Portugal at the Olympics

Portugal At The Olympics

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The participation of Portugal at the Olympics began on Scandinavian soil, for both the Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic Games. With the creation of the Olympic Committee of Portugal (the Portuguese national Olympic Committee) in 1909, and recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the same year, Portugal was the thirteenth nation to join the Olympic Movement.

Three years later, it made its first appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics, held in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, Portugal has participated in every edition of the Games of the Olympiad, summing up a total of 22 presences, which make it the eighteenth most assiduous nation. As of 2008, Portugal has collected a total of 22 Olympic medals (four gold, seven silver, and eleven bronze medals).

The Olympic Winter Games had its first edition in 1924, but it was only 28 years later that they witnessed Portugal's first participation, at the 1952 Winter Olympics, in Oslo, Norway. Following a gap of 36 years, the nation was again represented at the 1988 Winter Olympics of Calgary, Canada, by a bobsleigh team. Since then, Portugal only missed two editions (1992 and 2002). At the last Winter Games, in Turin,......
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