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Lebanon at the Olympicsis a history which began in 1948.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Lebanon is LEB.


A team from Lebanon was first at the Olympic Games in 1948. They have been in all but one Summer Olympic Games since then. Lebanon was one of three nations to boycott the 1956 Games in protest of the British and French involvement in the Suez Crisis. Lebanon has also been in most Winter Olympic Games since 1948, missing only the 1994 and 1998 Winter Games.

Lebanon was at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

The National Olympic Committee for Lebanon was formed in 1947. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1948.

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Zakaria Chihab 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight
33 Bronze Khalil Taha 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman welterweight
22 Silver Mohamed Tarabulsi 1972 Munich Weightlifting Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Hassan Bechara 1980 Moscow Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman super heavyweight

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