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Poland in Summer Olympic Games: Medals Count

Read about medal count in Winter Olympic Games for Poles, read also about 2004 Olympic Games is Athens. The performance measured as the efficiency, amount of medals per one participant, was the worst since 1952. Some newspapers write about it as a failure or even a catastrophe of Polish sport. Poles received only ten medals - 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Four less than during Olympic Games in Sydney (2000) and seven less than in Atlanta games (1996).

Year
Place
Participants
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Medals - Total
Medals per Participant
1924
Paris
75
0
1
1
2
0.027
1928
Amsterdam
69
1
1
3
5
0.072
1932
Los Angeles
20
2
1
4
7
0,350
1936
Berlin
111
0
3
3
6
0.054
1948
London
24
0
0
1
1
0.042
1952
Helsinki
123
1
2
1
4
0.032
1956
Melbourne
64
1
4
4
9
0.140
1960
Rome
185
4
6
11
21
0.113
1964
Tokyo
138
7
6
10
23
0.167
1968
Mexico City
176
5
2
11
18
0.102
1972
Munich
288
7
5
9
21
0.073
1976
Montreal
207
7
6
13
26
0.126
1980
Moscow
306
3
14
15
32
0.104
1988*
Seul
153
2
5
9
16
0.104
1992
Barcelona
205
3
6
10
19
0.093
1996
Atlanta
164
7
5
5
17
0.104
2000
Sydney
193
6
5
3
14
0.072
2004
Athens
202
3
2
5
10
0.049

 

Data from Polish Newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

* Polish team together with the other Eastern Europe Soviet block teams did not participate in Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1984) in a protest against the USA team which did not participate in the earlier Olympics in Moscow (1980) because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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