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Puerto Rico at the Olympics is a history which began in 1900.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Puerto Rico is PUR.


A team from Puerto Rico was first at the Olympic Games in 1948. They have been in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Puerto Rico has also been in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006 and 2010.

Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of eight medals. Most are in boxing.

The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was formed in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee the same year.

List of medalists

Summer Games

Medal Name Games Sport Event
33 Bronze Juan Venegas 1948 London Boxing Men's bantamweight
33 Bronze Orlando Maldonado 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's light flyweight
22 Silver Luis Ortiz 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Arístides González 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Aníbal Acevedo 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's welterweight
33 Bronze Daniel Santos 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's welterweight
33 Bronze Javier Culson 2012 London Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
22 Silver Jaime Espinal 2012 London Wrestling Freestyle 84kg

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