo||M||2012–2016||Summer||1||0||1||2|
|Gojko Pijetlović||Water polo||M||2012–2016||Summer||1||0||1||2|
|Dušan Mandić||Water polo||M||2012–2016||Summer||1||0||1||2|
|Stefan Mitrović||Water polo||M||2012–2016||Summer||1||0||1||2|
|Aleksandar Ćirić||Water polo||M||2000–2008||Summer||0||1||2||3|
|Dejan Savić||Water polo||M||2000–2008||Summer||0||1||2||3|
|Aleksandar Šapić||Water polo||M||2000–2008||Summer||0||1||2||3|
|Vanja Udovičić||Water polo||M||2004–2012||Summer||0||1||2||3|
|Vladimir Vujasinović||Water polo||M||2000–2008||Summer||0||1||2||3|
|Denis Šefik||Water polo||M||2004–2008||Summer||0||1||1||2|
|Nikola Rađen||Water polo||M||2008–2012||Summer||0||0||2||2|
|Slobodan Soro||Water polo||M||2008–2012||Summer||0||0||2||2|
- People in bold are still active competitors
- Olympics in italic are medals won for the predecessor countries
Medal winners as medal winning coachEdit
|Athlete||Sport||Gender||Games||As participant||As head coach|
|Dejan Savić||Water polo||M||Summer||2000–2008||0||1||2||3||2016||1||0||0||1|
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. 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|
|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|
-  Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, 1896 Olympic Games (Serbian)
- History of Olympic Committee of Serbia on official site (Serbian)
- "A Forgotten Yugoslavian Meat Inspector First Came Up With The Idea To Form An Olympic Basketball 'Dream Team'". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
-  Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, History of Olympic Committee (Serbian)