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Syria at the Olympics

Syria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Syria
IOC code  SYR
NOC Syrian Olympic Committee
Website www.syriaolymp.org (Arabic) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Other related appearances
 United Arab Republic (1960)

Syria first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, when the diver Zouheir Al-Shourbagi was the sole competitor at the 1948 London games and placed 10th in the men's platform.[1] Syria then missed the next four Olympiads (though in 1960 the nation competed with Egypt as part of the United Arab Republic). Syria returned to the Games in 1968, and has sent athletes to compete in all but one edition of the Summer Olympic Games since then, missing only the 1976 Games. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games.

The National Olympic Committee for Syria was created in 1948.

Syrian athletes have won a total of three medals, in three different sports.

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Atiyeh, JosephJoseph Atiyeh 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight
 Gold Shouaa, GhadaGhada Shouaa 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's heptathlon
 Bronze Al Shami, NasserNasser Al Shami 2004 Athens Boxing Men's heavyweight

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.london2012.com/country/syria/
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
  • "Syrian Olympic Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
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