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Romania at the Olympics

Romania at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ROU
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
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Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.

Romanian athletes have won a total of 302 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport.[1] Romania has won the second highest total number of medals (after Hungary) of nations that have never hosted the Games.


  • Medal tables by Games 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by Winter Games 1.2
    • Medals by summer sport 1.3
    • Medals by winter sport 1.4
  • Multiple medallists 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medal tables by Games

Multiple medallists

No. Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
41 Nadia Comăneci Gymnastics 1976–1980 F 5 3 1 9
47 Elisabeta Lipă Rowing 1984–2000 F 5 2 1 8
62 Georgeta Damian Rowing 2000–2008 F 5 0 1 6
82 Ivan Patzaichin Canoeing 1968–1984 M 4 3 0 7
106 Doina Ignat Rowing 1992–2008 F 4 1 1 6
116 Ecaterina Szabo Gymnastics 1984 F 4 1 0 5
144 Viorica Susanu Rowing 2000–2008 F 4 0 1 5
217 Daniela Silivaş Gymnastics 1988 F 3 2 1 6
243 Simona Amânar Gymnastics 1996–2000 F 3 1 3 7
254 Constanţa Burcică Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
254 Elena Georgescu Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
254 Cătălina Ponor Gymnastics 2004–2012 F 3 1 1 5
367 Liliana Gafencu Rowing 1996–2004 F 3 0 0 3

See also


  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
  • "Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
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  2. ^ a b Includes bronze medal in 2000 women's high jump , Oana Pantelimon shares bronze medal with Kajsa Bergqvist and The IOC medal database is incorrect.
  3. ^ Romania Olympic GamesTradition
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