South Africa at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about South Africa
NOC: South Africa

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Olympic debut:


St. Louis 1904

Winter:  Squaw Valley 1960

Olympic participation:


1904-1960, 1992 and onwards

Winter:  1960, 1994-2010, 2014
South African Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 27 33 29 89
Winter Olympics 0 0 0 0
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Athletics 913 6 28
2.   Swimming 77 6 20
3.   Boxing 64 9 19
4.   Tennis 32 1 6
5.   Cycling 14 3 8
Complete list of South Africa's medals in Olympic sports
The medal count for Summer and Winter Olympics is representing medals won in competitions which in the course of time have finally become part of either the summer olympics or the winter olympics. The division between summer and winter olympic games did not exist until 1924 and in the period before this winter and summer sports were on a few occasions present at the olympics side by side.
These facts about South Africa at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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