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West Germany competed at the Olympic Games between 1952 and 1988. While in 1952 - Germany's first Olympics after World War II and the Partitions of Germany - there was a de facto West German team, given East Germany refused to collaborate, its results are counted towards Germany. Likewise, between 1956 and 1964 both countries competed together under the United Team of Germany flag. It was not until 1968 that a full-fledged West German team appeared, and it competed in all the Olympics but the 1980 Summer Olympics - as it adhered to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott - until 1988. Afterwards, the German reunification in 1990 reestablished the German team.

West Germany at the
Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de ‹See Tfd›(in German) ‹See Tfd›(in English) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
Medals
Gold
67
Silver
82
Bronze
94
Total
243
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Contents

Hosted GamesEdit

West Germany has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1972 Summer Olympics Munich 26 August – 10 September 121 7,134 195

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896–1952 as part of   Germany
1956–1964 as part of   United Team of Germany
  1968 Mexico City 275 5 11 10 26 8
  1972 Munich (host nation) 423 13 11 16 40 4
  1976 Montreal 290 10 12 17 39 4
  1980 Moscow did not participate
  1984 Los Angeles 390 17 19 23 59 3
  1988 Seoul 347 11 14 15 40 5
1992–Present as part of   Germany (GER)
Total 56 67 81 204 22

Medals by Winter GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1928–1952 as part of   Germany
1956–1964 as part of   United Team of Germany
  1968 Grenoble 87 2 2 3 7 8
  1972 Sapporo 78 3 1 1 5 6
  1976 Innsbruck 71 2 5 3 10 5
  1980 Lake Placid 80 0 2 3 5 12
  1984 Sarajevo 84 2 1 1 4 8
  1988 Calgary 90 2 4 2 8 8
1992–Present as part of   Germany (GER)
Total 11 15 13 39 18

Medals by summer sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics12141743
  Equestrian115925
  Fencing78116
  Cycling45514
  Rowing44614
  Shooting44311
  Swimming351422
  Canoeing26311
  Sailing2237
  Weightlifting2237
  Wrestling1449
  Judo1438
  Field hockey1304
  Boxing1056
  Tennis1012
  Handball0101
  Gymnastics0022
  Football0011
  Water polo0011
Totals (19 sports)566781204

Medals by winter sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Alpine skiing3519
  Speed skating3003
  Nordic combined2103
  Luge14510
  Bobsleigh1326
  Biathlon1225
  Figure skating0022
  Ice hockey0011
Totals (8 sports)11151339

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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