Peru at the Olympics

Peru At The Olympics

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Peru at the Olympics

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Peru made its first official appearance at the Olympic Games at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. However, some sources consider Carlos de Candamo, a fencer who competed in the foil and épée events in the 1900 Summer Olympics, of Peruvian nationality, and therefore, Peru's first Olympic competitor. Since 1936, the nation has participated in all but one edition of the Summer Olympic Games (missing only the 1952 Games). Peru's first participation in the Winter Olympic Games occurred during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Peruvian athletes have won a total of four medals, three in shooting and one in women's volleyball.

The National Olympic Committee for Peru was created in 1924 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1936.


Association Football

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1936 Summer Olympics

Peru was invited to join the Olympics for its first time in 1936, when they were to be held at Berlin. Among the line of players featured in this first parcipation of the Blanquirroja were Alejandro Villanueva, Teodoro Fernández, Juan Valdivieso, and Adelfo Magallanes.<ref name="La Republica, Controversia"> The Peruvian players, after arriving to Germany by transport of an Italian ship, were awestruck by the modern stadiums and the German idolatry of Adolf Hitler. The first match against Finland was played...
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