West Germany at the
Olympics
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
67
Silver
82
Bronze
94
Total
243
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany competed at the Olympic Games between 1952 and 1988. While in 1952 - Germany's first Olympics after World War II and the Partitions of Germany - there was a de facto West German team, given East Germany refused to collaborate, its results are counted towards Germany. Likewise, between 1956 and 1964 both countries competed together under the United Team of Germany flag. It was not until 1968 that a full-fledged West German team appeared, and it competed in all the Olympics but the 1980 Summer Olympics - as it supported the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott - until 1988. Afterwards, the German reunification in 1990 reestablished the German team.

Participation

Timeline of participation

Date Team
1896–1912 German Empire Germany (GER)
1920–1924 denied participation
1928–1936 Weimar Republic Nazi Germany Germany (GER)
1948 denied participation
1952  Saar (SAA)  Germany (GER)
1956–1964  United Team of Germany (EUA)
1968–1988  West Germany (FRG)  East Germany (GDR)
1992–  Germany (GER)

Hosted Games

West Germany has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1972 Summer Olympics Munich 26 August – 10 September 121 7,134 195

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

See also