Serbia at the
Olympics
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IOC codeSRB
NOCOlympic Committee of Serbia
Websitewww.oks.org.rs (in Serbian)
Medals
Ranked 67th
Gold
6
Silver
7
Bronze
11
Total
24
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)

Serbia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 as the Kingdom of Serbia. Serbia returned to the Olympics as an independent team after ninety-six years at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

History

See also: Serbia at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Despite not participating in the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Serbian king Aleksandar Obrenović attended the Games at the invitation of Greek king George I. At these Games Momčilo Tapavica (born in today's Serbian province Vojvodina), who competed for Kingdom of Hungary, became the first athlete from today's territory of Serbia and the first ethnic Serb to win an Olympic medal, bronze in tennis.[1]

Serbian Olympic Club was established on February 23, 1910. Major Svetomir Đukić is considered the founder of the Olympic movement in Serbia. In 1912 the Club changed its name to the Olympic Committee of Serbia and that year it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.[2]

From the 1920 to the 1992 Winter Olympics, Serbian athletes participated as part of the Yugoslavian team. At the 1992 Summer Olympics they participated as Independent Olympic Participants as their nation was under United Nations sanctions. The continuing sanctions meant that no Serbian athletes competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Sanctions were mostly lifted in 1995. From the 1996 Summer Olympics to the 2006 Winter Olympics Serbian athletes participated as part of the Serbia and Montenegro team.

Seven-time Olympian shooter and 1988 gold medalist Jasna Šekarić competed under four different banners during her twenty-four-year Olympic career. She started under the flag of Yugoslavia in 1988, then she competed as an Independent Participant in 1992, under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro from 1996 to 2004 and in 2008 and 2012 she represented Serbia.

Serbian former basketball player and administrator Borislav Stanković was the Secretary General of FIBA from 1976 to 2002, and a member of the International Olympic Committee. As Secretary General, he pushed for a change in FIBA's rules to allow players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) to compete at the Olympics. Prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, only professionals in leagues other than the NBA were allowed to compete.[3]

Participation

Timeline of participation

Date Team
1912 as part of  Austria  Serbia (SRB)
1920–1936 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia (YUG)
1948–1988 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia (YUG)
1992 W  Croatia (CRO)  Slovenia (SLO) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia (YUG)
1992 S  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)  Independent Olympic Participants (IOP)
1994 ban on participation by the UN
1996–2006  North Macedonia (MKD) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia (YUG)/
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)
2008–2014  Serbia (SRB)  Montenegro (MNE)
2016–  Serbia (SRB)  Kosovo (KOS)

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Taekwondo2114
Water polo2024
Wrestling1012
Karate1001
Shooting0224
Basketball0112
Volleyball0112
Canoeing0101
Swimming0101
3x3 basketball0011
Athletics0011
Tennis0011
Totals (12 entries)671124

List of medalists

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
 Silver Milorad Čavić China 2008 Beijing
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Swimming
Men's 100 m butterfly
 Bronze Novak Djokovic China 2008 Beijing
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Tennis
Men's singles
 Bronze China 2008 Beijing
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Water polo
Men's tournament
 Gold Milica Mandić United Kingdom 2012 London
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Taekwondo
Women's +67 kg
 Silver Ivana Maksimović United Kingdom 2012 London
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Shooting
Women's 50 m rifle three positions
 Bronze Andrija Zlatić United Kingdom 2012 London
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Shooting
Men's 10 m air pistol
 Bronze United Kingdom 2012 London
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Water polo
Men's tournament
 Gold Davor Štefanek Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg
 Gold Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Water polo
Men's tournament
 Silver Tijana Bogdanović Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Silver Marko Tomićević
Milenko Zorić
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Canoeing
Men's K-2 1000 m
 Silver Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Volleyball
Women's tournament
 Silver Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Basketball
Men's tournament
 Bronze Ivana Španović Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's long jump
 Bronze Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Basketball
Women's tournament
 Gold Milica Mandić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Taekwondo
Women's +67 kg
 Gold Jovana Preković Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Karate
Women's 61 kg
 Gold Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Water polo
Men's tournament
 Silver Damir Mikec Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Shooting
Men's 10 metre air pistol
 Bronze Tijana Bogdanović Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Zurab Datunashvili Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Wrestling
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg
 Bronze Milenko Sebić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Shooting
Men's 50 metre rifle three positions
 Bronze Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Volleyball
Women's tournament
 Bronze Japan 2020 Tokyo
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3x3 basketball
Men's tournament

Multiple medal winners

This is a list of people who have won two or more Olympic medals, who represented Serbia as an independent country at least once.

Athlete Sport Gender Years Games 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Filip Filipović Water polo M 2008–2020 Summer 2 0 2 4
Duško Pijetlović Water polo M 2008–2020 Summer 2 0 2 4
Andrija Prlainović Water polo M 2008–2020 Summer 2 0 2 4
Milan Aleksić Water polo M 2012–2020 Summer 2 0 1 3
Dušan Mandić Water polo M 2012–2020 Summer 2 0 1 3
Stefan Mitrović Water polo M 2012–2020 Summer 2 0 1 3
Gojko Pijetlović Water polo M 2012–2020 Summer 2 0 1 3
Nikola Jakšić Water polo M 2016–2020 Summer 2 0 0 2
Milica Mandić Taekwondo W 2012–2020 Summer 2 0 0 2
Branislav Mitrović Water polo M 2016–2020 Summer 2 0 0 2
Sava Ranđelović Water polo M 2016–2020 Summer 2 0 0 2
Jasna Šekarić Shooting W 1988–2004 Summer 1 3 1 5
Slobodan Nikić Water polo M 2004–2016 Summer 1 1 1 3
Živko Gocić Water polo M 2008–2016 Summer 1 0 2 3
Andrija Gerić Volleyball M 1996–2000 Summer 1 0 1 2
Nikola Grbić Volleyball M 1996–2000 Summer 1 0 1 2
Aleksandar Ćirić Water polo M 2000–2008 Summer 0 1 2 3
Aleksandar Šapić Water polo M 2000–2008 Summer 0 1 2 3
Dejan Savić Water polo M 2000–2008 Summer 0 1 2 3
Vanja Udovičić Water polo M 2004–2012 Summer 0 1 2 3
Vladimir Vujasinović Water polo M 2000–2008 Summer 0 1 2 3
Tijana Bogdanović Taekwondo W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Tijana Bošković Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Bianka Buša Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Brankica Mihajlović Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Maja Ognjenović Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Silvija Popović Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Milena Rašić Volleyball W 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Denis Šefik Water polo M 2004–2008 Summer 0 1 1 2
Nikola Rađen Water polo M 2008–2012 Summer 0 0 2 2
Slobodan Soro Water polo M 2008–2012 Summer 0 0 2 2

Medal winners as medal winning coach

Athlete Sport Gender Games As participant As head coach
Years 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total Years 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Dejan Savić Water polo M Summer 2000–2008 0 1 2 3 2016–2020 2 0 0 2
Goran Maksimović Shooting M Summer 1988 1 0 0 1 2004–2012 0 2 1 3
Aleksandar Đorđević Basketball M Summer 1996 0 1 0 1 2016 0 1 0 1

Predecessor countries

The Olympic Committee of Serbia, created in 1910 and recognized in 1912, is deemed the direct successor to both Yugoslav Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro by IOC.[4] In the period from 1920 to 2006, athletes representing these defunct countries won a total of 99 medals: 95 at Summer Games and 4 at Winter Games.

Country № Summer Gold Silver Bronze Total № Winter Gold Silver Bronze Total № Games Gold Silver Bronze Combined Total
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia 5 3 2 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 3 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia 11 23 27 25 75 10 0 3 1 4 21 23 30 26 79
 Independent Olympic Participants 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 4 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 3 9
Total 20 28 34 33 95 16 0 3 1 4 36 28 37 34 99

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, 1896 Olympic Games (Serbian)
  2. ^ History of Olympic Committee of Serbia on official site (Serbian)
  3. ^ McCallum, Jack (2013). Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever. Random House. ISBN 9780345520494. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ [2] Official site of Olympic Committee of Serbia, History of Olympic Committee (Serbian)