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Poland at the Olympics is a history which includes 42 games in 22 countries and 2,000+ athletes. Since 1918, Poland has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Poland is POL.

History

The Polish National Olympic Committee was formed in 1918. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1919.

Poland's team first competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Poland has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1984 Games. They were a part of the Soviet led boycott of the 1984 Games. Poland has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists

Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Paris 0 1 1 2
1928 Amsterdam 1 1 3 5
1932 Los Angeles 2 1 4 7
1936 Berlin 0 3 3 6
1948 London 0 0 1 1
1952 Helsinki 1 2 1 4
1956 Melbourne 1 4 4 9
1960 Rome 4 6 11 21
1964 Tokyo 7 6 10 23
1968 Mexico City 5 2 11 18
1972 Munich 7 5 9 21
1976 Montreal 7 6 13 26
1980 Moscow 3 14 15 32
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul 2 5 9 16
1992 Barcelona 3 6 10 19
1996 Atlanta 7 5 5 17
2000 Sydney 6 5 3 14
2004 Athens 3 2 5 10
2008 Beijing 3 6 1 10
2012 London 2 2 6 10
Total 64 82 125 271

Medals by summer sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 23 18 13 54
Boxing 8 9 26 43
Wrestling 5 9 11 25
Weightlifting 5 6 21 32
Fencing 4 9 9 22
Shooting 4 3 5 12
Rowing 3 3 10 16
Judo 3 3 2 8
Modern pentathlon 3 0 0 3
Equestrian 1 3 2 6
Swimming 1 3 2 6
Football 1 2 0 3
Gymnastics 1 1 2 4
Sailing 1 0 3 4
Volleyball 1 0 2 3
Canoeing 0 6 12 18
Cycling 0 6 3 9
Archery 0 1 1 2
Handball 0 0 1 1
Total 64 82 125 271

Winter Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1952 Oslo 0 0 0 0
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 1 1
1960 Squaw Valley 0 1 1 2
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble 0 0 0 0
1972 Sapporo 1 0 0 1
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 0 0 0 0
1994 Lillehammer 0 0 0 0
1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
2002 Salt Lake City 0 1 1 2
2006 Turin 0 1 1 2
2010 Vancouver 1 3 2 6
Total 2 6 6 14

Medals by winter sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ski jumping 1 3 1 5
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2 4
Speed skating 0 1 2 3
Biathlon 0 1 0 1
Nordic combined 0 0 1 1
Total 2 6 6 14

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