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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 22 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[citation needed] for the 1908 Summer Olympics along with the IOC country code GBR. The team is also referred to as Team GB.[1] At the Beijing Olympic Games, Great Britain won 47 medals. It was our second most successful games since
the games began. Great Britain won 19 gold medals, along with 13 silver and 15 bronze, at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_gold_medals_did_Great_Britain_win_at_the_Beijing_Olympics#ixzz18QUWpb5P

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.[2]


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[hide]*1 Hosted Games

[edit] 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.

[edit] Summer Games results

Further information: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Games[1] Competitors[3][2] Gold[3] Silver[4] Bronze[5] Total[6] Rank

[7]

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

[edit] Winter Games results

Further information: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Games[8] Competitors[3][9] Gold[10] Silver[11] Bronze[12] Total[13] Rank

[14]

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
2010 Vancouver 50 1 0 0 1 16
Total 874 9 3 10 22 20

[edit] Medals by sport

Sport[15] Gold

[16]

Silver

[17]

Bronze

[18]

Total[19]
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
Skeleton 1 1 3 5
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
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 216 258 263 737

[edit] Archery

Further information: Archery at the Summer Olympics

Year Archers Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Did not compete
1904
1908 2 2 1 5 1
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 4
1992 0 0 2 2 6
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 1 1 6
2008 6[4] 4[4] 0 0 0 0 -
Total 2 2 5 9 5

[edit] Athletics

Further information: Athletics at the Summer Olympics

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

[edit] Badminton

Further information: Badminton at the Summer OlympicsGreat 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 2
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 5
2004 13 5 0 1 0 1 4
2008 6[7] 5 0 0 0 0 -
Total 65 24 0 1 1 2 6

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

[edit] Boxing

Further information: Boxing at the Summer OlympicsGreat 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 1
1912 No Competition
1920 2 1 3 6 2
1924 2 3 0 5 2
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 2 0 2 6
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 2 1 2 5 1
1960 0 0 3 3 9
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 1 0 0 1 5
1972 0 0 3 3 15
1976 0 0 1 1 10
1980 0 0 1 1 11
1984 0 0 1 1 14
1988 0 0 1 1 15
1992 0 0 1 1 15
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 1 0 0 1 7
2004 0 1 0 1 8
2008 7[8] 7 1 0 2 3 6[8]
Total 14 12 23 49 5

[edit] Cricket

Further information: Cricket at the OlympicsGreat Britain and France were the only two nations to compete in the only Olympic cricket match, in 1900. The British team won, making them the only nation to win an Olympic cricket contest and the only Olympic gold medalists in cricket.

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

[edit] Cycling

Further information: Cycling at the Summer Olympics

Year Cyclists Events Medals Rank
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 2 4 0 1 1 2 4
1900 Did not compete
1904
1908 38 7 5 3 1 9 1
1912 0 2 0 2 3
1920 1 3 1 5 1
1924 0 1 1 2 5
1928 0 3 1 4 5
1932 0 1 1 2 5
1936 0 0 1 1 6
1948 0 3 2 5 4
1952 0 0 1 1 6
1956 0 1 2 3 5
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 0 0 0 -
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 1 1 11
1976 0 0 1 1 12
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 0 0 -
1988 0 0 0 0 -
1992 1 0 0 1 4
1996 0 0 2 2 12
2000 1 1 2 4 6
2004 2 1 1 4 3
2008 25[9] 17[9] 8 4 2 14 1[10]
Total 18 24 21 63 3rd

[edit] Diving

Further information: Diving at the Summer OlympicsGreat 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 3
1920 0 1 0 1 4
1924 0 0 1 1 4
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 3
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 1 6
2008 10[11] 8[11] 0 0 0 0 -
Total 0 2 4 6 16

[edit] Equestrian

Further information: Equestrian at the Summer OlympicsGreat 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 7
1948 0 0 1 1 7
1952 1 0 0 1 3
1956 1 0 2 3 3
1960 0 0 1 1 7
1964 0 0 1 1 8
1968 1 2 1 4 1
1972 2 1 0 3 2
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 2 1 3 4
1988 0 2 1 3 4
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 0 1 0 1 5
2004 1 1 1 3 3
2008 12[12] 6[12] 0 0 2 2 7[13]
Total 6 9 12 27 8

[edit] 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 3
1912 0 1 0 1 5
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 0 1 0 1 6
1928 0 1 0 1 5
1932 0 1 0 1 6
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 0 0 -
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 1 0 0 1 4
1960 0 2 0 2 5
1964 0 0 1 1 7
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 16

[edit] 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 1

[edit] 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 1
1904 Did not compete
1908 11 1 1 0 0 1 1
1912 1 0 0 1 1
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 2

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.[14] 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.

[edit] 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 2
1904 Did not compete
Total 4 1 0 1 1 2 3

[edit] 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 3
1912 23 0 0 1 1 8
1920 27 0 0 0 0 -
1924 27 0 0 0 0 -
1928 0 0 1 1 6
2008 0 0 1 1 13
Total 0 1 3 4 33

[edit] Hockey

Great Britain 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 1
1912 No hockey tournament
1920 1 1 0 0 1 1
1924 No hockey tournament
1928 Did not compete
1932 0 0 0 0 -
1936 Did not compete
1948 1 0 1 0 1 2
1952 1 0 0 1 1 2
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 4
1988 2 1 0 0 1 2
1992 0 0 0 1 4
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 5

[edit] 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 2

[edit] 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 2

[edit] 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 1
1980 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1984 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1988 3 2 0 0 1 1 3
1992 3 2 0 0 0 0 -
1996 1 1 0 0 0 0 -
2000 2 1 1 0 1 2 1
2004 1 1 0 0 1 1 5
2008 4 2 0 1 0 1 4
Total 2 1 3 6 7

[edit] 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 1
1904 No competition
1908 12 1 1 2 0 3 1
1912 No competition
1920 1 0 0 1 1
1924 0 0 1 1 3
1928-1932 No competition
1936 0 1 0 1 2
1948-2008 No competition
Total 3 4 2 9 1

[edit] 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 1

[edit] 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 6
1904 Did not compete
1908 30 4 4 3 1 8 1
1912 24 3 2 2 0 4 1
1920 0 2 0 2 4
1924 2 0 0 2 3
1928 1 2 1 4 2
1932 2 0 0 2 2
1936 1 1 0 2 2
1948 2 1 0 3 1
1952 0 0 0 0 -
1956 0 0 0 0 -
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 1 0 1 7
1968 0 0 0 0 -
1972 0 0 0 0 -
1976 0 2 0 2 7
1980 0 1 2 3 6
1984 1 0 0 1 5
1988 1 0 1 2 5
1992 2 0 0 2 4
1996 1 0 1 2 7
2000 2 1 0 3 3
2004 1 2 1 4 3
2008 2 2 2 6 1
Total 24 20 10 54 3

[edit] 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 2
1904 No competition
1908 15 1 0 1 0 1 2
1912 No competition
1920-1924 Did not compete
1928-2008 No competition
Total 30 1 0 2 0 2 4

[edit] 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 2
1904 No competition
1908 40 4 4 1 1 6 1
1912 Did not compete
1920 2 0 0 2 4
1924 0 1 0 1 3
1928 0 0 0 0 -
1932 0 1 0 1 5
1936 1 0 1 2 2
1948 1 0 0 1 3
1952 0 1 0 1 6
1956 0 1 2 3 5
1960 0 0 0 0 -
1964 0 1 0 1 8
1968 1 0 1 2 2
1972 1 1 0 2 2
1976 1 1 0 2 2
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 0 0 1 1 8
1988 1 0 0 1 5
1992 0 0 1 1 9
1996 0 2 0 2 9
2000 3 2 0 5 1
2004 2 1 2 5 1
2008 4 1 1 6 1
Total 24 14 11 49 1

[edit] 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 1
1912 1 4 4 9 4
1920 0 0 0 0 -
1924 1 2 0 3 3
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 4
1972 0 0 1 1 16
1976 0 0 0 0 -
1980 0 0 0 0 -
1984 1 0 3 4 5
1988 1 1 0 2 4
1992 0 0 0 0 -
1996 0 0 0 0 -
2000 1 1 0 2 6
2004 0 0 0 0 -
2008 5 4 0 0 0 0 -
Total 12 15 16 43 6

[edit] 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 1
1904 Did not compete
1908 28 6 4 2 1 7 1
1912 1 2 3 6 5
1920 0 1 1 2 3
1924 1 2 1 4 2
1928 0 2 2 4 7
1932 0 0 2 2 6
1936 0 0 0 0 -
1948 0 0 1 1 7
1952 0 0 1 1 9
1956 1 0 1 2 4
1960 1 1 1 3 3
1964 0 1 0 1 6
1968 0 1 0 1 9
1972 0 1 0 1 10
1976 1 1 1 3 5
1980 1 3 1 5 4
1984 0 1 4 5 6
1988 1 1 1 3 5
1992 0 0 1 1 16
1996 0 1 1 2 12
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 2 2 18
2008 37 34 2 2 2 6 3
Total 15 22 28 65 7

[edit] 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 2
1900 6 4 4 1 3 8 1
1904 Did not compete
1908 22 6 6 5 4 15 1
1912 2 2 2 6 2
1920 2 3 1 6 1
1924 0 1 2 3 3
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 5
2000 0 0 0 0 -
2004 0 0 0 0 -
2008 2 2 0 0 0 0 -
Total 15 13 12 40 2

[edit] 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 -

[edit] 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 1
1912 8 1 0 1 0 1 2
1920 11 1 1 0 0 1 1
1924-present No Competition
Total 43 3 2 2 1 5 1

[edit] 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 1

[edit] Water polo

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

[edit] Weightlifting

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

[edit] 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 1

[edit] See also

[edit] References

[edit] Notes

  1. ^ a b "Team GB". British Olympic Association. http://www.olympics.org.uk/contentpage.aspx?page=127. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  2. ^ "Full text of the constitution" (PDF). Department of the Taoiseach. http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/attached_files/Pdf%20files/Constitution%20of%20Ireland.pdf. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  3. ^ a b "Team GB Statistics". BOA. http://www.olympics.org.uk/statistics.aspx. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Athletics". BBC Sport. 2008-09-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/athletics/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Cycling". BBC Sport. 2008-09-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/cycling/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Equestrian". BBC Sport. 2008-09-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/equestrian/default.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  14. ^ "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. [dead link]

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