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Bulgaria first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924, although sources say that the Swiss-Bulgarian athlete Charles Champaud, who competed in 1896, competed for Bulgaria. The nation has attended every Winter Olympic Games since 1936.

Bulgaria has won over 200 medals, of which over 100 in wrestling and weightlifting.

The Bulgarian Olympic Committee was created in 1923 and recognized in 1924.

Medal Table[]

Medals by Summer Games[]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athens 1896 1 0 0 0 0
Paris 1900 Did not participate
St. Louis 1904
London 1908
Stockholm 1912
Antwerp 1920
Paris 1924 24 0 0 0 0
Amsterdam 1928 5 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles 1932 Did not participate
Berlin 1936 25 0 0 0 0
London 1948 Did not participate
Helsinki 1952 63 0 0 1 1 40
Melbourne 1956 43 1 3 1 5 19
Rome 1960 98 1 3 3 7 15
Tokyo 1964 63 3 5 2 10 11
Mexico City 1968 112 2 4 3 9 18
Munich 1972 130 6 10 5 21 9
Montreal 1976 158 6 9 7 22 7
Moscow 1980 270 8 16 17 41 3
Los Angeles 1984 Did not participate
Seoul 1988 171 10 12 13 35 7
Barcelona 1992 138 3 7 6 16 18
Atlanta 1996 110 3 7 5 15 22
Sydney 2000 91 5 6 2 13 16
Athens 2004 95 2 1 9 12 33
Beijing 2008 72 1 1 3 5 42
London 2012 63 0 2 1 3 63
Rio de Janeiro 2016 51 0 1 2 3 65
Tokyo 2020 42 3 1 2 6 30
Total 54 88 82 224

Medals by Winter Games[]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 7 0 0 0 0
St. Moritz 1948 4 0 0 0 0
Oslo 1952 10 0 0 0 0
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 7 0 0 0 0
Squaw Valley 1960 7 0 0 0 0
Innsbruck 1964 7 0 0 0 0
Grenoble 1968 6 0 0 0 0
Sapporo 1972 4 0 0 0 0
Innsbruck 1976 29 0 0 0 0
Lake Placid 1980 8 0 0 1 1 17
Sarajevo 1984 16 0 0 0 0
Calgary 1988 26 0 0 0 0
Albertville 1992 30 0 0 0 0
Lillehammer 1994 17 0 0 0 0
Nagano 1998 19 1 0 0 1 15
Salt Lake City 2002 23 0 1 2 3 20
Turin 2006 21 0 1 0 1 21
Vancouver 2010 19 0 0 0 0
Sochi 2014 18 0 0 0 0
Pyeongchang 2018 21 0 0 0 0
Total 1 2 3 6

Medals by Sport[]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 16 32 23 71
Weightlifting 12 17 8 37
Athletics 5 8 6 19
Boxing 5 5 9 19
Shooting 4 7 6 17
Canoeing 4 5 8 17
Gymnastics 3 4 8 15
Rowing 3 4 7 14
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Biathlon 1 0 1 2
Karate 1 0 0 1
Short Track 0 2 1 3
Judo 0 1 2 3
Basketball 0 1 1 2
Football 0 1 1 2
Volleyball 0 1 1 2
Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Skiing 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1
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