Greece at the
Olympics
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IOC codeGRE
NOCHellenic Olympic Committee
Websitewww.hoc.gr (in Greek and English)
Medals
Ranked 36th
Gold
35
Silver
45
Bronze
41
Total
121
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
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.

Hosted Games

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.[1]

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1896 Summer Olympics Athens 6 – 15 April 14 241 43
2004 Summer Olympics Athens 13 – 29 August 201 10,625 301

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

*Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by summer sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics8121030
Weightlifting65415
Gymnastics53412
Shooting44513
Sailing3238
Fencing2125
Swimming1427
Wrestling13711
Cycling1304
Taekwondo1304
Rowing1124
Judo1012
Diving1001
Tennis0213
Water polo0202
Totals (15 sports)354541121

Medal tables by athlete

List of medalists

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
1  Gold Spyridon Louis Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's marathon
2  Gold Aristidis Konstantinidis Greece 1896 Athens
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Cycling
Men's road race
3  Gold Leonidas Pyrgos Greece 1896 Athens
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Fencing
Men's masters foil
4  Gold Ioannis Georgiadis Greece 1896 Athens
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Fencing
Men's sabre
5  Gold Ioannis Mitropoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's rings
6  Gold Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's rope climbing
7  Gold Pantelis Karasevdas Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
8  Gold Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
9  Gold Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
10  Gold Ioannis Malokinis Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
11  Silver Charilaos Vasilakos Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's marathon
12  Silver Miltiadis Gouskos Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's shot put
13  Silver Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's discus throw
14  Silver Stamatios Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Cycling
Men's sprint
15  Silver Stamatios Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Cycling
Men's time trial
16  Silver Georgios Koletis Greece 1896 Athens
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Cycling
Men's 100 km
17  Silver Tilemachos Karakalos Greece 1896 Athens
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Fencing
Men's sabre
18  Silver Thomas Xenakis Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's rope climbing
19  Silver Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's team parallel bars
20  Silver Panagiotis Pavlidis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
21  Silver Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
22  Silver Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
23  Silver Antonios Pepanos Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 500 m freestyle
24  Silver Ioannis Andreou Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 1200 m freestyle
25  Silver Spyridon Chazapis Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
26  Silver Dimitrios Kasdaglis Greece 1896 Athens
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Tennis
Men's singles
27  Silver Dimitrios Kasdaglis - Demetrios Petrokokkinos[31] Greece 1896 Athens
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Tennis
Men's doubles
28  Silver Georgios Tsitas Greece 1896 Athens
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman
29  Bronze Dimitrios Golemis Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 800 m
30  Bronze Evangelos Damaskos Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's pole vault
31  Bronze Ioannis Theodoropoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's pole vault
32  Bronze Ioannis Persakis Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's triple jump
33  Bronze Georgios Papasideris Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's shot put
34  Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens
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Athletics
Men's discus throw
35  Bronze Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis Greece 1896 Athens
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Fencing
Men's foil
36  Bronze Athanasios Vouros[32] Greece 1896 Athens
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Fencing
Men's foil
37  Bronze Petros Persakis Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's rings
38  Bronze Greece 1896 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's team parallel bars
39  Bronze Nikolaos Trikoupis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
40  Bronze Nikolaos Morakis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 25 m military pistol
41  Bronze Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
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Shooting
Men's 30 m free pistol
42  Bronze Efstathios Chorafas Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 500 m freestyle
43  Bronze Dimitrios Drivas Greece 1896 Athens
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Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
44  Bronze Konstantinos Paspatis Greece 1896 Athens
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Tennis
Men's singles
45  Bronze Alexandros Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Weightlifting
Men's one hand lift
46  Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens
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Weightlifting
Men's two hand lift
47  Bronze Stephanos Christopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman
48  Gold Periklis Kakousis United States 1904 St. Louis
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Weightlifting
Men's two hand lift
49  Bronze Nikolaos Georgantas United States 1904 St. Louis
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Athletics
Men's discus throw
50  Silver Konstantinos Tsiklitiras United Kingdom 1908 London
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Athletics
Men's standing high jump
51  Silver Konstantinos Tsiklitiras United Kingdom 1908 London
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Athletics
Men's standing long jump
52  Silver Michalis Dorizas United Kingdom 1908 London
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Athletics
Men's freestyle javelin
53  Bronze Anastasios Metaxas United Kingdom 1908 London
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Shooting
Men's individual trap shooting
54  Gold Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm
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Athletics
Men's standing long jump
55  Bronze Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm
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Athletics
Men's standing high jump
56  Silver Georgios Moraitinis
Iason Sappas
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos
Belgium 1920 Antwerp
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Shooting
Men's 30 m team military pistol
57  Bronze Georgios Roubanis Australia 1956 Melbourne
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Athletics
Men's pole vault
58  Gold Crown Prince Constantine
Odysseus Eskitzoglou
Georgios Zaimis
Italy 1960 Rome
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Sailing
Dragon
59  Bronze Petros Galaktopoulos Mexico 1968 Mexico City
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 70 kg
60  Silver Ilias Hatzipavlis West Germany 1972 Munich
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Sailing
Finn
61  Silver Petros Galaktopoulos West Germany 1972 Munich
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
62  Gold Stelios Mygiakis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
63  Bronze Georgios Hatziioannidis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
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Wrestling
Men's freestyle 62 kg
64  Bronze Aristidis Rapanakis
Anastasios Gavrilis
Anastasios Bountouris
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
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Sailing
Soling
65  Silver Dimitrios Thanopoulos United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg
66  Bronze Charalambos Cholidis United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
67  Bronze Charalambos Cholidis South Korea 1988 Seoul
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
68  Gold Voula Patoulidou Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Women's 100 metres hurdles
69  Gold Pyrros Dimas Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Weightlifting
Men's 82.5 kg
70  Gold Ioannis Melissanidis United States 1996 Atlanta
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Gymnastics
Men's floor
71  Gold Nikolaos Kaklamanakis United States 1996 Atlanta
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Sailing
Men's Mistral One Design
72  Gold Pyrros Dimas United States 1996 Atlanta
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Weightlifting
Men's 83 kg
73  Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili United States 1996 Atlanta
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Weightlifting
Men's 99 kg
74  Silver Niki Bakoyianni United States 1996 Atlanta
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Athletics
Women's high jump
75  Silver Leonidas Sabanis United States 1996 Atlanta
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Weightlifting
Men's 59 kg
76  Silver Valerios Leonidis United States 1996 Atlanta
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Weightlifting
Men's 64 kg
77  Silver Leonidas Kokas United States 1996 Atlanta
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Weightlifting
Men's 91 kg
78  Gold Konstantinos Kenteris Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 200 metres
79  Gold Michalis Mouroutsos Australia 2000 Sydney
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Taekwondo
Men's 58 kg
80  Gold Pyrros Dimas Australia 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Men's 85 kg
81  Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili Australia 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Men's 94 kg
82  Silver Ekaterini Thanou Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Women's 100 metres
83  Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Women's discus throw
84  Silver Mirela Maniani Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Women's javelin throw
85  Silver Dimosthenis Tampakos Australia 2000 Sydney
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Gymnastics
Men's rings
86  Silver Leonidas Sabanis Australia 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Men's 62 kg
87  Silver Viktor Mitrou Australia 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Men's 77 kg
88  Bronze Ioanna Chatziioannou Australia 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Women's 63 kg
89  Bronze Amiran Kardanov Australia 2000 Sydney
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Wrestling
Men's freestyle 54 kg
90  Bronze Eirini Aindili
Evangelia Christodoulou
Maria Georgatou
Zacharoula Karyami
Charikleia Pantazi
Anna Pollatou
Australia 2000 Sydney
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Gymnastics
Women's rhythmic group all-around
91  Gold Thomas Bimis
Nikolaos Siranidis
Greece 2004 Athens
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Diving
Men's 3 m synchronized springboard
92  Gold Ilias Iliadis Greece 2004 Athens
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Judo
Men's -81 kg
93  Gold Sofia Bekatorou
Emilia Tsoulfa
Greece 2004 Athens
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Sailing
Women's 470
94  Gold Dimosthenis Tampakos Greece 2004 Athens
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Gymnastics
Men's rings
95  Gold Athanasia Tsoumeleka Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's 20 km walk
96  Gold Fani Chalkia Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's 400 m hurdles
97  Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's discus throw
98  Silver Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Greece 2004 Athens
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Sailing
Men's mistral
99  Silver Hrysopiyi Devetzi Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's triple jump
100  Silver Greece 2004 Athens
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Water polo
Women's tournament
101  Silver Elisavet Mystakidou Greece 2004 Athens
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Taekwondo
Women's -67 kg
102  Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis Greece 2004 Athens
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Taekwondo
Men's +80 kg
103  Bronze Pyrros Dimas Greece 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Men's -85 kg
104  Bronze Vasileios Polymeros
Nikolaos Skiathitis
Greece 2004 Athens
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Rowing
Men's lightweight double sculls
105  Bronze Artiom Kiouregkian Greece 2004 Athens
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman -55 kg
106  Bronze Mirela Maniani Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's javelin throw
107  Silver Dimitrios Mouyios
Vasileios Polymeros
China 2008 Beijing
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Rowing
Men's lightweight double sculls
108  Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis China 2008 Beijing
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Taekwondo
Men's +80 kg
109  Bronze Sofia Bekatorou
Virginia Kravarioti
Sofia Papadopoulou
China 2008 Beijing
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Sailing
Women's yngling class
110  Bronze Ilias Iliadis United Kingdom 2012 London
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Judo
Men's 90 kg
111  Bronze Christina Giazitzidou
Alexandra Tsiavou
United Kingdom 2012 London
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Rowing
Women's lightweight double sculls
112  Gold Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Shooting
Women's 25 m pistol
113  Gold Eleftherios Petrounias Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Gymnastics
Men's rings
114  Gold Katerina Stefanidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's pole vault
115  Silver Spyridon Gianniotis Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Swimming
Men's 10 km open water
116  Bronze Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Shooting
Women's 10 m air pistol
117  Bronze Pavlos Kagialis
Panagiotis Mantis
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Sailing
Men's 470
118  Gold Stefanos Ntouskos Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Rowing
Men's single sculls
119  Gold Miltiadis Tentoglou Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's long jump
120  Silver Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Water polo
Men's tournament
121  Bronze Eleftherios Petrounias Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Gymnastics
Men's rings

Athletes with most medals

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.

Pyrros Dimas is the top Greek Olympic medalist having won three gold and one bronze medal in weightlifting.
Pyrros Dimas is the top Greek Olympic medalist having won three gold and one bronze medal in weightlifting.
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras has won four Olympic medals in athletics and ties Pyrros Dimas for the Greek athlete with the most Olympic medals won in total.
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras has won four Olympic medals in athletics and ties Pyrros Dimas for the Greek athlete with the most Olympic medals won in total.
Sofia Bekatorou, with a gold (2004) and a bronze medal (2008) in sailing.
Sofia Bekatorou, with a gold (2004) and a bronze medal (2008) in sailing.
Voula Patoulidou was the first Greek female athlete to win a gold Olympic medal in 1992.
Voula Patoulidou was the first Greek female athlete to win a gold Olympic medal in 1992.
Athlete Sport Games
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Total
Pyrros Dimas Weightlifting 1992199620002004 3 0 1 4
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Athletics 19081912 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis Shooting 1896 1 1 1 3
Kakhi Kakhiashvili Weightlifting 19962000 2 0 0 2
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orphanidis Shooting 1896 1 1 0 2
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Sailing 19962004 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tampakos Gymnastics 20002004 1 1 0 2
Ioannis Mitropoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 0 1 2
Sofia Bekatorou Sailing 20042008 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis Judo 20042012 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki Shooting 2016 1 0 1 2
Eleftherios Petrounias Gymnastics 20162020 1 0 1 2
Dimitrios Kasdaglis Tennis 1896 0 2 0 2
Stamatios Nikolopoulos Cycling 1896 0 2 0 2
Thomas Xenakis Gymnastics 1896 0 2 0 2
Leonidas Sabanis Weightlifting 19962000 0 2 0 2
Anastasia Kelesidou Athletics 20002004 0 2 0 2
Alexandros Nikolaidis Taekwondo 20042008 0 2 0 2
Petros Persakis Gymnastics 1896 0 1 1 2
Petros Galaktopoulos Wrestling 19681972 0 1 1 2
Mirela Maniani Athletics 20002004 0 1 1 2
Vasileios Polymeros Rowing 20042008 0 1 1 2
Sotirios Versis Athletics Weightlifting 1896 0 0 2 2
Charalambos Cholidis Wrestling 19841988 0 0 2 2

Top medalists

The tables below list the top Olympic medalists for Greece, sorted by gold, silver and then bronze medals.

Men
Athlete Sport Games
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Total
Pyrros Dimas Weightlifting 1992199620002004 3 0 1 4
Akakios Kakiasvilis Weightlifting 19962000 2 0 0 2
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Athletics 19081912 1 2 1 4
Ioannis Frangoudis Shooting 1896 1 1 1 3
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 1 0 2
Georgios Orphanidis Shooting 1896 1 1 0 2
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Sailing 19962004 1 1 0 2
Dimosthenis Tampakos Gymnastics 20002004 1 1 0 2
Ioannis Mitropoulos Gymnastics 1896 1 0 1 2
Ilias Iliadis Judo 20042012 1 0 1 2
Eleftherios Petrounias Gymnastics 20162020 1 0 1 2
Women
Athlete Sport Games
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Total
Sofia Bekatorou Sailing 20042008 1 0 1 2
Anna Korakaki Shooting 2016 1 0 1 2
Voula Patoulidou Athletics 1992 1 0 0 1
Fani Chalkia Athletics 2004 1 0 0 1
Emilia Tsoulfa Sailing 2004 1 0 0 1
Athanasia Tsoumeleka Athletics 2004 1 0 0 1
Ekaterini Stefanidi Athletics 2016 1 0 0 1
Anastasia Kelesidou Athletics 20002004 0 2 0 2
Mirela Maniani Athletics 20002004 0 1 1 2

Additional disputed medals of 1896

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.

Table of additional medals and medalists recognised by the HOC
Athlete Sport Event Medal according to HOC Position according to IOC Medalist according to IOC
Efstathios Chorafas[33][34][35][36]
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Swimming
Men's 100 metre freestyle Silver Unknown (3 to 6)[37] Otto Herschmann
Konstantinos Akratopoulos[38] - Aristidis Akratopoulos[39]
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Tennis
Men's doubles Bronze 4[40] Edwin Flack - George Stuart Robertson
Aristovoulos Petmezas[41]
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Gymnastics
Men's horizontal bar Bronze did not participate[42] None
Efstathios Chorafas[33]
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Swimming
Men's 1200 m freestyle Bronze Unknown (3 to 5)[43] None
Georgios Paraskevopoulos[44][45]
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Cycling
12 hour race Bronze Did not finish[46] None

Summary by sport

Aquatics

Swimming

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 1 3 2 6
Rio 2016 0 1 0 1
Total 1 4 2 7

Diving

Greece won a gold medal in Diving at the 2004 Games.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 2004 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1

Water Polo

Greece has won silver medals at the 2004 Games (women's) and 2020 Games (men's).

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 2004 0 1 0 1
Tokyo 2020 0 1 0 1
Total 0 2 0 2

Athletics

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 1 3 6 10
St. Louis 1904 0 0 1 1
London 1908 0 3 0 3
Stockholm 1912 1 0 1 2
Melbourne 1956 0 0 1 1
Barcelona 1992 1 0 0 1
Atlanta 1996 0 1 0 1
Sydney 2000 1 3 0 4
Athens 2004 2 2 1 5
Rio 2016 1 0 0 1
Tokyo 2020 1 0 0 1
Total 8 12 10 30

Cycling

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 1 3 0 4
Total 1 3 0 4

Fencing

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.[32] Those remain the only fencing medals Greece has won to date (through the 2020 Olympics).

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 2 1 2 5
Total 2 1 2 5

Gymnastics

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 2 2 2 6
Atlanta 1996 1 0 0 1
Sydney 2000 0 1 1 2
Athens 2004 1 0 0 1
Rio 2016 1 0 0 1
Tokyo 2020 0 0 1 1
Total 5 3 4 12

Judo

Greece first competed in judo at the 2004 Games and has won two medals since, both won by the same judoka, Ilias Iliadis.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 2004 1 0 0 1
London 2012 0 0 1 1
Total 1 0 1 2

Rowing

Greece first won a rowing medal at the 2004 Games and has won more medals since then.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 2004 0 0 1 1
Beijing 2008 0 1 0 1
London 2012 0 0 1 1
Tokyo 2020 1 0 0 1
Total 1 1 2 4

Sailing

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.

Games No. Sailors Events Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1896 Athens Event Cancelled
1900 Paris 0 0/13 0 0 0 0
1916 St Louis Not Scheduled
1908 London 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1912 Stockholm 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1916 Games Cancelled
1920 Antwerp 0 0/14 0 0 0 0
1924 Paris 0 0/3 0 0 0 0
1928 Amsterdam 0 0/3 0 0 0 0
1932 Los Angeles 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1936 Berlin 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1940 Games Cancelled
1944 Games Cancelled
1948 London 4 1/5 0 0 0 0
1952 Helsinki 3 2/5 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 2 1/5 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 8 4/5 1 0 0 1 4
1964 Tokyo 4 2/5 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 6 3/5 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 6 3/6 0 1 0 1 7=
1976 Montreal 6 3/6 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow 4 2/6 0 0 1 1 9=
1984 Los Angeles 7 4/7 0 0 0 0
1988 Busan 8 4/8 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 9 5/10 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 14 9/10 1 0 0 1 4=
2000 Sydney 11 8/11 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 18 11/11 1 1 0 2 4=
2008 Qingdoa 12 8/11 0 0 1 1 14=
2012 Weymouth 11 8/10 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio 7 5/10 0 0 1 1 13=
2020 Tokyo 8 6/10 0 0 0 0
Total 205 3 2 3 8 17

Shooting

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 3 3 3 9
London 1908 0 0 1 1
Antwerp 1920 0 1 0 1
Rio 2016 1 0 1 2
Total 4 4 5 13

Tae Kwon Do

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sydney 2000 1 0 0 1
Athens 2004 0 2 0 2
Beijing 2008 0 1 0 1
Total 1 3 0 4

Tennis

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.[31] The 1896 medals remain (through the 2020 Games) the only tennis medals won by Greek players.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 0 2 1 3
Total 0 2 1 3

Weightlifting

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 0 0 2 2
St. Louis 1904 1 0 0 1
Barcelona 1992 1 0 0 1
Atlanta 1996 2 3 0 5
Sydney 2000 2 2 1 5
Athens 2004 0 0 1 1
Total 6 5 4 15

Wrestling

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athens 1896 0 1 1 2
Mexico 1968 0 0 1 1
Munich 1972 0 1 0 1
Moscow 1980 1 0 1 2
Los Angeles 1984 0 1 1 2
Seoul 1988 0 0 1 1
Sydney 2000 0 0 1 1
Athens 2004 0 0 1 1
Total 1 3 7 11

Hosted Olympic logos and mottos

1896 Summer Olympics

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.

2004 Summer Olympics

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.

See also

Notes

One gold medal of Greece listed in the IOC website for the 1924 Paris summer Olympics is not about a sport but for an artistic competition (sculpture) won by Konstantinos Dimitriadis.[47]

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