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Iceland at the Olympics is a history which began in 1912.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Iceland was ICE. It is now ISL.

History

Iceland was first at the Olympic Games in 1912. Then they missed the next four Games. After returning in 1936, the nation has been in every Summer Olympic Games since.

Iceland has also been in all but one Winter Olympic Games since 1948. They were not at the 1972 Winter Games.

Icelandic athletes have won a total of four medals. The National Olympic Committee for Iceland was formed in 1921 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1935.

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Vilhjálmur Einarsson 1956 Melbourne Athletics Men's triple jump
33 Bronze Bjarni Friðriksson 1984 Los Angeles Judo Men's half heavyweight
33 Bronze Vala Flosadóttir 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's pole vault
22 Silver National team:
Sturla Ásgeirsson, Arnór Atlason, Logi Eldon Geirsson, Snorri Steinn Guðjónsson, Hreiðar Guðmundsson, Róbert Gunnarsson, Björgvin Páll Gustavsson, Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson, Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Sverre Andreas Jakobsson, Alexander Petersson, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Sigfús Sigurðsson, Ólafur Stefánsson
2008 Beijing Handball Men's competition

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Handball 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Total 0 2 2 4

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