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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

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Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the name under which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competes at the Olympic Games.[1] Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics, and has competed at every Games. Athletes representing Great Britain have won 715 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 21 at the Winter Olympic Games. Great Britain is the only team to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.

Great Britain was the name assigned to the United Kingdom team by the International Olympic Committee for the 1908 Summer Olympics along with the IOC country code GBR. The team is also referred to as Team GB.[1]

Under the terms of a long-standing settlement between the British Olympic Association and the Olympic Council of Ireland, athletes from Northern Ireland can elect to represent Ireland at the Olympics as Northern Irish people are legally entitled to dual citizenship.

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Hosted Games

London, the United Kingdom's capital, has hosted the Games on two occasions, and is scheduled to host the 2012 Summer Olympics:

Games Dates Nations
1908 Summer Olympics 27 April - 31 October 22
1948 Summer Olympics 29 July - 14 August 59
2012 Summer Olympics 27 July - 12 August 204 estimate

In 2012, London will become the first and, to date, only city to host the Olympics on three occasions.

Summer Games results

Games Competitors[2] Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896 Athens 8 2 3 2 7 5
1900 Paris 103 15 6 9 30 3
1904 St. Louis 3 1 1 0 2 6
1908 London (host nation) 676 56 51 39 146 1
1912 Stockholm 293 10 15 16 41 3
1920 Antwerp 204 15 15 13 43 3
1924 Paris 307 9 13 12 34 4
1928 Amsterdam 234 3 10 7 20 11
1932 Los Angeles 74 4 7 5 16 8
1936 Berlin 225 4 7 3 14 10
1948 London (host nation) 375 3 14 6 23 12
1952 Helsinki 293 1 2 8 11 18
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 200 6 7 11 24 8
1960 Rome 252 2 6 12 20 12
1964 Tokyo 199 4 12 2 18 10
1968 Mexico City 237 5 5 3 13 10
1972 Munich 310 4 5 9 18 12
1976 Montreal 234 3 5 5 13 13
1980 Moscow 222 5 7 9 21 9
1984 Los Angeles 355 5 11 21 37 11
1988 Seoul 382 5 10 9 24 12
1992 Barcelona 389 5 3 12 20 13
1996 Atlanta 303 1 8 6 15 36
2000 Sydney 320 11 10 7 28 10
2004 Athens 270 9 9 12 30 10
2008 Beijing 313 19 13 15 47 4
Total 6781 207 255 253 715 3

Winter Games results

Games Competitors[2] Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1924 Chamonix 45 1 1 2 4 6
1928 St. Moritz 33 0 0 1 1 8
1932 Lake Placid 4 0 0 0 0 -
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 39 1 1 1 3 7
1948 St. Moritz 62 0 0 2 2 13
1952 Oslo 20 1 0 0 1 8
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 45 0 0 0 0 -
1960 Squaw Valley 17 0 0 0 0 -
1964 Innsbruck 49 1 0 0 1 11
1968 Grenoble 46 0 0 0 0 -
1972 Sapporo 40 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Innsbruck 50 1 0 0 1 12
1980 Lake Placid 50 1 0 0 1 11
1984 Sarajevo 54 1 0 0 1 11
1988 Calgary 57 0 0 0 0 -
1992 Albertville 54 0 0 0 0 -
1994 Lillehammer 35 0 0 2 2 21
1998 Nagano 33 0 0 1 1 22
2002 Salt Lake City 51 1 0 1 2 18
2006 Turin 40 0 1 0 1 21
Total 824 8 3 10 21 20

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 49 78 61 188
Rowing 24 20 10 54
Sailing 24 14 11 49
Cycling 18 24 21 63
Swimming 15 22 28 65
Tennis 15 13 12 40
Boxing 14 11 23 48
Shooting 12 15 16 43
Equestrian 6 9 12 27
Figure skating 5 3 7 15
Water polo 4 0 0 4
Wrestling 3 4 10 17
Field hockey 3 2 5 10
Football 3 0 0 3
Polo 2 3 1 6
Archery 2 2 5 9
Rackets 2 2 3 7
Tug of war 2 2 1 5
Modern pentathlon 2 1 3 6
Curling 2 0 0 2
Water motorsports 2 0 0 2
Fencing 1 8 0 9
Canoeing 1 4 4 9
Weightlifting 1 3 3 7
Bobsleigh 1 1 2 4
Ice hockey 1 0 1 2
Cricket 1 0 0 1
Judo 0 7 9 16
Diving 0 2 4 6
Rugby 0 2 0 2
Skeleton 0 1 3 4
Gymnastics 0 1 3 4
Badminton 0 1 1 2
Golf 0 1 1 2
Jeu de paume 0 1 1 2
Lacrosse 0 1 0 1
Short track speed skating 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Total 215 258 263 736
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Archery

Year Archers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Did not compete
1904
1908 2 2 1 5 1st
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 0 0 -
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 0 0 -
1988 0 0 1 1 4th
1992 0 0 2 2 6th
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 1 1 6th
2008 6[3] 4[3] 0 0 0 0 -
Total 2 2 5 9 5th

Athletics

Year Athletes Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 5 5 0 1 1 2 5th
1900 9 10 3 3 2 8 2nd
1904 3 2 1 1 0 2 2nd
1908 126 25 7 7 3 17 2nd
1912 2 1 5 8 4th
1920 4 4 4 12 3rd
1924 3 3 5 11 3rd
1928 2 2 1 5 4th
1932 2 4 2 8 5th
1936 2 5 0 7 4th
1948 0 6 1 7 14th
1952 0 1 4 5 5th
1956 1 4 2 7 4th
1960 1 3 4 8 6th
1964 4 7 1 12 3rd
1968 1 2 1 4 9th
1972 1 1 2 4 7th
1976 0 0 1 1 20th
1980 4 2 4 10 3rd
1984 3 7 6 16 3rd
1988 0 6 2 8 13th
1992 2 0 4 6 6th
1996 0 4 2 6 25th
2000 2 2 2 6 6th
2004 3 0 1 4 3rd
2008 66[4] 36[4] 1 2 1 4 9th[5]
Total 49 78 61 188 3rd

Badminton

Great Britain has competed in all Badminton events held at the Summer Olympics since badminton made its full debut as an Olympic sport in 1992.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1972 (demonstration) 6 3 1 0 3 4 2nd
1976-1988 No Competition
1992 12 4 0 0 0 0 -
1996 22 5 0 0 0 0 -
2000 16 5 0 0 1 1 5th
2004 13 5 0 1 0 1 4th
2008 6[6] 5 0 0 0 0 -
Total 65 24 0 1 1 2 6th

The figures from 1972 do not count towards the total as badminton was a demonstration sport.

Boxing

Great Britain made its Olympic boxing debut in 1908.

Year Boxers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 No Competition
1904 Did not compete
1908 32 5 5 4 5 14 1st
1912 No Competition
1920 2 1 3 6 2nd
1924 2 3 0 5 2nd
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 2 0 2 6th
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 2 1 2 5 1st
1960 0 0 3 3 9th
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 1 0 0 1 5th
1972 0 0 3 3 15th
1976 0 0 1 1 10th
1980 0 0 1 1 11th
1984 0 0 1 1 14th
1988 0 0 1 1 15th
1992 0 0 1 1 15th
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 1 0 0 1 7th
2004 0 1 0 1 8th
2008 7[7] 7 1 0 2 3 6th[7]
Total 14 12 23 49 5th

Cricket

Great Britain and Ireland was one of only two nations to compete in the only Olympic cricket match, in 1900. The team won, making them the only nation to win an Olympic cricket contest and the only Olympic gold medallists in cricket.

Year Cricketers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 12 1 1 0 0 1 1st

Cycling

Year Cyclists Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 2 4 0 1 1 2 4th
1900 Did not compete
1904
1908 38 7 5 3 1 9 1st
1912 0 2 0 2 3rd
1920 1 3 1 5 1st
1924 0 1 1 2 5th
1928 0 3 1 4 5th
1932 0 1 1 2 5th
1936 0 0 1 1 6th
1948 0 3 2 5 4th
1952 0 0 1 1 6th
1956 0 1 2 3 5th
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 1 1 11th
1976 0 0 1 1 12th
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 0 0 -
1988 0 0 0 0 -
1992 1 0 0 1 4th
1996 0 0 2 2 12th
2000 1 1 2 4 6th
2004 2 1 1 4 3rd
2008 25[8] 17[8] 8 4 2 14 1st[9]
Total 18 24 21 63 3rd

Diving

Great Britain made its Olympic diving debut in 1908.

Year Divers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 Did not compete
1908 16 2 0 0 0 0
1912 0 0 1 1 3rd
1920 0 1 0 1 4th
1924 0 0 1 1 4th
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 Did not compete
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 2 2 3rd
1964 6 0 0 0 0 -
1968 5 0 0 0 0 -
1972 8 0 0 0 0 -
1976 4 0 0 0 0 -
1980 6 0 0 0 0 -
1984 6 0 0 0 0 -
1988 5 0 0 0 0 -
1992 4 0 0 0 0 -
1996 5 0 0 0 0 -
2000 8 0 0 0 0 -
2004 7 0 1 0 0 6th
2008 10[10] 8[10] 0 0 0 0 -
Total 0 2 4 6 16th

Equestrian

Great Britain first competed in the 1912 competition having not competed in the first event held in 1900.

Year Riders Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1912 0 0 0 0 -
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 0 0 0 0 -
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 0 0 1 1 7th
1948 0 0 1 1 7th
1952 1 0 0 1 3rd
1956 1 0 2 3 3rd
1960 0 0 1 1 7th
1964 0 0 1 1 8th
1968 1 2 1 4 1st
1972 2 1 0 3 2nd
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 2 1 3 4th
1988 0 2 1 3 4th
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 0 1 0 1 5th
2004 1 1 1 3 3rd
2008 12[11] 6[11] 0 0 2 2 7th[12]
Total 6 9 12 27 8th

Fencing

Great Britain won its first fencing medal, a silver, in 1908 at the London Games.

Year Fencers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 1 1 0 0 0 0
1900 1 1 0 0 0 0
1904 Did not compete
1908 23 4 0 1 0 1 3rd
1912 0 1 0 1 5th
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 0 1 0 1 6th
1928 0 1 0 1 5th
1932 0 1 0 1 6th
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 1 0 0 1 4th
1960 0 2 0 2 5th
1964 0 0 1 1 7th
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 0 0 -
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 0 0 -
1988 0 0 0 0 -
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 0 0 -
2008 3 3 0 0 0 0 -
Total 1 7 1 9 16th

Figure skating

Great Britain hosted the first Olympic figure skating contests in 1908.

Year Skaters Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 11 4 1 2 3 6 1st

Football

Great Britain and Ireland - now represented separately by Team Ireland and Team Great Britain - was one of three nations to play in the inaugural football tournament, winning their only match to take the first Olympic gold medal in football. They competed in the nine Olympics in the table below.

Year Footballers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 No competition
1900 11 1 1 0 0 1 1st
1904 Did not compete
1908 11 1 1 0 0 1 1st
1912 1 0 0 1 1st
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 Did not compete
1928
1932 No Competition
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964-2008 Did not compete
Total 3 0 0 3 2nd

In 1974 the FA abolished the distinction between "amateur" and "professional" footballers in England. This ended the practice of "shamateurism", where players claimed to be amateur but still got irregular payments from their clubs. At that time the Olympics were only open to amateur competitors, so the British Associations were no longer able to enter a football team.[13] Also, the Great Britain is not a member of FIFA and its athletes participate in international football competitions as members of the national teams of the home nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), none of which have National Olympic Committees. As a result Great Britain usually does not participate in Olympic qualifying tournaments.

Fans from England (Football Supporter's Federation), Scotland (Association of Tartan Army clubs), Northern Ireland (Amalgamation of Official NI Fans Clubs) and Wales (Football Supporter's Federation Cymru) along with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish football associations have all publicly voiced their concern about a footballing Team GB.[1] The English FA and the British Olympic Association have planned to submit an English only team nonetheless.

Those in favour of Team GB have taken the discussions on a very dangerous route by involving the UK Government and Prime Minister. they are now applying political pressure. FIFA take a very dim view of political involvement in National Football teams and can ultimately ban the National association from participation in FIFA sanctioned tournaments.

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Golf

Great Britain was one of four nations to play golf at the first Olympic golf events in 1900. They did not compete in the only other Olympic golf competition held in 1904.

Year Golfers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 4 1 0 1 1 2 2nd
1904 Did not compete
Total 4 1 0 1 1 2 3rd

Gymnastics

Great Britain's first gymnastics medal came in 1908 with a silver in the men's individual all-around. Until 2008, Great Britain's last medal for gymnastics was a Bronze in the Women's all-round team event in 1928.

Year Gymnasts Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
1900 5 1 0 0 0 0 -
1904 Did not compete
1908 65 2 0 1 0 1 3rd
1912 23 0 0 1 1 8th
1920 27 0 0 0 0 -
1924 27 0 0 0 0 -
1928 0 0 1 1 6th
2008 0 0 1 1 13th
Total 0 1 3 4 33rd

Hockey

Great Britain's hosted the first Olympic field hockey tournament in 1908.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 45 1 1 1 2 4 1st
1912 No hockey tournament
1920 1 1 0 0 1 1st
1924 No hockey tournament
1928 Did not compete
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 Did not compete
1948 1 0 1 0 1 2nd
1952 1 0 0 1 1 2nd
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 1 0 0 0 0 -
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 1 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Did not compete
1980
1984 0 0 1 1 4th
1988 2 1 0 0 1 2nd
1992 0 0 0 1 4th
1996 2 0 0 0 0 -
2000 2 0 0 0 0 -
2004 1 0 0 0 0 -
2008 2 0 0 0 0 -
Total 3 2 5 10 5th

Jeu de paume

Great Britain hosted the only Olympic jeu de paume tournament in 1908.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 9 1 0 1 1 2 2nd

Lacrosse

Great Britain's Olympic lacrosse debut was in 1908.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 12 1 0 1 0 1 2nd

Modern Pentathlon

Great Britain's Olympic modern pentathlon debut was in 1912 when the it was first included in the Olympics. When the women's event was added in 2000 Great Britain won the gold and bronze medals.

Year Pentathletes Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1912 3 1 0 0 0 0 -
1920 4 1 0 0 0 0 -
1924 0 0 0 0 -
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 3 1 0 0 0 0 -
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1972 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1976 3 2 1 0 0 1 1st
1980 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1984 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1988 3 2 0 0 1 1 3rd
1992 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1996 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
2000 2 1 1 0 1 2 1st
2004 1 1 0 0 1 1 5th
2008 4 2 0 1 0 1 4th
Total 2 1 3 6 7th

Polo

Great Britain was one of four nations to compete in the debut of Olympic polo. Three of the five teams had British players, and those three teams took both the top two places and split the third place with the Mexican team.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 7 1 1 1 1 3 1st
1904 No competition
1908 12 1 1 2 0 3 1st
1912 No competition
1920 1 0 0 1 1st
1924 0 0 1 1 3rd
1928-1932 No competition
1936 0 1 0 1 2nd
1948-2008 No competition
Total 3 4 2 9 1st

Rackets

Great Britain hosted the only Olympic rackets tournament, in 1908.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 7 2 2 2 3 7 1st

Rowing

Britain took a bronze medal in the first Olympic rowing competition, in 1900.

Year Rowers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 1 1 0 0 1 1 6th
1904 Did not compete
1908 30 4 4 3 1 8 1st
1912 24 3 2 2 0 4 1st
1920 0 2 0 2 4th
1924 2 0 0 2 3rd
1928 1 2 1 4 2nd
1932 2 0 0 2 2nd
1936 1 1 0 2 2nd
1948 2 1 0 3 1st
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 1 0 1 7th
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 0 0 -
1976 0 2 0 2 7th
1980 0 1 2 3 6th
1984 1 0 0 1 5th
1988 1 0 1 2 5th
1992 2 0 0 2 4th
1996 1 0 1 2 7th
2000 2 1 0 3 3rd
2004 1 2 1 4 3rd
2008 2 2 2 6 1st
Total 24 20 10 54 3rd

Rugby

Britain took a silver medal in the first Olympic rugby competition, in 1900.

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 No competition
1900 15 1 0 1 0 1 2nd
1904 No competition
1908 15 1 0 1 0 1 2nd
1912 No competition
1920-1924 Did not compete
1928-2008 No competition
Total 30 1 0 2 0 2 4th

Sailing

Britain took five gold medals in the first Olympic sailing events, in 1900.

Year Sailors Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 No competition
1900 8 8 3 0 1 4 2nd
1904 No competition
1908 40 4 4 1 1 6 1st
1912 Did not compete
1920 2 0 0 2 4th
1924 0 1 0 1 3rd
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 0 1 0 1 5th
1936 1 0 1 2 2nd
1948 1 0 0 1 3rd
1952 0 1 0 1 6th
1956 0 1 2 3 5th
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 1 0 1 8th
1968 1 0 1 2 2nd
1972 1 1 0 2 2nd
1976 1 1 0 2 2nd
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 1 1 8th
1988 1 0 0 1 5th
1992 0 0 1 1 9th
1996 0 2 0 2 9th
2000 3 2 0 5 1st
2004 2 1 2 5 1st
2008 4 1 1 6 1st
Total 24 14 11 49 1st

Shooting

Great Britain's first shooting medals came when the nation hosted the 1908 Games, at which the British shooters dominated the competitions. There were 215 shooters from 14 nations in the shooting events, including 67 shooters from Great Britain.

Year Shooters Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 2 4 0 0 0 0 -
1900 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
1904 Sport not held
1908 67 15 6 7 8 21 1st
1912 1 4 4 9 4th
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 1 2 0 3 3rd
1928 Sport not held
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 1 0 0 1 4th
1972 0 0 1 1 16th
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 1 0 3 4 5th
1988 1 1 0 2 4th
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 1 1 0 2 6th
2004 0 0 0 0 -
2008 5 4 0 0 0 0 -
Total 12 15 16 43

Swimming

Great Britain was the most successful nation in swimming in 1900, its debut in the sport. Jarvis's pair of gold medals and Kemp's bronze made Britain's first outing a successful one.

Year Swimmers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 7 5 2 0 1 3 1st
1904 Did not compete
1908 28 6 4 2 1 7 1st
1912 1 2 3 6 5th
1920 0 1 1 2 3rd
1924 1 2 1 4 2nd
1928 0 2 2 4 7th
1932 0 0 2 2 6th
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 1 1 7th
1952 0 0 1 1 9th
1956 1 0 1 2 4th
1960 1 1 1 3 3rd
1964 0 1 0 1 6th
1968 0 1 0 1 9th
1972 0 1 0 1 10th
1976 1 1 1 3 5th
1980 1 3 1 5 4th
1984 0 1 4 5 6th
1988 1 1 1 3 5th
1992 0 0 1 1 16th
1996 0 1 1 2 12th
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 2 2 18th
2008 37 34 2 2 2 6 3rd
Total 15 22 28 65 7th

Tennis

John Pius Boland dominated the 1896 tennis tournaments. Tennis in 1896 was a sport which allowed mixed teams, and both Boland and George S. Robertson joined partners from other nations to win their medals. Britain again dominated in 1900, taking all four gold medals and adding 7 other medals (3 as part of mixed teams).

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 2 1 1 0 0 1 2nd
1900 6 4 4 1 3 8 1st
1904 Did not compete
1908 22 6 6 5 4 15 1st
1912 2 2 2 6 2nd
1920 2 3 1 6 1st
1924 0 1 2 3 3rd
1924-1964 No competition held
1968 (demonstration) Did not compete
1972-1980 No competition held
1984 (demonstration) 0 0 0 0 -
1988 0 0 0 0 -
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 1 0 1 5th
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 0 0 -
2008 2 2 0 0 0 0 -
Total 15 13 12 40 2nd

Triathlon

Great Britain have competed in all three triathlon competitions that have taken place since 2000. Their best finish is a 6th place in the women's triathlon in 2004.

Year Athletes Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 6 2 0 0 0 0 -
2004 6 2 0 0 0 0 -
2008 5 2 0 0 0 0 -
Total 12 4 0 0 0 0 -

Tug of war

Great Britain's Olympic tug of war debut came when the nation hosted the Games in 1908. Great Britain were then one of only 2 teams to compete in 1912 and they also won the last Tug of War competition held in the Olympics in 1920.

Year Contestants Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 24 1 1 1 1 3 1st
1912 8 1 0 1 0 1 2nd
1920 11 1 1 0 0 1 1st
1924-present No Competition
Total 43 3 2 2 1 5 1st

Water motorsports

Great Britain hosted the only Olympic water motorsports contests, in 1908.

Year Athletes Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 13 3 2 0 0 2 1st

Water polo

Year Players Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 8 1 1 0 1 2 1st
1904 Did not compete
1908 7 1 1 0 0 1 1st
Total - - 2 0 1 3 3rd

Weightlifting

Year Weight-
lifters
Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 1 2 1 1 0 2 1st
1900 Sport not held
1904 Did not compete
1908 Sport not held

Wrestling

Year Wrestlers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
1900 Sport not held
1904 Did not compete
1908 53 9 3 4 4 11 1st

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Team GB". British Olympic Association. http://www.olympics.org.uk/contentpage.aspx?page=127. Retrieved 2009-06-11.  
  2. ^ a b "Team GB Statistics". BOA. http://www.olympics.org.uk/statistics.aspx. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  3. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  4. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing - Athletics". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#athletics. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  5. ^ "Athletics". BBC Sport. 2008-09-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/athletics/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  6. ^ "Team GB for Beijing - Badminton". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#badminton. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  7. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing - Boxing". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#boxing. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  8. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing - Cycling". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#cycling. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  9. ^ "Cycling". BBC Sport. 2008-09-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/cycling/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  10. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing - Swimming". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#swimming. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  11. ^ a b "Team GB for Beijing - Equestrian". BBC Sport. 2008-07-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/team_gb/7094118.stm#equestrian. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  12. ^ "Equestrian". BBC Sport. 2008-09-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/equestrian/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  13. ^ "Why did Great Britain stop entering a football team into the Olympics?". The FA. http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/NewsFromTheFA/Postings/2004/03/Wembley_Olympic_bid.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-04.  

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