Greece at the
Olympics
IOC codeGRE
NOCHellenic Olympic Committee
Websitewww.hoc.gr (in Greek and English)
Medals
Gold
34
Silver
44
Bronze
40
Total
118
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 four 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 116 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 medal counts, 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.

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 and Los Angeles 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
Athletics7121029
Weightlifting68418
Gymnastics53311
Shooting44513
Sailing3238
Fencing2114
Swimming141217
Wrestling13711
Cycling1326
Taekwondo1304
Rowing1124
Tennis1113
Water polo1102
Judo1012
Diving1001
Totals (15 sports)364651133

Medal tables by athlete

List of medalists

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
 Gold Spyridon Louis Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's marathon
 Gold Aristidis Konstantinidis Greece 1896 Athens
Cycling
Men's road race
 Gold Leonidas Pyrgos Greece 1896 Athens
Fencing
Men's masters foil
 Gold Ioannis Georgiadis Greece 1896 Athens
Fencing
Men's sabre
 Gold Ioannis Mitropoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's rings
 Gold Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's rope climbing
 Gold Pantelis Karasevdas Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
 Gold Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
 Gold Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
 Gold Ioannis Malokinis Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Silver Charilaos Vasilakos Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's marathon
 Silver Miltiadis Gouskos Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's shot put
 Silver Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's discus throw
 Silver Stamatios Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Cycling
Men's sprint
Men's time trial
 Silver Georgios Kolettis Greece 1896 Athens
Cycling
Men's 100 km
 Silver Tilemachos Karakalos Greece 1896 Athens
Fencing
Men's sabre
 Silver Thomas Xenakis Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's rope climbing
 Silver Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's team parallel bars
 Silver Pavlos Pavlidis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
 Silver Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions
 Silver Georgios Orphanidis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
 Silver Antonios Pepanos Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's 500 m freestyle
 Silver Ioannis Andreou Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's 1200 m freestyle
 Silver Spyridon Chazapis Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Silver Dionysios Kasdaglis Greece 1896 Athens
Tennis
Men's singles
 Silver Georgios Tsitas Greece 1896 Athens
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman
 Bronze Dimitrios Golemis Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's 800 m
 Bronze Evangelos Damaskos Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's pole vault
 Bronze Ioannis Theodoropoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's pole vault
 Bronze Ioannis Persakis Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's triple jump
 Bronze Georgios Papasideris Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's shot put
 Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens
Athletics
Men's discus throw
 Bronze Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis Greece 1896 Athens
Fencing
Men's foil
 Bronze Petros Persakis Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's rings
 Bronze Greece 1896 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's team parallel bars
 Bronze Nikolaos Trikoupis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 200 m military rifle
 Bronze Nikolaos Morakis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 25 m military pistol
 Bronze Ioannis Frangoudis Greece 1896 Athens
Shooting
Men's 30 m free pistol
 Bronze Efstathios Chorafas Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's 500 m freestyle
Men's 1200 m freestyle
 Bronze Dimitrios Drivas Greece 1896 Athens
Swimming
Men's sailors 100 m freestyle
 Bronze Konstantinos Paspatis Greece 1896 Athens
Tennis
Men's singles
 Bronze Alexandros Nikolopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Weightlifting
Men's one hand lift
 Bronze Sotirios Versis Greece 1896 Athens
Weightlifting
Men's two hand lift
 Bronze Stephanos Christopoulos Greece 1896 Athens
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman
 Gold Perikles Kakousis United States 1904 St. Louis
Weightlifting
Men's two hand lift
 Bronze Nikolaos Georgantas United States 1904 St. Louis
Athletics
Men's discus throw
 Silver Konstantinos Tsiklitiras United Kingdom 1908 London
Athletics
Men's standing high jump
Men's standing long jump
 Silver Michalis Dorizas United Kingdom 1908 London
Athletics
Men's freestyle javelin
 Bronze Anastasios Metaxas United Kingdom 1908 London
Shooting
Men's individual trap shooting
 Gold Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm
Athletics
Men's standing long jump
 Bronze Konstantinos Tsiklitiras Sweden 1912 Stockholm
Athletics
Men's standing high jump
 Silver Georgios Moraitinis
Iason Sappas
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos
Belgium 1920 Antwerp
Shooting
Men's 30 m team military pistol
 Bronze Georgios Roubanis Australia 1956 Melbourne
Athletics
Men's pole vault
 Gold Crown Prince Constantine
Odysseus Eskitzoglou
Georgios Zaïmis
Italy 1960 Rome
Sailing
Dragon
 Bronze Petros Galaktopoulos Mexico 1968 Mexico City
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 70 kg
 Silver Ilias Khatzipavlis West Germany 1972 Munich
Sailing
Finn
 Silver Petros Galaktopoulos West Germany 1972 Munich
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
 Gold Stelios Mygiakis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg
 Bronze Georgios Hatziioannidis Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
Wrestling
Men's freestyle 62 kg
 Bronze Aristidis Rapanakis
Anastasios Gavrilis
Tasos Bountouris
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
Sailing
Soling
 Silver Dimitrios Thanopoulos United States 1984 Los Angeles
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg
 Bronze Charalambos Cholidis United States 1984 Los Angeles
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
 Bronze Charalambos Cholidis South Korea 1988 Seoul
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
 Gold Voula Patoulidou Spain 1992 Barcelona
Athletics
Women's 100 metres hurdles
 Gold Pyrros Dimas Spain 1992 Barcelona
Weightlifting
Men's 82.5 kg
 Gold Ioannis Melissanidis United States 1996 Atlanta
Gymnastics
Men's floor
 Gold Nikolaos Kaklamanakis United States 1996 Atlanta
Sailing
Men's Mistral One Design
 Gold Pyrros Dimas United States 1996 Atlanta
Weightlifting
Men's 83 kg
 Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili United States 1996 Atlanta
Weightlifting
Men's 99 kg
 Silver Niki Bakoyianni United States 1996 Atlanta
Athletics
Women's high jump
 Silver Leonidas Sabanis United States 1996 Atlanta
Weightlifting
Men's 59 kg
 Silver Valerios Leonidis United States 1996 Atlanta
Weightlifting
Men's 64 kg
 Silver Leonidas Kokas United States 1996 Atlanta
Weightlifting
Men's 91 kg
 Gold Konstantinos Kenteris Australia 2000 Sydney
Athletics
Men's 200 metres
 Gold Michail Mouroutsos Australia 2000 Sydney
Taekwondo
Men's 58 kg
 Gold Pyrros Dimas Australia 2000 Sydney
Weightlifting
Men's 85 kg
 Gold Kakhi Kakhiashvili Australia 2000 Sydney
Weightlifting
Men's 94 kg
 Silver Ekaterini Thanou Australia 2000 Sydney
Athletics
Women's 100 metres
 Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Australia 2000 Sydney
Athletics
Women's discus throw
 Silver Mirela Maniani Australia 2000 Sydney
Athletics
Women's javelin throw
 Silver Dimosthenis Tampakos Australia 2000 Sydney
Gymnastics
Men's rings
 Silver Leonidas Sabanis Australia 2000 Sydney
Weightlifting
Men's 62 kg
 Silver Viktor Mitrou Australia 2000 Sydney
Weightlifting
Men's 77 kg
 Bronze Ioanna Chatziioannou Australia 2000 Sydney
Weightlifting
Women's 63 kg
 Bronze Amiran Kardanov Australia 2000 Sydney
Wrestling
Men's freestyle 54 kg
 Bronze Eirini Aindili
Evangelia Christodoulou
Maria Georgatou
Zacharoula Karyami
Charikleia Pantazi
Anna Pollatou
Australia 2000 Sydney
Gymnastics
Women's rhythmic group all-around
 Gold Thomas Bimis
Nikolaos Siranidis
Greece 2004 Athens
Diving
Men's 3 m synchronized springboard
 Gold Ilias Iliadis Greece 2004 Athens
Judo
Men's -81 kg
 Gold Sofia Bekatorou
Emilia Tsoulfa
Greece 2004 Athens
Sailing
Women's 470
 Gold Dimosthenis Tampakos Greece 2004 Athens
Gymnastics
Men's rings
 Gold Athanasia Tsoumeleka Greece 2004 Athens
Athletics
Women's 20 km walk
 Gold Fani Halkia Greece 2004 Athens
Athletics
Women's 400 m hurdles
 Silver Anastasia Kelesidou Greece 2004 Athens
Athletics
Women's discus throw
 Silver Nikolaos Kaklamanakis Greece 2004 Athens
Sailing
Men's mistral
 Silver Hrysopiyi Devetzi Greece 2004 Athens
Athletics
Women's triple jump
 Silver Greece 2004 Athens
Water polo
Women's tournament
 Silver Elisavet Mystakidou Greece 2004 Athens
Taekwondo
Women's -67 kg
 Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis Greece 2004 Athens
Taekwondo
Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Pyrros Dimas Greece 2004 Athens
Weightlifting
Men's -85 kg
 Bronze Vasileios Polymeros
Nikolaos Skiathitis
Greece 2004 Athens
Rowing
Men's lightweight double sculls
 Bronze Artiom Kiouregkian Greece 2004 Athens
Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman -55 kg
 Bronze Mirela Manjani Greece 2004 Athens
Athletics
Women's javelin throw
 Silver Dimitrios Mougios
Vasileios Polymeros
China 2008 Beijing
Rowing
Men's lightweight double sculls
 Silver Alexandros Nikolaidis China 2008 Beijing
Taekwondo
Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Sofia Bekatorou
Virginia Kravarioti
Sofia Papadopoulou
China 2008 Beijing
Sailing
Women's yngling class
 Bronze Ilias Iliadis United Kingdom 2012 London
Judo
Men's 90 kg
 Bronze Christina Giazitzidou
Alexandra Tsiavou
United Kingdom 2012 London
Rowing
Women's lightweight double sculls
 Gold Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Shooting
Women's 25 m pistol
 Gold Eleftherios Petrounias Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Gymnastics
Men's rings
 Gold Ekaterini Stefanidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Athletics
Women's pole vault
 Silver Spyridon Gianniotis Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Swimming
Men's 10 km open water
 Bronze Anna Korakaki Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Shooting
Women's 10 m air pistol
 Bronze Pavlos Kagialis
Panagiotis Mantis
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Sailing
Men's 470
 Gold Stefanos Douskos Japan 2020 Tokyo
Rowing
Men's single sculls

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.
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.
Hrysopiyi Devetzi, with a silver medal in triple jump.
Hrysopiyi Devetzi, with a silver medal in triple jump.
Athlete Sport Games
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
Akakios Kakiasvilis 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
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
Efstathios Chorafas Swimming 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
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
Women
Athlete Sport Games
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
Hrysopiyi Devetzi Athletics 20042008 0 1 0 1

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 two bronze medals in international events. Greek swimmers have won only one silver medal since then.

Games Swimmers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 9 4/4 1 3 3 7
Total 1 4 3 8
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 100 metre freestyle 12/27 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 3–10 (1896)
Men's 500 metre freestyle 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 1200 metre freestyle 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 100 metre freestyle for sailors 1/1 1896 1896 1896 1 1 1 3 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)

Athletics

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 29 10/12 1 3 6 10
Total 7 12 10 29
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's 100 metres 17/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 5th (1896)
Men's 800 metres 11/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 1500 metres 10/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 5th (1896)
Men's 110 metres hurdles 16/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 5th (1896)
Men's marathon 16/28 1896 1896 1896 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Men's long jump 16/28 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 6th (1992)
Men's triple jump 14/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's pole vault 18/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 3 3 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896, 1956)
Men's shot put 19/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's discus throw 14/28 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 2 3 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)

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 2016, those were still the only cycling medals earned by Greek competitors.

Games Cyclists Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 9 6/6 1 3 0 4
Total 1 3 0 4

Road

Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's individual road race 6/20 1896 1896 1896 1 0 0 1 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)

Track

Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's track time trial 5/19 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's sprint 7/26 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 10 kilometres 1/1 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 5th (1896)
Men's 100 kilometres 2/2 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 0 1 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 12 hour race 1/1 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 DNF (1896)

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. Those remain the only fencing medals Greece has won to date (through the 2016 Olympics).

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 9 3/3 2 1 1 4
Total 2 1 1 4
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's foil 7/27 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's master's foil 1/2 1896 1896 1896 1 0 0 1 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Men's sabre 9/28 1896 1896 1896 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)

Golf

Greece has one (somewhat disputed) appearance in Olympic golf. Alexandros Merkati, a Greek courtier and athlete (including member of the International Olympic Committee representing Greece), was a member of the Compiègne golf club in France at which the 1900 Olympic golf tournament was held. With national teams, controlled by National Olympic Committees, not yet being established, Merkati competed as a member of the French club. Some sources list his participation as for France, though the IOC database lists him as Greek. He finished 11th among the 12-man field.

Games Fencers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 1/2 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's individual 1/3 1900 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 11th (1900)

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.

Games Gymnasts Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 52 6/8 2 2 2 6
Total 5 3 3 11

Artistic

Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's pommel horse 3/24 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 3–15 (1896)
Men's rings 5/24 1896 1896 1896 3 1 1 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896, 2004, 2016)
Men's parallel bars 5/24 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 6th (2012)
Men's horizontal bar 6/24 1896 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 13th (2004)
Men's rope climbing 1/4 1896 1896 1896 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Men's team parallel bars 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)

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).

Games Shooters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 50 5/5 3 3 3 9
Total 4 4 4 12
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Current program
Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol 11/25 1896 1896 1896 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Past events
Men's 200 metre military rifle 1/1 1896 1896 1896 1 1 1 3 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 1/11 1920 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0 9–70 (1920)
Men's 300 metre free rifle 1/1 1896 1896 1896 1 1 0 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 50 metre pistol 13/24 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's 25 metre military pistol 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)

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, but the IOC credits this win as being for a "mixed team" rather than Greece. The 1896 medals remain (through the 2016 Games) the only tennis medals won by Greek players.

Games Players Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 7 2/2 0 1 1 2[2]
Total 0 1 1 2[2]
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's singles 5/15 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)
Men's doubles 5/15 1896 1896 N/A 0 0[2] 0 0 5th (1896)[2]

Weightlifting

Greece first competed in weightlifting at the inaugural 1896 Games, with three lifters competing. Greek lifters won the bronze medals in both events.

Games Lifters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 3 2/2 0 0 2 2
Total 6 5 4 15
Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's one hand lift 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 0 1 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1896)
Men's two hand lift 2/2 1896 1896 1904 1 0 1 2 1st place, gold medalist(s) (1904)

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.

Games Wrestlers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 2 1/1 0 1 1 2
Total 1 3 7 11

Greco-Roman

Event No. of
appearances
First
appearance
First
medal
First
gold medal
Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish
Men's Greco-Roman open 1/1 1896 1896 N/A 0 1 1 2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (1896)

See also

References

  1. ^ Lennartz, Karl (2001). "The 2nd International Olympic Games in Athens in 1906" (PDF). Journal of Olympic History. International Society of Olympic Historians. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Does not include a silver medal in 1896 won by a pair that is officially counted as a Mixed Team but consisted of two Greeks.