Russia at the Olympics


Russia at the Olympics

Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. As the Russian Empire, the nation first competed at the 1900 Games, and returned again in 1908 and 1912. After the Russian revolution in 1917, and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, it would be forty years until Russian athletes once again competed at the Olympics, as part of the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned once again as "Russia" at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and Russia will host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russian athletes have won a total of 251 medals (243 since 1994) at the Summer Olympic Games and another 76 at the Winter Olympic Games. Over the most recent seven Games (since 1994), Russia's 319 total medals, including 118 gold medals, are second only to the United States (with 385 and 151, respectively).

The Russian Olympic Committee was created in 1989 and recognized in 1993.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Medals by winter sport

Flag Bearers

* 1994 Winter Olympics - Sergey Chepikov
* 1996 Summer Olympics - Alexander Karelin
* 1998 Winter Olympics - Alexey Prokurorov
* 2000 Summer Olympics - Andrey Lavrov
* 2002 Winter Olympics - Alexey Prokurorov
* 2004 Summer Olympics - Alexander Popov
* 2006 Winter Olympics - Dmitry Dorofeev
* 2008 Summer Olympics - Andrei Kirilenko

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