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North Korea at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about North Korea
NOC: North Korea

IOC code:


Olympic debut:


Munich 1972

Winter:  Innsbruck 1964

Olympic participation:


1972-1980, 1992 and onwards

Winter:  1964, 1972, 1984-1992, 1998, 2006-2010, 2018
North korean Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 16 16 23 55
Winter Olympics 0 1 1 2
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Weightlifting 58 5 18
2.   Wrestling 32 5 10
3.   Gymnastics 30 0 3
4.   Boxing 23 3 8
5.   Judo 22 4 8
Complete list of North Korea's medals in Olympic sports
North Korea has also won medals in cooperation with other NOCS. For a list of these medals see List of medals won by cooperating nocs.

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 North Korea at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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