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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. For historical reasons, many of these are different from the standard ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes.

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Code Nation / IOC designation First use Notes
<span id="A" />AFG Image:Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 1936
ALB Image:Flag of Albania.svg Albania 1972
ALG Image:Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 1964
AND Image:Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 1976
ANG Image:Flag of Angola.svg Angola 1980
ANT Image:Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 1960 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
current usage resumed 1964
ASA Image:Flag of American Samoa.svg American Samoa 1988
ARG Image:Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1920
ARM Image:Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
ARU Image:Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba 1988
AUS Image:Flag of Australia.svg Australia 1896 Single athlete competed as part of GBR (Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom) 1896
current usage 1896-1904
part of ANZ (Image:Australasian Olympic Flag.svg Australasia) 1908-1912
current usage resumed 1920
AUT Image:Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1896
AZE Image:Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 1992 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
<span id="B" />BAH Image:Flag of the Bahamas.svg The Bahamas 1952
BAN Image:Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 1984
BAR Image:Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados 1968 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
BDI Image:Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 1996
BEL Image:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 1900
BEN Image:Flag of Benin.svg Benin 1980 DAH (Dahomey) 1972
BER Image:Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda 1936
BHU Image:Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan 1984
BIH Image:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 part of YUG (Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
BIZ Image:Flag of Belize.svg Belize 1968
BLR Image:Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 1992 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
BOL Image:Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 1936
BOT Image:Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 1980
BRA Image:Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1920
BRN Image:Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain 1984
BRU Image:Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei
1988
BUL Image:Flag of Bulgaria (bordered).svg Bulgaria 1896
BUR Image:Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 1972 competed as VOL (Image:Upper Volta flag large.png Upper Volta) (1972-1984)
<span id="C" />CAF Image:Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 1968
CAM Image:Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 1956
CAN Image:Flag of Canada.svg Canada 1900
CAY Image:Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands 1976 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
CGO Image:Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo 1964
CHA Image:Flag of Chad.svg Chad 1964
CHI Image:Flag of Chile (bordered).svg Chile 1896
CHN Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
IOC designation: People's Republic of China
1932 Republic of China as "Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg China" 1932-1956
current usage began 1979
CIV Image:Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire 1964
CMR Image:Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 1964
COD Image:Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 1968 ZAI (Image:Flag of Zaire.svg Zaire) 1984-1996
COK Image:Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands 1988
COL Image:Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 1932
COM Image:Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 1996
CPV Image:Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 1996
CRC Image:Flag of Costa Rica (state).svg Costa Rica 1936
CRO Image:Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 1992 part of YUG (Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
CUB Image:Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 1900
CYP Image:Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus 1980
CZE Image:Flag of the Czech Republic (bordered).svg Czech Republic 1996 BOH (Image:Flag of Bohemia.svg Bohemia) 1900-1912
part of TCH (Image:Flag of Czechoslovakia (bordered).svg Czechoslovakia) 1920-1992
<span id="D" />DEN Image:Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1896
DJI Image:Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 1984
DMA Image:Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica 1996 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
DOM Image:Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 1964
<span id="E" />ECU Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 1924
EGY Image:Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 1912 current usage 1912-1956
RAU (Image:Flag of United Arab Republic.svg United Arab Republic) 1960-1968
current usage resumed 1972
ERI Image:Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 2000
ESA Image:Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 1968
ESP Image:Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1900
EST Image:Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 1924 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
current usage 1924-1936
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1948-1988
current usage resumed 1992
ETH Image:Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 1956
<span id="F" />FIJ Image:Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 1956
FIN Image:Flag of Finland (bordered).svg Finland 1908
FLK Image:Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Falkland Islands -
FRA Image:Flag of France.svg France 1896
FSM Image:Flag of Micronesia.svg Micronesia 2000
<span id="G" />GAB Image:Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 1972
GAM Image:Flag of The Gambia.svg The Gambia 1984
GBR Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
IOC designation: Great Britain
1896 "Great Britain and Ireland" 1896-1920
current usage began 1924
at Commonwealth Games the teams compete as:
ENG Image:Flag of England.svg England
NIR Image:Flag of Northern Ireland.svg Northern Ireland
SCOImage:Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
WAL Image:Flag of Wales 2.svg Wales
GBS Image:Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 1996
GEO Image:Flag of Georgia (bordered).svg Georgia 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
GEQ Image:Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 1984
GER Image:Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1896 current usage 1896-1936
Image:Flag of the German Empire.svg flag used 1896-1912
Image:Flag of Germany 1933.svg flag used 1936
split into FRG (Image:Flag of Germany.svg West Germany)
and GDR (Image:Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany) 1952, 1968-1988
competed as EUA (Image:Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg United Team of Germany) 1956-1964
current usage resumed 1992
GHA Image:Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 1952
GIB Image:Flag of Gibraltar (bordered).svg Gibraltar -
GRE Image:Flag of Greece.svg Greece 1896 Image:Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg flag used 1896-1976
GRN Image:Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada 1984 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
GUA Image:Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala 1952
GUE Image:Flag of Guernsey.svg Guernsey -
GUI Image:Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 1968
GUM Image:Flag of Guam.svg Guam 1988
GUY Image:Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 1948
<span id="H" />HAI Image:Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti 1924
HKG Image:Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong, China 1952 designated "Image:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong" 1952-1996
current usage began 2000
HON Image:Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras 1968
HUN Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 1896
<span id="I" />INA Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 1952
IND Image:Flag of India.svg India 1900
IOM Image:Flag of the Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man -
IRI Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran
IOC designation: Islamic Republic of Iran
1948
IRL Image:Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 1924 part of "Great Britain and Ireland" 1896-1920
current usage began 1924
IRQ Image:Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq 1948
ISL Image:Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 1908
ISR Image:Flag of Israel (bordered).svg Israel 1952
ISV Image:Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands
1968
ITA Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1948 KIT (Image:Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy) used 1896-1936
IVB Image:Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands 1984 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
<span id="J" />JAM Image:Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 1948 current usage 1948-1956
part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
current usage resumed 1964
JER Image:Flag of Jersey.svg Jersey -
JOR Image:Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 1968
JPN Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan 1912
<span id="K" />KAZ Image:Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
KEN Image:Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 1956
KGZ Image:Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
KIR Image:Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati 2004
KOR Image:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg Republic of Korea
IOC designation: Korea
1948
KSA Image:Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 1972
KUW Image:Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 1968
<span id="" />LLAO Image:Flag of Laos.svg Laos
IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic
1980
LAT Image:Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 1924 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
current usage 1924-1936
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1948-1988
current usage resumed 1992
LBA Image:Flag of Libya.svg Libya
IOC designation: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1964
LBR Image:Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 1956
LCA Image:Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 1996 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
LES Image:Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 1972
LIB Image:Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 1948
LIE Image:Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 1936
LTU Image:Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 1924 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
current usage 1924-1936
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1948-1988
current usage resumed 1992
LUX Image:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 1908
<span id="M" />MAC Image:Flag of Macau.svg Macao, China -
MAD Image:Flag of Madagascar (bordered).svg Madagascar 1964
MAR Image:Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 1960
MAS Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 1956
MAW Image:Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 1972
MDA Image:Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova
IOC designation: Republic of Moldova
1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of ROM (Image:Flag of Romania.svg Romania) 1920-1936
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1952-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
MDV Image:Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives 1988
MEX Image:Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 1924
MGL Image:Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia 1964
MHL Image:Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands 2008
MKD Image:Flag of Macedonia.svg Republic of Macedonia
IOC designation: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1996 part of YUG (Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
individuals as IOP (Independent Olympic Participants) 1992
MLI Image:Flag of Mali.svg Mali 1964
MLT Image:Flag of Malta (bordered).svg Malta 1928
MON Image:Flag of Monaco (bordered).svg Monaco 1920
MOZ Image:Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 1980
MRI Image:Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 1984
MTN Image:Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 1984
MTS Image:Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat - part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
MYA Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar 1992 BIR (Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Burma) 1948-1988
<span id="N" />NAM Image:Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 1992
NCA Image:Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 1968
NED Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1900 HOL (Holland) 1900-1988
NEP Image:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 1964
NFK Image:Flag of Norfolk Island.svg Norfolk Island -
NGR Image:Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 1952
NIG Image:Flag of Niger.svg Niger 1968
NIU Image:Flag of Niue.svg Niue -
NOR Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1900
NRU Image:Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 1996
NZL Image:Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1920 part of ANZ (Image:Australasian Olympic Flag.svg Australasia) 1908-1912
<span id="O" />OMA Image:Flag of Oman (bordered).svg Oman 1984
<span id="P" />PAK Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 1948
PAN Image:Flag of Panama (bordered).svg Panama 1928
PAR Image:Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 1964
PER Image:Flag of Peru.svg Peru 1936
PHI Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 1924
PLE Image:Palestinian flag.svg Palestine 1996
PLW Image:Flag of Palau.svg Palau 2000
PNG Image:Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1976
POL Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Poland 1924
POR Image:Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 1912
PRK Image:Flag of North Korea.svg Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1972
PUR Image:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico 1948
<span id="Q" />QAT Image:Flag of Qatar (bordered).svg Qatar 1984
ROM Image:Flag of Romania.svg Romania 1924
RSA Image:Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1992 Image:South Africa Red Ensign.png flag used 1904-1924
SAF (Image:Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg South Africa) 1904-1960
RUS Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia
IOC designation: Russian Federation
1900 Designated "Russian Empire" 1900-1912
replaced by URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1952-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
current usage began 1996
RWA Image:Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 1984
<span id="S" />SAM Image:Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 1984 "Western Samoa" 1984-1996
SEN Image:Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 1964
SEY Image:Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles 1980
SIN Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore 1948
SKN Image:Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis 1996 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
SLE Image:Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 1968
SLO Image:Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1992 part of YUG (Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
SMR Image:Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 1960
SOL Image:Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands 1984
SOM Image:Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 1972
SRB Image:Flag of Serbia (state) (bordered).svg Serbia 1912 part of YUG (Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
individuals as IOP (Independent Olympic Participants) 1992
part of YUG (Image:Flag of FR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia) 1996-2002
part of SCG (Image:Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Serbia and Montenegro) 2004-2006
usage to be resumed 2008
SRI Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 1948
STP Image:Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe
1996
SUD Image:Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 1960
SUI Image:Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 1900
SUR Image:Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname 1968
SVK Image:Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 1996 part of TCH (Image:Flag of Czechoslovakia (bordered).svg Czechoslovakia) 1920-1992
SWE Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1896
SWZ Image:Flag of Swaziland.svg Swaziland 1900
SYR Image:Flag of Syria.svg Syria 1948
<span id="T" />TAN Image:Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 1964
TCI Image:Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos - part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
TGA Image:Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 1984
THA Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 1952
TJK Image:Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
TKM Image:Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
TLS Image:Flag of East Timor.svg Timor-Leste 2004 IOA 2000
TOG Image:Flag of Togo.svg Togo 1972
TPE Image:Chinese Taipei Olympic Flag (bordered).svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan, Republic of China)
IOC designation: Chinese Taipei
1979 as "Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg China" CHN 1932-1956
as "Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan" TAI 1960-1964
as "Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China" ROC 1968-1972
current usage began 1984
TRI Image:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 1948 current usage 1948-1956
part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
current usage resumed 1964
TUN Image:Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 1960
TUR Image:Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 1908
TUV Image:Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu 2008
<span id="U" />UAE Image:Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 1984
UGA Image:Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 1956
UKR Image:Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
URU Image:Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 1924
USA Image:Flag of the United States.svg United States
1896
UZB Image:Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan 1996 part of RUS (Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia) 1900-1912
part of URS (Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR) 1924-1988
part of EUN (Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement (bordered).svg Unified Team) 1992
<span id="V" />VAN Image:Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 1988
VEN Image:Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela 1948
VIE Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
1952
VIN Image:Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1988 part of BWI (Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation) 1960
<span id="Y" />YEM Image:Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen 1992
<span id="Z" />ZAM Image:Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 1968 part of RHO (Rhodesia) 1928-1960
RHN (Northern Rhodesia) 1964
ZIM Image:Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 1980 part of RHO (Rhodesia) 1928-1960
RHS (Southern Rhodesia) 1964

[edit] Obsolete codes

Code IOC designation Used Notes
from to
AHO Image:Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (bordered).svg Netherlands Antilles 1960 2006 Now (Curaçao)
ANZ Image:Australasian Olympic Flag.svg Australasia 1908 1912 Combined Australia and New Zealand team
BIR Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Burma 1948 1988 Now MYA (Myanmar)
BOH Image:Flag of Bohemia.svg Bohemia 1900 1912 Now CZE (Czech Republic)
BOR North Borneo 1956
BWI Image:Flag of West Indies.svg British West Indies Federation 1960
DAH Image:Flag of Benin.svg Dahomey 1976 Now BEN (Benin)
FRG Image:Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 1980 1988 Despite the unified nation still referred as the Federal Republic of Germany, the code was switched as part of the reunification in 1990.
GDR Image:Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 1968 1988
HBR Image:British Honduras flag.gif British Honduras 1968 1972 Now BIZ (Belize)
HOL Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1900 1988 Changed to NED at 1992 Games
IHO Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 1952 Now INA (Indonesia)
IRN Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran 1976 1988 Now IRI
KHM Image:Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 1976 Now CAM
KIT Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1896 1936 Now ITA (Italy)
LIT Image:Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 1992 Now LTU
MAL Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 1976 1992 Now MAS
NGU Image:Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1980 1984 Now PNG
NGY Image:Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1976 Changed to NGU; now PNG
RAU Image:Flag of United Arab Republic.svg United Arab Republic 1960 1968 Now EGY (Egypt)
RHN Image:Flag of Northern Rhodesia-1939.svg Northern Rhodesia 1964 Now ZAM (Zambia)
RHO Image:Rhodesia Flag.png Rhodesia 1928 1960
RHS Image:Flag of Southern Rhodesia.svg Southern Rhodesia 1964 Now ZIM (Zimbabwe)
ROC Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China 1968 1976 Now TPE (Chinese Taipei)
SAA Image:Flag of Saar.svg Saar 1952
SAF Image:Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Image:Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg) 1904 1960 Returned as RSA (Republic of South Africa) in 1992
SAU Image:Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 1984 Now KSA
SCG Image:Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Serbia and Montenegro 2004 2006 part of YUG (Yugoslavia) 1920-1988
individuals as IOP (Independent Olympic Participants) 1992
competed as YUG (Yugoslavia) 1996-2002
TAI Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan 1960 1964 Now TPE (Chinese Taipei)
TCH Image:Flag of Czechoslovakia (bordered).svg Czechoslovakia 1920 1992
URS Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR 1952 1988
VOL Image:Upper Volta flag large.png Upper Volta 1972 1984 Now BUR (Burkina Faso)
VNM Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 1976 Now VIE
YAR Image:Flag of North Yemen.svg Yemen Arab Republic 1984 1988
YMD Image:Flag of South Yemen.svg People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1988
YUG Image:Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 1920 2002 Now SRB (Serbia)
ZAI Image:Flag of Zaire.svg Zaire 1984 1996 Now COD (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

[edit] Temporary codes

These codes are used by the IOC when necessary to distinguish athletes from nations in transition or when there were United Nations sanctions against the nation.

Code IOC designation Used Notes
from to
EUA United Team of Germany 1956 1964 From 1968 until 1990 in all international competition, East and West Germany were two different teams.
EUN Unified Team 1992 Twelve former Soviet republics fielded a joint team the year after the Soviet Union was dissolved.
IOA Individual Olympic Athlete 2000 Individual athletes from East Timor competed under the Olympic Flag at the 2000 Games, during the United Nations Transitional Administration. This code may be used again in a situation where another sporting embargo necessitates.
IOP Independent Olympic Participant 1992 Individual athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed under the Olympic Flag in the 1992 Summer Games when the country was under a United Nations sporting embargo. This code may be used again in a situation where another sporting embargo necessitates.
ZZX Mixed team 1896 1904 Retrospectively applied to medal-winning teams of mixed nationality, which is now impossible since the advent of National Olympic Committees.

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