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Soviet Union At The 1988 Summer Olympics
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(USSR) competed, for the last time before its dissolution, at the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
in Seoul
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Flag Of The Soviet Union
The State Flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Госуда́рственный флаг Сою́за Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Gosudárstvenny flag Soyúza Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik); commonly known as the Soviet flag (Russian: Сове́тский флаг, tr. Sovétsky flag) was the official national flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1923 to 1991. The flag's design and symbolism are derived from the Russian Revolution. The flag is also an international symbol of the communist movement as a whole. The nicknames for the flag were The Hammer
Hammer
and Sickle
Sickle
and The Red
Red
Banner. The design is a solid field of red adorned with a unique gold emblem in the upper hoist quarter
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Russia At The Olympics
Russia
Russia
has competed at the modern Olympic Games
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
Soviet Union
in 1922, it would be thirty years until Russian athletes once again competed at the Olympics, as the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in 1991, Russia
Russia
competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned once again as Russia
Russia
at the 1994 Winter Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee
Russian Olympic Committee
was created in 1991 and recognized in 1993
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Armenia At The Olympics
Armenia
Armenia
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer
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Belarus At The Olympics
Athletes from Belarus
Belarus
began their Olympic participation at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland
Finland
as part of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(IOC code: URS).[1] After the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
disbanded in 1991, Belarus, along with four of the other fourteen former Soviet republics, competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics
1992 Winter Olympics
(held in Albertville, France) as the Unified Team. Later in 1992, eleven republics joined Belarus
Belarus
to compete as the Unified Team at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Two years later, Belarus
Belarus
competed for the first time as an independent nation in the 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer, Norway
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Georgia At The Olympics
Georgia first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994 and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games

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Kazakhstan At The Olympics
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then
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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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Moldova At The Olympics
The Republic of Moldova
Moldova
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Previously, Mol
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Ukraine At The Olympics
Ukraine
Ukraine
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
and Winter Olympic Games
Olympic Games
since then. The first athlete who won the gold medal for the yellow-blues was Oksana Baiul. Previously, athletes of modern Ukraine
Ukraine
mostly competed as part of the Russian Empire (1900–1912) and the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1988, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian athletes were part of the Unified Team in 1992. Tatiana Gutsu became the best athlete of the Unified Team in 1992 from the independent Ukraine. Historically, there were few athletes of Ukraine
Ukraine
who also defended colors of Romania, Poland, and others nations
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Lithuania At The Olympics
Lithuania, after declaring restoration of independence in 1918, sent its athletes to the 1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Summer Olympics
in Paris for the first time. At first it was considered to send 33 athletes, but then it was decided to limit the delegation to 13 soccer players and 2 cyclists. The soccer players arrived in Paris only a day before the game was scheduled. Lithuania
Lithuania
debuted at the Olympic games on May 25, 1924 at 2:40pm (Paris time) when the match between Lithuanian and Swiss teams started. Lithuania
Lithuania
lost 9-0 (4-0). The cyclists could not finish the 188 km race because of technical difficulties. In 1928 Summer Olympics
1928 Summer Olympics
Lithuania
Lithuania
had 12 representatives for 4 sports: 2 boxers, 4 cyclists, and 5 athletics and one weightlifter
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Uzbekistan At The Olympics
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1994, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Previously, Uzbek athletes competed as part of the Soviet Union at the Olympics from 1952 to 1988, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
was part of the Unified Team in 1992. Uzbek athletes have won a total of twenty six medals at the Summer Olympic Games, mostly in wrestling and boxing
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Azerbaijan At The Olympics
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1996, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Previously, Azerbaijani athletes competed as part of the Soviet Union at the Olympics from 1952 to 1988, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
was part of the Unified Team in 1992. Azerbaijani athletes have won a total of 43 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in wrestling, shooting, boxing, judo, and weightlifting
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Tajikistan At The Olympics
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
first participated at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as an independent nation in 1996, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
since then. The nation has also competed at the Winter Olympics since 2002. To date, Andrei Drygin is the only person ever to have represented Tajikistan
Tajikistan
at the Winter Olympic Games, being his country's sole competitor in 2002, 2006, and 2010. Previously, Tajik athletes competed as part of the Soviet Union at the Olympics until 1988, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
was part of the Unified Team in 1992
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Turkmenistan At The Olympics
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
has competed in six Summer Olympics, first appearing in 1996. They have never competed in the Winter Olympics and are the only Post-Soviet state not to have competed in them. Turkmen athletes previously competed with the Soviet Union team and, in 1992, as part of the Unified Team
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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