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Belarus was first in the Olympic at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland as part of the Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991, Belarus, along with four of the other fourteen former Soviet republics, were in the 1992 Winter Olympics (held in Albertville, France) as the Unified Team. Later in 1992, eleven republics joined Belarus to compete as the Unified Team at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Two years later, Belarus competed for the first time as an independent nation in the 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer, Norway. From 1952 until the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, 168 Belarusian athletes won 200 medals either as part of the Soviet Union or as independent Belarus.

Medal tables

Medals by Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Source
1994 Lillehammer 0 2 0 2
1996 Atlanta 1 6 8 15
1998 Nagano 0 0 2 2
2000 Sydney 3 3 11 17
2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 1 1
2004 Athens 2 6 7 15
2006 Turin 0 1 0 1
2008 Beijing 4 4 9 17
2010 Vancouver 1 1 1 3
2012 London 2 5 5 12 26
Total 12 25 41 78

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Source
Athletics 4 5 8 17
Canoeing 2 2 3 7
Rowing 2 1 4 7
Weightlifting 1 3 6 10
Shooting 1 2 4 7
Judo 1 0 1 2
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Gymnastics 0 3 7 10
Wrestling 0 3 5 8
Boxing 0 2 0 2
Freestyle skiing 1 1 2 4
Biathlon 0 2 2 4
Swimming 0 1 1 2
Speed skating 0 1 0 1
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Modern pentathlon 0 0 1 1
Total 12 25 41 78

Flag bearers

Games Name
1994 Winter Olympics Igor Zhelezovsky
1996 Summer Olympics Igor Astapkovich
1998 Winter Olympics Alexander Popov
2000 Summer Olympics Sergey Lishtvan
2002 Winter Olympics Oleg Ryzhenkov
2004 Summer Olympics Aleksandr Medved
2006 Winter Olympics Alexander Popov
2008 Summer Olympics Alexander Romankov
2010 Winter Olympics Oleg Antonenko
2012 Summer Olympics Max Mirnyi

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