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Lebanon at the Olympics


Lebanon at the Olympics

Lebanon at the Olympic Games

Flag of Lebanon
IOC code  LIB
NOC Lebanese Olympic Committee
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Lebanon's first appearance in the Olympics was in 1940 when a "delegation of officials" attended the Summer Olympics in Berlin.[1] Following the formation of the Lebanese Olympic Committee in 1947, Lebanon participated for the first time at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in all but one Summer Olympic Games since then. Lebanon was one of three nations to boycott the 1956 Games in protest of the British and French involvement in the Suez Crisis. Lebanon has also participated in most Winter Olympic Games since 1948, missing only the 1994 and 1998 Winter Games.

Lebanon also participated at the 1st Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore.

Lebanese athletes have won a total of four medals, three in Greco-Roman wrestling and one in weightlifting.

The National Olympic Committee for Lebanon was created in 1947 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1948.


  • Lebanon medalists 1
    • Medals by sport 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Lebanon medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Zakaria Chihab 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight
 Bronze Khalil Taha 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman welterweight
 Silver Mohamed Tarabulsi 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's middleweight
 Bronze Hassan Bechara 1980 Moscow Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman super heavyweight

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 0 1 2 3
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Total 0 2 2 4

See also


  1. ^ Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan By Britannica Educational Publishing
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
  • "Lebanese Olympic Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
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