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2016 Summer Olympics Participating Countries

2016 Summer Olympics Participating Countries
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Summer Olympics Participating Countries

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Following claims that Russia operates a state-sponsored doping program, the nation’s track-and-field athletes were initially banned from the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had ruled out the possibility of overturning the suspension of Russia, and a few Russian athletes had been offered the leverage of competing as neutrals at the 2016 Rio Games. After having found evidence of Russian urine samples “altered” across multiple summer and winter Olympic sports from 2011 to August 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had imposed a ban on all Russian competitors for the Rio Games 2016. Later, the IOC declined to issue a comprehensive ban on Russian athletes. The Committee had deferred decisions on the eligibility of Russian athletes to the international federations (IFs) which are responsible for governing each sport that would be featured in Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As per the latest announcement by IOC president Thomas Bach, the committee has set strict criteria which every Russian athlete must meet/fulfill if he/she intends to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Games In Numbers
  • Countries Participating: 205
  • 205 Countries have qualified at least one athlete.
  • Two Independent Teams: 10 Refugee Olympic Athletes and one Independent Olympic Athletes
  • Athletes Participating: 11,178 Confirmed
  • Events‎: ‎306
  • Sport Disciplines: 42
  • Venues‎: ‎37
  • Host City - Rio da Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony‎: ‎Friday, August 5

  • One of the biggest sporting events, the 2016 Summer Olympics got off to a fabulous start on August 5 in Rio da Janeiro in Brazil. As in the previous events, this year too a large number of countries are participating in the event.
    It has been estimated that more than 11,178 athletes and 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are taking part in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Kosovo and South Sudan are participating for the first time. As of August 5, 2016, 205 National Olympic Committees have already qualified at least one athlete for the games. One Independent Olympian has also qualified. The IOC finalized for a specific team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA), 10 have been chosen to form the team. Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands were the first three countries which qualified athletes for the Games. By winning medals in the team event at the FEI World Equestrian Games held in 2014, these countries qualified four athletes each for the team dressage. Furthermore, this is the first time when the IOC is allowing refugees to compete under the Olympic Flag as Independent Olympians.

    The Summer Olympic Games began on August 5 and would be held till August 21, 2016, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. 206 countries are competing in Summer Olympics 2016. South Sudan and Kosovo are participating in the event for the first time.

    Countries Participating in 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
    Participating CountryNo of AthletesParticipating CountryNo of Athletes
    Afghanistan 3Latvia31
    Albania 5Lebanon 8
    Algeria63Lesotho 8
    American Samoa 4Liberia 2
    Andorra 5Libya 7
    Angola 25Liechtenstein 3
    Antigua and Barbuda 9Lithuania66
    Argentina212Luxembourg 10
    Armenia 32Macedonia 5
    Aruba 7Madagascar 6
    Australia 416Malawi 5
    Austria 66Malaysia 32
    Azerbaijan55Maldives 4
    Bahamas 32Mali 6
    Bahrain 35Malta 7
    Bangladesh 7Marshall Islands 5
    Barbados 11Mauritania 2
    Belarus119Mauritius 12
    Belize 3Moldova 20
    Benin 6Monaco 3
    Bermuda 7Mongolia 42
    Bhutan 2Montenegro 34
    Bolivia 12Morocco 49
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 10Mozambique 6
    Botswana 10Myanmar 7
    Brazil (Host)475Namibia 10
    British Virgin Islands 4Nauru 2
    Brunei 3Nepal 7
    Bulgaria 51Netherlands237
    Burkina Faso 5New Zealand209
    Burundi 9Nicaragua 5
    Cambodia 6Niger 5
    Cameroon 23Nigeria 81
    Canada312North Korea31
    Cape Verde 5Norway59
    Cayman Islands 4Oman 4
    Central African Republic 6Pakistan 7
    Chad 2Palau 5
    Chile 41Palestine 6
    China400Panama 10
    Chinese Taipei 59Papua New Guinea 8
    Colombia 144Paraguay 11
    Comoros 4Peru 29
    Congo 9Philippines 12
    Cook Islands 9Poland243
    Costa Rica 10Portugal 92
    Croatia86Puerto Rico 42
    Cuba118Qatar 38
    Cyprus 15Refugee Olympic Athletes 9
    Czech Republic103Romania98
    DR Congo 4Russia279
    Denmark121Rwanda 8
    Djibouti 7Saint Kitts and Nevis 7
    Dominica 2Saint Lucia 5
    Dominican Republic 27Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4
    Ecuador 37Samoa 8
    Egypt 123San Marino 5
    El Salvador 8São Tomé and Príncipe 3
    Equatorial Guinea 2Saudi Arabia 9
    Eritrea 12Senegal 21
    Estonia 42Serbia105
    Ethiopia38Seychelles 10
    Federated States of Micronesia 6Sierra Leone 4
    Fiji 51Singapore 25
    Finland 55Slovakia 51
    Gabon 6Solomon Islands 3
    The Gambia 4Somalia 2
    Georgia 40South Africa135
    Germany420South Sudan 3
    Ghana 14South Korea203
    Great Britain372Spain302
    Greece 94Sri Lanka 9
    Grenada 6Sudan 6
    Guam 5Suriname 5
    Guatemala 21eSwatini (Swaziland) 2
    Guinea 5Sweden152
    Guinea-Bissau 5Switzerland101
    Guyana 6Syria 7
    Haiti 10Tajikistan 7
    Honduras 26Tanzania 7
    Hong Kong 38Thailand55
    Hungary151Timor-Leste 3
    Iceland 8Togo 5
    Independent Olympic Athletes 8Tonga 7
    India124Trinidad and Tobago 32
    Indonesia 28Tunisia 58
    Iraq 22Turkmenistan 8
    Ireland80Tuvalu 1
    Israel 48Uganda 21
    Ivory Coast 12United Arab Emirates 12
    Jamaica59United States552
    Japan336Uruguay 17
    Jordan 8Uzbekistan 69
    Kazakhstan105Vanuatu 4
    Kenya80Venezuela 86
    Kiribati 3Vietnam 23
    Kosovo 8Virgin Islands 7
    Kuwait 0Yemen 5
    Kyrgyzstan 18Zambia 7
    Laos 6Zimbabwe 35

    2016 Rio Paralympics Participating Countries

    The Games In Numbers
  • Countries Participating: 176
  • 165 Countries have qualified at least one athlete.
  • Athletes Participating: 2882 Confirmed
  • Events‎: ‎528
  • Sports‎: ‎23
  • Venue‎: ‎20
  • Paralympics Dates - 7 September to 18 September
  • 2016 Paralympics Participating Countries

    Participating CountryNo of AthletesParticipating CountryNo of Athletes
    Afghanistan Lesotho 
    Albania Liberia 
    Algeria Libya 
    Angola Lithuania 13
    Argentina 82Macau1
    Armenia Macedonia2
    Aruba Madagascar 
    Australia 177Malawi 
    Austria 26Malaysia 
    Azerbaijan 1Mali 
    Bahrain Malta 
    Belarus 1Mauritius 
    Belgium 29Mexico 66
    Benin Moldova 
    Bermuda Mongolia 1
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 11Montenegro 
    Botswana Morocco 10
    Brazil 278Mozambique 
    Bulgaria Myanmar 
    Burkina Faso Namibia 10
    Burundi Nepal 
    Cambodia Netherlands 114
    Cameroon New Zealand 27
    Canada 162Nicaragua 8
    Cape Verde Niger 
    Central African Republic Nigeria 
    Chile 14North Korea 
    China 308Norway 8
    Colombia 39Oman 
    Comoros Pakistan 
    Costa Rica Palestine 
    Croatia Panama 
    Cuba 7Papua New Guinea 
    Cyprus Peru 
    Czech Republic 1Philippines 5
    Denmark 1Poland 1
    DR Congo Portugal 28
    Dominican Republic Puerto Rico 
    Ecuador 5Qatar 
    Egypt Romania 11
    El Salvador Rwanda 
    Estonia Samoa 
    Ethiopia São Tomé and Príncipe 
    Faroe Islands 1Saudi Arabia 
    Fiji Senegal 
    Finland 8Serbia 2
    France 126Seychelles 
    Gabon Sierra Leone 
    The Gambia Singapore 12
    Georgia Slovakia 1
    Germany 9Slovenia 2
    Ghana South Africa 45
    Great Britain 256South Korea 11
    Greece 54South Sudan 
    Guatemala Spain 127
    Guinea-Bissau Sri Lanka 5
    Haiti Sweden 54
    Honduras Switzerland 21
    Hong Kong 24Syria 
    Hungary 1Chinese Taipei 13
    Iceland Tajikistan 
    India 7Tanzania 
    Indonesia 9Thailand 46
    Individual Paralympic Athletes 2Timor-Leste 
    Iran 95Tonga 
    Iraq Trinidad and Tobago 
    Ireland 44Tunisia 
    Israel 30Turkey 8
    Italy 94Turkmenistan 
    Ivory Coast Uganda 
    Jamaica Ukraine 16
    Japan 1United Arab Emirates 3
    Jordan United States 276
    Kazakhstan Uruguay 1
    Kenya Uzbekistan 1
    Kosovo Venezuela 23
    Kuwait Vietnam 
    Kyrgyzstan 3Virgin Islands 
    Laos Zimbabwe 4

    Also Visit List of Flag-bearers of Rio 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations

    Last Updated On : September 06, 2016