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Poland in Olympic Games: A Historical Review

As soon as Poland regained independence after WWI, Polish sportsmen started competing and winning medals in Olympic games. The first Olympic games with Polish presence were in Paris in 1924. Polish team was quite numerous, 75 people and we received already 2 medals - one silver for team biking/cycling and one bronze for equestrian individual showjumping. First two golden medals were won 4 years later in Amsterdam, 1928 by Halina Konopacka in discus and Kazimierz Wierzynski for dart competition and the poem "Olympic Laurel".

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Polish Olympic Medals at Sydney

Sydney Olympic Games were successful for Polish olympic team although they were disappointing in the beginning and in the end of the games. We received 14 medals 6-5-3, three less than in Atlanta. Our team was located on the 14th position among the nations. Check also the articles about Poles in Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games 2002 and about Polish achievements in Athens.

For the first medal Polish fans have to wait almost five days! Some people were already very annoyed with our medal achievements (zero) at this point.

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