Netherlands Antilles at the Olympics facts for kids
Netherlands Antilles at the Olympics is a history which began in 1931.
Athletes from the Netherlands Antilles have been in most Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation supported the Netherlands' boycott of the 1956 Games and the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Netherlands Antilles has been in the Winter Olympic Games two times.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, three athletes from the region of the Netherlands Antilles competed under the flag of the IOC.
List of medalists
|Silver||Jan Boersma||1988 Seoul||Sailing||Men's sailboard|
Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles
The Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee has continued to exist as the umbrella body for sports on the five islands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. The five islands will continue to be in the Olympic Games under the "Netherlands Antilles" name, but as a region in the Caribbean rather than a political entity. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved this in June 2007.
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