South Korea at the Olympics is a history which includes 32 games in 18 countries and 2,000+ athletes. Since 1946, South Korea (KOR) has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".
The Korean National Olympic Committee was formed in 1946. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1947.
Korea's team first competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
Athletes from Korea did not take part in the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1952 Winter Olympics.
Team highlights include the bronze medal in the men's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The win against Japan resulted in Korea's first medal in this sport.
The mascot of the Seoul games in 2005
Korea hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics (XXIVth Olympiad) in Seoul.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang.
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A South Korean volunteer at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad.