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Japan At The Winter Olympics
Japan
Japan
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in 1912, and has competed at almost every Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1948 Games after World War II, and Japan
Japan
was part of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics
American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics
in Moscow. Japan
Japan
won its first medals in 1920, and its first gold medals in 1928. Japanese athletes have won 439 medals at the Summer Olympic Games (Except Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics), with the most gold medals won in judo
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Japanese Olympics (other)
Japanese Olympics may refer to:Japan at the Olympics 1940 Summer Olympics, awarded to Tokyo, moved to Helsinki first, then cancelled due to World War II 1964 Summer Olympics, held in Tokyo, Japan 1972 Winter Olympics, held in Sapporo, Japan 1998 Winter Olympics, held in Nagano, Japan Tokyo bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics 2020 Summer Olympics, held in Tokyo, JapanDisambiguation page providing links to articles with similar titles This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Japanese Olympics. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inten
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Japan At The 1964 Summer Olympics
Japan
Japan
was the host nation for the 1964 Summer Olympics
1964 Summer Olympics
in Tokyo
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Olympic Games
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Japan
Japan
Japan
(Japanese: 日本, Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] (listen) or Nihon [ɲihoꜜɴ] (listen); formally 日本国, Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, lit. 'State of Japan') is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent
Asian continent
and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
in the north to the East China Sea
East China Sea
and the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
in the south. The kanji that make up Japan's name mean 'sun origin', and it is often called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan
Japan
is the world's 4th largest island country and encompasses about 6,852 islands
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List Of IOC Country Codes
The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) uses three-letter abbreviation country codes[1] to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Olympic Games. Each code usually identifies a National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC), but there are several codes that have been used for other instances in past Games, such as teams composed of athletes from multiple nations, or groups of athletes not formally representing any nation. Several of the IOC codes are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes. Other sporting organisations, such as FIFA, use similar country codes to refer to their respective teams, but with some differences
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World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria & North Korea Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern France Other campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing Americas French West Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Contemporaneous warsSoviet–Japanese border conflicts Franco-Thai War Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellion World War II Alphabetical indices A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0–9Navigation CampaignsCountriesEquipment TimelineOutlineLists PortalCategoryBibliography vte World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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National Olympic Committee
A National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee, NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games. They may nominate cities within their respective areas as candidates for future Olympic Games
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Japanese Olympic Committee
The Japanese Olympic Committee
Japanese Olympic Committee
(JOC, Japanese: 日本オリンピック委員会, Romaji: Nippon Orinpikku Iinkai) is the National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
in Japan
Japan
for the Olympic Games movement, based in Tokyo, Japan. It is a non-profit organisation that selects teams and raises funds to send Japanese competitors to Olympic events organised by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC). The Japanese Olympic Committee
Japanese Olympic Committee
has helped organise every bid for an Olympic Games
Olympic Games
by a Japanese city to date
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Olympics Medal Table
The Olympic medal
Olympic medal
table is a method of sorting the medal placements of countries in the modern-day Olympics and Paralympics. The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) does not officially recognize a ranking of participating countries at the Olympic Games.[1] Nevertheless, the IOC
IOC
does publish medal tallies for information purposes, showing the total number of Olympic medals earned by athletes representing each country's respective National Olympic Committee.[2] The convention used by the IOC
IOC
is to sort by the number of gold medals the athletes from a country have earned. In the event of a tie in the number of gold medals, the number of silver medals is taken into consideration, and then the number of bronze medals
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Japan At The 1920 Summer Olympics
The Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics
1920 Summer Olympics
in Antwerp, Belgium.Contents1 Background 2 Medalists 3 Aquatics3.1 Diving 3.2 Swimming4 Athletics 5 Tennis 6 ReferencesBackground[edit] Following Japan’s poor showing during its Olympic debut at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, Japan planned for increased participation and the discipline of its athletes in the 1916 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin, Germany
Germany
(which was subsequently cancelled by World War I. Japan also expanded its participation in international sporting events, by competing in the Far Eastern Games
Far Eastern Games
held in Manila in 1913, Shanghai
Shanghai
in 1915, Tokyo
Tokyo
in 1917 and Manila
Manila
in 1919
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Japan At The 1988 Summer Olympics
Japan
Japan
competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
in Seoul, Korea
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Japan At The 1924 Summer Olympics
The Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France.Contents1 Background 2 Medalists 3 Aquatics3.1 Swimming4 Athletics 5 Tennis 6 Wrestling6.1 Freestyle wrestling 6.2 Greco-Roman7 References 8 External links 9 NotesBackground[edit] Japan secured its first Olympic medals in the 1920 Summer Olympics
1920 Summer Olympics
in Antwerp, Belgium; however, suffered from severe embarrassment when it found its Olympic team stranded in Belgium
Belgium
without the funds necessary to return home. The weaknesses of the Japan Amateur Athletic Association, which sponsored the team, exposed, the Japanese government agreed to subsidize future Olympic participation
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Japan At The 2016 Summer Olympics
Japan
Japan
competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's official debut in 1912, Japanese athletes had appeared at every Summer Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
in the modern era, except for two editions; they were not invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London because of the nation's role in World War II, and were also part of the United States-led boycott, when Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics. As Tokyo
Tokyo
will be the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Japanese segment was performed during the closing ceremony
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Japan At The 2008 Summer Olympics
Japan
Japan
competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The delegation of athletes and officials were represented by the Japanese Olympic Committee. The list of qualified entries for Japan
Japan
is shown. In some cases, the country qualified for a position in the Olympic Games, and the individual performance in the qualifying event was good enough to guarantee the same person a spot on Japan's team
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Japan At The 2004 Summer Olympics
Japan
Japan
competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. Japanese athletes have competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era since 1912 except for two editions; it was not invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
in London for its instigation of World War II, and was also part of the US-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The Japanese Olympic Committee sent a total of 306 athletes, 139 men and 167 women, to compete in 27 sports
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