|Greece at the|
|NOC||Hellenic Olympic Committee|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
Greece has a long presence at the Olympic Games, as they have competed at every Summer Olympic Games, one of only five countries to have done so, and most of the Winter Olympic Games. Greece has hosted the Games twice, both in Athens. As the home of the Ancient Olympic Games it was a natural choice as host nation for the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, while Greece has also hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. During the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, Greece always enters the stadium first and leads the parade to honor its status as the birthplace of the Olympics, with the notable exception of 2004 when Greece entered last as the host nation. Before the Games the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games, in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals and initiates the Olympic torch relay. The flag of Greece is always hoisted in the closing ceremony, along with the flags of the current and the next host country.
Greek athletes have won a total of 121 medals in 15 different sports and the country currently ranks 33rd in the all-time Summer Olympics medal count. Athletics and weightlifting have been the top medal-producing sports for the nation and in the latter Greece is placed among the top 10 countries overall. Gymnastics, shooting and wrestling are the other sports that have produced ten or more medals for Greece. In the inaugural 1896 Olympics, Greece finished second in the gold medals count, but won the most medals in total, in their best Olympic performance. The Greeks finished third in the 1906 Intercalated Games with 8 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals (35 in total), which were considered Olympic at the time but are not officially recognized by the IOC today.
Greece did not win any medals at the Winter Olympics.
Greece has hosted the Summer Olympic Games on two occasions, the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896 and again in 2004. Both were held in Athens, which along with Paris, Los Angeles, and Tokyo are the cities that have hosted the Olympic Games twice, with London being the only city to have hosted them three times. The Greek capital also hosted the 1906 Intercalated Games, which at the time were considered to be Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
|1896 Summer Olympics||Athens||6 – 15 April||14||241||43|
|2004 Summer Olympics||Athens||13 – 29 August||201||10,625||301|
See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table
Medals by Summer Games
Medals by Winter Games
|Totals (15 sports)||35||45||41||121|
|1||Gold||Spyridon Louis||1896 Athens||Men's marathon|
|2||Gold||Aristidis Konstantinidis||1896 Athens||Men's road race|
|3||Gold||Leonidas Pyrgos||1896 Athens||Men's masters foil|
|4||Gold||Ioannis Georgiadis||1896 Athens||Men's sabre|
|5||Gold||Ioannis Mitropoulos||1896 Athens||Men's rings|
|6||Gold||Nikolaos Andriakopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's rope climbing|
|7||Gold||Pantelis Karasevdas||1896 Athens||Men's 200 m military rifle|
|8||Gold||Georgios Orphanidis||1896 Athens||Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions|
|9||Gold||Ioannis Frangoudis||1896 Athens||Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol|
|10||Gold||Ioannis Malokinis||1896 Athens||Men's sailors 100 m freestyle|
|11||Silver||Charilaos Vasilakos||1896 Athens||Men's marathon|
|12||Silver||Miltiadis Gouskos||1896 Athens||Men's shot put|
|13||Silver||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's discus throw|
|14||Silver||Stamatios Nikolopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's sprint|
|15||Silver||Stamatios Nikolopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's time trial|
|16||Silver||Georgios Koletis||1896 Athens||Men's 100 km|
|17||Silver||Tilemachos Karakalos||1896 Athens||Men's sabre|
|18||Silver||Thomas Xenakis||1896 Athens||Men's rope climbing|
|19||Silver||1896 Athens||Men's team parallel bars|
|20||Silver||Panagiotis Pavlidis||1896 Athens||Men's 200 m military rifle|
|21||Silver||Ioannis Frangoudis||1896 Athens||Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions|
|22||Silver||Georgios Orphanidis||1896 Athens||Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol|
|23||Silver||Antonios Pepanos||1896 Athens||Men's 500 m freestyle|
|24||Silver||Ioannis Andreou||1896 Athens||Men's 1200 m freestyle|
|25||Silver||Spyridon Chazapis||1896 Athens||Men's sailors 100 m freestyle|
|26||Silver||Dimitrios Kasdaglis||1896 Athens||Men's singles|
|27||Silver||Dimitrios Kasdaglis - Demetrios Petrokokkinos||1896 Athens||Men's doubles|
|28||Silver||Georgios Tsitas||1896 Athens||Men's Greco-Roman|
|29||Bronze||Dimitrios Golemis||1896 Athens||Men's 800 m|
|30||Bronze||Evangelos Damaskos||1896 Athens||Men's pole vault|
|31||Bronze||Ioannis Theodoropoulos||1896 Athens||Men's pole vault|
|32||Bronze||Ioannis Persakis||1896 Athens||Men's triple jump|
|33||Bronze||Georgios Papasideris||1896 Athens||Men's shot put|
|34||Bronze||Sotirios Versis||1896 Athens||Men's discus throw|
|35||Bronze||Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis||1896 Athens||Men's foil|
|36||Bronze||Athanasios Vouros||1896 Athens||Men's foil|
|37||Bronze||Petros Persakis||1896 Athens||Men's rings|
|38||Bronze||1896 Athens||Men's team parallel bars|
|39||Bronze||Nikolaos Trikoupis||1896 Athens||Men's 200 m military rifle|
|40||Bronze||Nikolaos Morakis||1896 Athens||Men's 25 m military pistol|
|41||Bronze||Ioannis Frangoudis||1896 Athens||Men's 30 m free pistol|
|42||Bronze||Efstathios Chorafas||1896 Athens||Men's 500 m freestyle|
|43||Bronze||Dimitrios Drivas||1896 Athens||Men's sailors 100 m freestyle|
|44||Bronze||Konstantinos Paspatis||1896 Athens||Men's singles|
|45||Bronze||Alexandros Nikolopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's one hand lift|
|46||Bronze||Sotirios Versis||1896 Athens||Men's two hand lift|
|47||Bronze||Stephanos Christopoulos||1896 Athens||Men's Greco-Roman|
|48||Gold||Periklis Kakousis||1904 St. Louis||Men's two hand lift|
|49||Bronze||Nikolaos Georgantas||1904 St. Louis||Men's discus throw|
|50||Silver||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras||1908 London||Men's standing high jump|
|51||Silver||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras||1908 London||Men's standing long jump|
|52||Silver||Michalis Dorizas||1908 London||Men's freestyle javelin|
|53||Bronze||Anastasios Metaxas||1908 London||Men's individual trap shooting|
|54||Gold||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras||1912 Stockholm||Men's standing long jump|
|55||Bronze||Konstantinos Tsiklitiras||1912 Stockholm||Men's standing high jump|
|1920 Antwerp||Men's 30 m team military pistol|
|57||Bronze||Georgios Roubanis||1956 Melbourne||Men's pole vault|
|58||Gold||Crown Prince Constantine
|59||Bronze||Petros Galaktopoulos||1968 Mexico City||Men's Greco-Roman 70 kg|
|60||Silver||Ilias Hatzipavlis||1972 Munich||Finn|
|61||Silver||Petros Galaktopoulos||1972 Munich||Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg|
|62||Gold||Stelios Mygiakis||1980 Moscow||Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg|
|63||Bronze||Georgios Hatziioannidis||1980 Moscow||Men's freestyle 62 kg|
|65||Silver||Dimitrios Thanopoulos||1984 Los Angeles||Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg|
|66||Bronze||Charalambos Cholidis||1984 Los Angeles||Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg|
|67||Bronze||Charalambos Cholidis||1988 Seoul||Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg|
|68||Gold||Voula Patoulidou||1992 Barcelona||Women's 100 metres hurdles|
|69||Gold||Pyrros Dimas||1992 Barcelona||Men's 82.5 kg|
|70||Gold||Ioannis Melissanidis||1996 Atlanta||Men's floor|
|71||Gold||Nikolaos Kaklamanakis||1996 Atlanta||Men's Mistral One Design|
|72||Gold||Pyrros Dimas||1996 Atlanta||Men's 83 kg|
|73||Gold||Kakhi Kakhiashvili||1996 Atlanta||Men's 99 kg|
|74||Silver||Niki Bakoyianni||1996 Atlanta||Women's high jump|
|75||Silver||Leonidas Sabanis||1996 Atlanta||Men's 59 kg|
|76||Silver||Valerios Leonidis||1996 Atlanta||Men's 64 kg|
|77||Silver||Leonidas Kokas||1996 Atlanta||Men's 91 kg|
|78||Gold||Konstantinos Kenteris||2000 Sydney||Men's 200 metres|
|79||Gold||Michalis Mouroutsos||2000 Sydney||Men's 58 kg|
|80||Gold||Pyrros Dimas||2000 Sydney||Men's 85 kg|
|81||Gold||Kakhi Kakhiashvili||2000 Sydney||Men's 94 kg|
|82||Silver||Ekaterini Thanou||2000 Sydney||Women's 100 metres|
|83||Silver||Anastasia Kelesidou||2000 Sydney||Women's discus throw|
|84||Silver||Mirela Maniani||2000 Sydney||Women's javelin throw|
|85||Silver||Dimosthenis Tampakos||2000 Sydney||Men's rings|
|86||Silver||Leonidas Sabanis||2000 Sydney||Men's 62 kg|
|87||Silver||Viktor Mitrou||2000 Sydney||Men's 77 kg|
|88||Bronze||Ioanna Chatziioannou||2000 Sydney||Women's 63 kg|
|89||Bronze||Amiran Kardanov||2000 Sydney||Men's freestyle 54 kg|
|2000 Sydney||Women's rhythmic group all-around|
|2004 Athens||Men's 3 m synchronized springboard|
|92||Gold||Ilias Iliadis||2004 Athens||Men's -81 kg|
|2004 Athens||Women's 470|
|94||Gold||Dimosthenis Tampakos||2004 Athens||Men's rings|
|95||Gold||Athanasia Tsoumeleka||2004 Athens||Women's 20 km walk|
|96||Gold||Fani Chalkia||2004 Athens||Women's 400 m hurdles|
|97||Silver||Anastasia Kelesidou||2004 Athens||Women's discus throw|
|98||Silver||Nikolaos Kaklamanakis||2004 Athens||Men's mistral|
|99||Silver||Hrysopiyi Devetzi||2004 Athens||Women's triple jump|
|100||Silver||2004 Athens||Women's tournament|
|101||Silver||Elisavet Mystakidou||2004 Athens||Women's -67 kg|
|102||Silver||Alexandros Nikolaidis||2004 Athens||Men's +80 kg|
|103||Bronze||Pyrros Dimas||2004 Athens||Men's -85 kg|
|2004 Athens||Men's lightweight double sculls|
|105||Bronze||Artiom Kiouregkian||2004 Athens||Men's Greco-Roman -55 kg|
|106||Bronze||Mirela Maniani||2004 Athens||Women's javelin throw|
|2008 Beijing||Men's lightweight double sculls|
|108||Silver||Alexandros Nikolaidis||2008 Beijing||Men's +80 kg|
|2008 Beijing||Women's yngling class|
|110||Bronze||Ilias Iliadis||2012 London||Men's 90 kg|
|2012 London||Women's lightweight double sculls|
|112||Gold||Anna Korakaki||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Women's 25 m pistol|
|113||Gold||Eleftherios Petrounias||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Men's rings|
|114||Gold||Katerina Stefanidi||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Women's pole vault|
|115||Silver||Spyridon Gianniotis||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Men's 10 km open water|
|116||Bronze||Anna Korakaki||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Women's 10 m air pistol|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Men's 470|
|118||Gold||Stefanos Ntouskos||2020 Tokyo||Men's single sculls|
|119||Gold||Miltiadis Tentoglou||2020 Tokyo||Men's long jump|
|120||Silver||2020 Tokyo||Men's tournament|
|121||Bronze||Eleftherios Petrounias||2020 Tokyo||Men's rings|
See also: List of multiple Olympic medalists
The table below lists the athletes that have won more than one Olympic medal while competing for Greece. It does not include medals won for other nations and mixed teams. The athletes are shown in order by the number of total medals won; in case of the same number of total medals they are sorted by gold, silver and then bronze medals.
|Sotirios Versis||Athletics Weightlifting||1896||0||0||2||2|
The tables below list the top Olympic medalists for Greece, sorted by gold, silver and then bronze medals.
There is confusion about certain results and medals in the first Summer Olympics of 1896. The Hellenic Olympic Committee, claiming different sources, cites in its website some different results for certain events and some additional medals for Greece, which are contradictory to those appearing in the IOC website. They are cited here separately and are not included in any of the other tables.
|Athlete||Sport||Event||Medal according to HOC||Position according to IOC||Medalist according to IOC|
|Efstathios Chorafas||Men's 100 metre freestyle||Silver||Unknown (3 to 6)||Otto Herschmann|
|Konstantinos Akratopoulos - Aristidis Akratopoulos||Men's doubles||Bronze||4||Edwin Flack - George Stuart Robertson|
|Aristovoulos Petmezas||Men's horizontal bar||Bronze||did not participate||None|
|Efstathios Chorafas||Men's 1200 m freestyle||Bronze||Unknown (3 to 5)||None|
|Georgios Paraskevopoulos||12 hour race||Bronze||Did not finish||None|
Greece first competed in swimming at the inaugural 1896 Games, sweeping the top three spots in one event open only to Greek sailors and winning two silver and one bronze medal in international events. Greek swimmers have won only one silver medal since then at the 2016 Games.
Greece won a gold medal in Diving at the 2004 Games.
Greece has won silver medals at the 2004 Games (women's) and 2020 Games (men's).
Greece first competed in athletics at the first Games in 1896, winning the men's marathon. Since then, Greece have won numerous medals in athletics especially from the 1992 Games through to the 2020 Games, in what is Greece's most successful sport at the Olympic Games.
|St. Louis 1904||0||0||1||1|
Greece competed in all six of the cycling events at the first Games in 1896, winning one event and taking three second-place finishes. As of 2020, those were still the only cycling medals earned by Greek competitors.
Greece competed in all three fencing events at the inaugural 1896 Games, winning two (the men's master's foil and the men's sabre) and adding a second-place finish in the men's sabre and third-place in the men's foil. However another bronze medal is considered nowadays in the same event. Those remain the only fencing medals Greece has won to date (through the 2020 Olympics).
Greece sent 52 gymnasts to the first Games in 1896 (when team events featured very large teams), winning six medals including two of each color. Since then, Greece have won many medals in Gymnastics from the 1996 Games through to the 2020 Games.
Greece first competed in judo at the 2004 Games and has won two medals since, both won by the same judoka, Ilias Iliadis.
Greece first won a rowing medal at the 2004 Games and has won more medals since then.
Greece first competed in the sailing events in 1948 and won its first medal at the 1960 Games and has won numerous medals since then.
|1896 Athens||Event Cancelled|
|1916 St Louis||Not Scheduled|
|1932 Los Angeles||0||0/4||0||0||0||0|
|1968 Mexico City||6||3/5||0||0||0||0|
|1984 Los Angeles||7||4/7||0||0||0||0|
Greece competed in all five shooting events at the inaugural 1896 Games, winning three and medaling in the other two (earning a total of 9 medals) and has won shooting medals again from the 2016 Games onwards.
Greece first competed in tae kwon do at the 2000 Games and had a notable success during the 2000s decade, winning medals in 3 consecutive Olympic Games.
Greece first competed in tennis at the inaugural 1896 Games, with seven players competing in men's singles and doubles. Greek players won the silver and bronze medals in the singles; a pair of Greek players combined to win the silver in the doubles, nowadays considered a Greek team and therefore a Greek medal. The 1896 medals remain (through the 2020 Games) the only tennis medals won by Greek players.
Greece first competed in weightlifting at the inaugural 1896 Games, with three lifters competing. Greek lifters won the bronze medals in both events. Since then, Greek lifters won numerous medals from the 1992 Games through to the 2004 Games, including from Greece's top Olympic medalist Pyrros Dimas.
|St. Louis 1904||1||0||0||1|
Greece first competed in wrestling at the inaugural 1896 Games, with two wrestlers competing in the open weight class event and taking the silver and bronze medals. Since then, Greek wrestlers have won medals from the 1968 Games onwards.
|Los Angeles 1984||0||1||1||2|
In 1896 the first modern Olympic Games were hosted in Athens, the capital of Greece. The Games were a revival of the ancient Games held every four years in Olympia, in which participants from all Greek city-states were taking part, during antiquity.
By tradition, Greece is since then the first country to enter the stadium, during opening ceremonies.
The 2004 Summer Olympics witnessed the returning of the Olympic Games to Greece, where they were born. They were held, for the second time, in Athens, while a few events were hosted in a small number of other cities including Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos and Heraklion.
The Games' motto was Welcome Home (Καλώς ήρθατε σπίτι). The 2004 logo consisted of an olive tree branch (κότινος), with the colors of the modern Greek flag. The olive tree was a symbol of the city of Athens, while "kotinos" represented the Olympic spirit, as it was the only reward that the athletes were receiving in Olympia, during the ancient Games. The logo was revealed in 1999.
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