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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Olympic Games. Each code usually identifies a National Olympic Committee, but there are several codes that have been used for other instances in past Games, such as teams composed of athletes from multiple nations, or groups of athletes not formally representing any nation.

History[]

The 1956 Winter Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Games to feature Initials of Nations to refer to each NOC in the published official reports. However, the codes used at the next few Games were often based on the host nation's language (e.g., GIA for Japan at the 1956 Winter Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics, both held in Italy, from Italian Giappone) or based on the French name for the nation (e.g., COR for Korea, from Corée). By the 1972 Winter Olympics, most codes were standardized on the current usage, but several have changed in recent years. Additionally, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, unification of Germany, division and unification of Germany, breakup of Yugoslavia, dissolution of Czechoslovakia, and several other instances of geographical renaming have all resulted in code changes.

In addition to this list of over 200 NOCs, the participation of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) at the Paralympic Games requires standardized IOC codes. namely Macau and the Faroe Islands, coded MAC and FRO respectively.

Current NOCs[]

There are 206 current NOCs (National Olympic Committees) within the Olympic Movement. The following tables show the currently used code for each NOC.

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Historic teams and obsolete codes

A[]

Code Nation
AFG Afghanistan Afghanistan
ALB Albania Albania
ALG Algeria Algeria
AND Andorra Andorra
ANG Angola Angola
ANT Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
ARG Argentina Argentina
ARM Armenia Armenia
ARU Aruba Aruba
ASA American Samoa American Samoa
AUS Australia Australia
AUT Austria Austria
AZE Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

B[]

Code Nation
BAH Bahamas Bahamas
BAN Bangladesh Bangladesh
BAR Barbados Barbados
BDI Burundi Burundi
BEL Belgium Belgium
BEN Benin Benin
BER Bermuda Bermuda
BHU Bhutan Bhutan
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
BIZ Belize Belize
BLR Belarus Belarus
BOL Bolivia Bolivia
BOT Botswana Botswana
BRA Brazil Brazil
BRN Bahrain Bahrain
BRU Brunei Brunei
BUL Bulgaria Bulgaria
BUR Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

C[]

Code Nation
CAF Central African Republic Central African Republic
CAM Cambodia Cambodia
CAN Canada Canada
CAY Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
CGO Congo Congo
CHA Chad Chad
CHI Chile Chile
CHN China China
CIV Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
CMR Cameroon Cameroon
COD Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
COK Cook Islands Cook Islands
COL Colombia Colombia
COM Comoros Comoros
CPV Cape Verde Cape Verde
CRC Costa Rica Costa Rica
CRO Croatia Croatia
CUB Cuba Cuba
CYP Cyprus Cyprus
CZE Czech Republic Czech Republic

D[]

Code Nation
DEN Denmark Denmark
DJI Djibouti Djibouti
DMA Dominica Dominica
DOM Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

E[]

Code Nation
ECU Ecuador Ecuador
EGY Egypt Egypt
ERI Eritrea Eritrea
ESA El Salvador El Salvador
EST Estonia Estonia
ETH Ethiopia Ethiopia

F[]

Code Nation
FIJ Fiji Fiji
FIN Finland Finland
FRA France France

G[]

Code Nation
GAB Gabon Gabon
GAM The Gambia The Gambia
GBR Great Britain Great Britain
GBS Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
GEO Georgia Georgia
GEQ Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
GER Germany Germany
GHA Ghana Ghana
GRE Greece Greece
GRN Grenada Grenada
GUA Guatemala Guatemala
GUI Guinea Guinea
GUM Guam Guam
GUY Guyana Guyana

H[]

Code Nation
HAI Haiti Haiti
HKG Hong Kong Hong Kong
HON Honduras Honduras
HUN Hungary Hungary

I[]

Code Nation
INA Indonesia Indonesia
IND India India
IRI Iran Iran
IRL Ireland Ireland
IRQ Iraq Iraq
ISL Iceland Iceland
ISR Israel Israel
ITA Italy Italy
IVB British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
ISV [1] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias ISV|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias ISV]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias ISV at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ISV]]

J[]

Code Nation
JAM Jamaica Jamaica
JOR Jordan Jordan
JPN Japan Japan

K[]

Code Nation
KAZ Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
KEN Kenya Kenya
KGZ Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan


Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
KIR [2] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias KIR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias KIR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias KIR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KIR]]
KOR [3] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias KOR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias KOR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias KOR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KOR]] COR (1956 W, 1960 S, 1968 S, 1972 S)
KOS Kosovo
KSA [4] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias KSA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias KSA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias KSA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KSA]] ARS (1968–1976), SAU (1980–1984)
KUW [5] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias KUW|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias KUW]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias KUW at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KUW]]

L[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
LAO [6] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LAO|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LAO]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LAO at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LAO]]
LAT [7] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LAT|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LAT]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LAT at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LAT]]
LBA [8] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LBA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LBA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LBA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LBA]] LYA (1964), LBY (1968 W)
LBR [9] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LBR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LBR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LBR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LBR]]
LCA [10] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LCA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LCA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LCA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LCA]]
LES [11] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LES|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LES]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LES at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LES]]
LIB [12] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LIB|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LIB]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LIB at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LIB]] LEB (1960 W, 1964 S)
LIE [13] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LIE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LIE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LIE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LIE]] LIC (1956 W, 1964 S, 1968 W)
LTU [14] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LTU|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LTU]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LTU at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LTU]] LIT (1992 W)
LUX [15] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias LUX|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias LUX]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias LUX at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias LUX]]

M[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
MAD [16] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MAD|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MAD]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MAD at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MAD]] MAG (1964)
MAR [17] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MAR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MAR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MAR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MAR]] MRC (1964)
MAS [18] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MAS|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MAS]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MAS at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MAS]] MAL (1964–1988)
MAW [19] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MAW|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MAW]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MAW at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MAW]]
MDA [20] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MDA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MDA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MDA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MDA]] MLD (1994)
MDV [21] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MDV|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MDV]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MDV at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MDV]]
MEX [22] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MEX|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MEX]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MEX at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MEX]]
MGL [23] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MGL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MGL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MGL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MGL]] MON (1968 W)
MHL [24] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MHL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MHL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MHL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MHL]]
MKD [25] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MKD|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MKD]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MKD at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MKD]]
MLI [26] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MLI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MLI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MLI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MLI]]
MLT [27] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MLT|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MLT]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MLT at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MLT]] MAT (1960–1964)
MNE [28] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MNE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MNE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MNE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MNE]]
MON [29] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MON|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MON]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MON at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MON]]
MOZ [30] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MOZ|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MOZ]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MOZ at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MOZ]]
MRI [31] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MRI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MRI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MRI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MRI]]
MTN [32] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MTN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MTN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MTN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MTN]]
MYA [33] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MYA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MYA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MYA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MYA]] BIR (1960, 1968–1988), BUR (1964)

N[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
NAM [34] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NAM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NAM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NAM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NAM]]
NCA [35] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NCA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NCA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NCA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NCA]] NCG (1964), NIC (1968)
NED [36] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NED|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NED]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NED at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NED]] OLA (1956 W), NET (1960 W), PBA (1960 S), NLD (1964 S), HOL (1968–1988)
NEP [37] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NEP|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NEP]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NEP at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NEP]]
NGR [38] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NGR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NGR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NGR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NGR]] NGA (1964)
NIG [39] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NIG|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NIG]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NIG at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NIG]] NGR (1964)
NOR [40] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NOR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NOR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NOR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NOR]]
NRU [41] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NRU|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NRU]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NRU at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NRU]]
NZL [42] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NZL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NZL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NZL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NZL]] NZE (1960, 1968 W)

O[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
OMA [43] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias OMA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias OMA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias OMA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias OMA]]

P[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
PAK [44] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PAK|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PAK]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PAK at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PAK]]
PAN [45] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PAN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PAN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PAN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PAN]]
PAR [46] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PAR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PAR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PAR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PAR]]
PER [47] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PER|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PER]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PER at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PER]]
PHI [48] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PHI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PHI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PHI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PHI]] FIL (1960, 1968)
PLE [49] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PLE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PLE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PLE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PLE]]
PLW [50] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PLW|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PLW]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PLW at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PLW]]
PNG [51] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PNG|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PNG]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PNG at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PNG]] NGY (1976–1980), NGU (1984–1988)
POL [52] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias POL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias POL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias POL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias POL]]
POR [53] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias POR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias POR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias POR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias POR]]
PRK [54] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PRK|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PRK]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PRK at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PRK]] NKO (1964 S, 1968 W), CDN (1968)
PUR [55] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias PUR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias PUR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias PUR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias PUR]] PRI (1960), PRO (1968)

Q[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
QAT [56] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias QAT|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias QAT]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias QAT at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias QAT]]

R[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
ROU [57] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias ROU|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias ROU]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias ROU at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ROU]] ROM (1956–1960, 1972–2006), RUM (1964–1968)
RSA [58] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias RSA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias RSA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias RSA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias RSA]] SAF (1960–1972)
RUS [59] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias RUS|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias RUS]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias RUS at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias RUS]]
RWA [60] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias RWA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias RWA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias RWA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias RWA]]

S[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
SAM [61] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SAM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SAM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SAM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SAM]]
SEN [62] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SEN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SEN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SEN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SEN]] SGL (1964)
SEY [63] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SEY|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SEY]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SEY at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SEY]]
SIN [64] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SIN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SIN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SIN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SIN]]
SKN [65] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SKN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SKN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SKN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SKN]]
SLE [66] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SLE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SLE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SLE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SLE]] SLA (1968)
SLO [67] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SLO|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SLO]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SLO at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SLO]]
SMR [68] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SMR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SMR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SMR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SMR]] SMA (1960–1964)
SOL [69] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SOL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SOL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SOL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SOL]]
SOM [70] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SOM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SOM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SOM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SOM]]
SRB [71] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SRB|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SRB]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SRB at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SRB]]
SRI [72] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SRI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SRI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SRI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SRI]] CEY (1960–1972)
SSD South Sudan
STP [73] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias STP|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias STP]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias STP at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias STP]]
SUD [74] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SUD|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SUD]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SUD at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SUD]]
SUI [75] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SUI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SUI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SUI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SUI]] SVI (1956 W, 1960 S), SWI (1960 W, 1964 S)
SUR [76] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SUR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SUR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SUR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SUR]]
SVK [77] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SVK|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SVK]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SVK at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SVK]]
SWE [78] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SWE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SWE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SWE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SWE]] SVE (1956 W, 1960 S), SUE (1968 S)
SWZ [79] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SWZ|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SWZ]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SWZ at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SWZ]]
SYR [80] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SYR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SYR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SYR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SYR]] RAU (1960), SIR (1968)

T[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
TAN [81] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TAN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TAN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TAN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TAN]]
TGA [82] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TGA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TGA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TGA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TGA]] TON (1984)
THA [83] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias THA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias THA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias THA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias THA]]
TJK [84] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TJK|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TJK]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TJK at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TJK]]
TKM [85] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TKM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TKM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TKM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TKM]]
TLS [86] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TLS|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TLS]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TLS at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TLS]] IOA (Individual Olympic Athletes, 2000)
TOG [87] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TOG|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TOG]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TOG at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TOG]]
TPE [88] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TPE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TPE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TPE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TPE]][1] RCF (1960), TWN (1964–1968), ROC (1972–1976)
TRI [89] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] TRT (1964–1968)
TUN [90] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TUN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TUN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TUN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TUN]]
TUR [91] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TUR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TUR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TUR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TUR]]
TUV [92] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TUV|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias TUV]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias TUV at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TUV]]

U[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
UAE [93] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias UAE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias UAE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias UAE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UAE]]
UGA [94] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias UGA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias UGA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias UGA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UGA]]
UKR [95] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias UKR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias UKR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias UKR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UKR]]
URU [96] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias URU|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias URU]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias URU at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias URU]] URG (1968)
USA [97] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias USA|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias USA]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias USA at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias USA]] SUA (1960 S), EUA (1968 S)
UZB [98] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias UZB|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias UZB]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias UZB at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UZB]]

V[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
VAN [99] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias VAN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias VAN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias VAN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VAN]]
VEN [100] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias VEN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias VEN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias VEN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VEN]]
VIE [101] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias VIE|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias VIE]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias VIE at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VIE]] VET (1964), VNM (1968–1976)
VIN [102] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias VIN|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias VIN]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias VIN at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VIN]]

Y[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
YEM [103] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias YEM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias YEM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias YEM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias YEM]]

Z[]

Code Ref Nation (NOC) Other codes used
ZAM [104] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias ZAM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias ZAM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias ZAM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ZAM]] NRH (1964)
ZIM [105] [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias ZIM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias ZIM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias ZIM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ZIM]] RHO (1960–1972)

Historic NOCs and teams[]

Codes still in use[]

Fourteen historical NOCs or teams have codes that are still used in the IOC results database[2] to refer to past medal winners from these teams.

Code Nation
ANZ Australasia Australasia
BOH Bohemia Bohemia
EUA United Team of Germany United Team of Germany
FRG West Germany West Germany
GDR East Germany East Germany
ROC Republic of China Republic of China
SAA Saarland Saarland
TCH Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Code Nation/Team Other codes used
AHO [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias AHO|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias AHO]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias AHO at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias AHO]]
BWI [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias BWI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias BWI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias BWI at the 1960 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BWI]] ANT (1960, 1968), WID (1964)
EUN Template:Country data IOC Unified Team
RU1 [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias RU1|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias RU1]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias RU1 at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias RU1]]
SCG [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias SCG|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias SCG]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias SCG at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias SCG]] YUG (1996 S-2002 W)
URS [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias URS|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias URS]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias URS at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias URS]] SOV (1968 W)
YUG [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias YUG|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias YUG]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias YUG at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias YUG]] JUG (1956–1960, 1968 W), YUS (1964 S)
ZZX Template:Country data IOC Mixed teams

Obsolete codes[]

Code Nation (NOC) Years Notes
BIR [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias BIR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias BIR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias BIR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias BIR]] 1948–1988 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
CEY [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias CEY|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias CEY]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias CEY at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias CEY]] 1948–1972 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
DAH [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias DAH|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias DAH]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias DAH at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias DAH]] 1964–1976 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
HBR [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias HBR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias HBR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias HBR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias HBR]] 1968–1972 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
KHM [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias KHM|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias KHM]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias KHM at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias KHM]] 1972–1976 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
MAL [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias MAL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias MAL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias MAL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias MAL]] 1956–1960 Competed independently prior to the formation of Malaysia in 1963.
Now Template:FlagIOCteam
NBO [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NBO|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NBO]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NBO at the 1956 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NBO]] 1956
NRH [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias NRH|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias NRH]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias NRH at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias NRH]] 1964 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
RAU Template:Flaglink 1960 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
and Template:FlagIOCteam
RHO [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias RHO|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias RHO]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias RHO at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias RHO]] 1960–1972 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
UAR [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias UAR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias UAR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias UAR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias UAR]] 1964–1968 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
VOL [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias VOL|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias VOL]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias VOL at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias VOL]] 1972–1984 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
YAR [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias YAR|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias YAR]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias YAR at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias YAR]] 1984–1988 Competed independently prior to Yemeni unification in 1990.
Now Template:FlagIOCteam
YMD [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias YMD|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias YMD]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias YMD at the 1988 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias YMD]] 1988
ZAI [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias ZAI|22x20px|border|Template:Country IOC alias ZAI]] [[wikipedia:Template:Country IOC alias ZAI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias ZAI]] 1972–1996 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
 — British Guiana 1948–1964 Now Template:FlagIOCteam
 — Gold Coast 1952 Now Template:FlagIOCteam

Two other significant code changes have occurred, both because of a change in the nation's designation as used by the IOC:

  • HOL was changed to NED for the Netherlands for the 1992 Games, reflecting the change in designation from Holland.
  • IRN was changed to IRI for Iran for the 1992 Games, reflecting the change in designation to Islamic Republic of Iran.

Special codes[]

  • ANZ is now used in the IOC's medal database[2] to identify the team from Australasia, composed of athletes from both Australia and New Zealand for the 1908 and 1912 Games. By 1920, both nations competed separately.
  • EUA is now used in the IOC's medal database[2] to identify the Unified Team of Germany, composed of athletes representing the NOCs of both East Germany and West Germany for the 1956–1964 Games. At the time, the team was simply known as Germany in the official reports for those six Games.
  • EUN was used in 1992 (both Summer and Winter Games) for the Unified Team, composed of athletes from most of the ex-republics of the Soviet Union. Only the Baltic states were able to compete as independent teams in 1992; the other twelve new nations competed independently for the first time in 1994 and/or 1996.
  • IOP was used for Independent Olympic Participants in 1992, a designation used for athletes from Yugoslavia who could not compete as a team due to United Nations sanctions.
  • IOA was used for Individual Olympic Athletes in 2000, a designation used for athletes from Timor-Leste prior to the formation of its NOC. IOA will be used again in the 2012 Games. In 2012 it stands for Independent Olympic Athletes, which includes athletes from the former Netherlands Antilles and a runner from South Sudan. The Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee's membership from the IOC was withdrawn the previous year, and South Sudan has not formed an NOC.
  • IOC was used as the country code for Athletes from Kuwait at the 2010 Asian Games, as the Kuwait Olympic Committee was suspended.
  • ZZX is used to identify medals won by mixed teams of athletes from multiple nations (such as the combination of France and Great Britain, for example), a situation that happened several times in the Games of 1896, 1900, and 1904.

References[]

  1. Official name given to the Republic of China for Olympic competition
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Olympic Medal Winners. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2008-02-08.