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List of IOC country codes

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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 codes.

Current codes

Code IOC designation Nation First use Notes
AFG Afghanistan Afghanistan 1936
AHO Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 1960
ALB Albania Albania 1972
ALG Algeria Algeria 1964
AND Andorra Andorra 1976
ANG Angola Angola 1980
ANT Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 1960
ASA American Samoa American Samoa 1988
ARG Argentina Argentina 1920
ARM Armenia Armenia 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
ARU Aruba Aruba 1988
AUS Australia Australia 1896 current usage 1896-1904
part of ANZ 1908-1912
current usage resumed 1916
AUT Austria Austria 1896
AZE Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1992 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
BAH Bahamas Bahamas 1952
BAN Bangladesh Bangladesh 1984
BAR Barbados Barbados 1968 part of BWI 1960
BDI Burundi Burundi 1996
BEL Belgium Belgium 1900
BEN Benin Benin 1980 DAH 1972
BER Bermuda Bermuda 1936
BHU Bhutan Bhutan 1984
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 part of YUG 1912-1988
BIZ Belize Belize 1968
BLR Belarus Belarus 1992 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
BOL Bolivia Bolivia 1936
BOT Botswana Botswana 1980
BRA Brazil Brazil 1920
BRN Bahrain Bahrain 1984
BRU Brunei Darussalam Brunei 1988
BUL Bulgaria Bulgaria 1896
BUR Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1972
CAF Central African Republic Central African Republic 1968
CAM Cambodia Cambodia 1956
CAN Canada Canada 1900
CAY Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 1976
CGO Congo Republic of the Congo 1964
CHA Chad Chad 1964
CHI Chile Chile 1896
CHN People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 1932 Republic of China as "China" 1932-1956
"Republic of China" 1960-1972
current usage began 1984
CIV Cte d'Ivoire Cte d'Ivoire 1964
CMR Cameroon Cameroon 1964
COD Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 2000 ZAI 1968-1996
COK Cook Islands Cook Islands 1988
COL Colombia Colombia 1932
COM Comoros Comoros 1996
CPV Cape Verde Cape Verde 1996
CRC Costa Rica Costa Rica 1936
CRO Croatia Croatia 1992 part of YUG 1912-1988
CUB Cuba Cuba 1900
CYP Cyprus Cyprus 1980
CZE Czech Republic Czech Republic 1996 BOH 1900-1912
part of TCH 1920-1992
DEN Denmark Denmark 1896
DJI Djibouti Djibouti 1984
DMA Dominica Dominica 1996
DOM Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1964
ECU Ecuador Ecuador 1924
EGY Egypt Egypt 1912 current usage 1912-1956
RAU 1960-1968
current usage resumed 1972
ERI Eritrea Eritrea 2000
ESA El Salvador El Salvador 1968
ESP Spain Spain 1900
EST Estonia Estonia 1992 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
ETH Ethiopia Ethiopia 1956
FIJ Fiji Fiji 1956
FIN Finland Finland 1908
FRA France France 1896
FSM Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia 2000
GAB Gabon Gabon 1972
GAM Gambia The Gambia 1984
GBR Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom 1896 "Great Britain and Ireland 1896-1924
current usage began 1928
GBS Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 1996
GEO Georgia Georgia 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
GEQ Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 1984
GER Germany Germany 1896 current usage 1896-1936
split to FRG and GDR 1952
combined as EUA 1956-1964
split to FRG and GDR 1968-1988
current usage resumed 1992
GHA Ghana Ghana 1952
GRE Greece Greece 1896
GRN Grenada Grenada 1984
GUA Guatemala Guatemala 1952
GUI Guinea Guinea 1968
GUM Guam Guam 1988
GUY Guyana Guyana 1948
HAI Haiti Haiti 1924
HKG Hong Kong, China Hong Kong 1952 designated "Hong Kong" 1952-1996
current usage began 2000
HON Honduras Honduras 1968
HUN Hungary Hungary 1896
INA Indonesia Indonesia 1956 IHO 1952
IND India India 1900
IRI Islamic Republic of Iran Iran 1948
IRL Ireland Republic of Ireland 1924
IRQ Iraq Iraq 1948
ISL Iceland Iceland 1908
ISR Israel Israel 1952
ISV Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands 1968
ITA Italy Italy 1900
IVB British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 1984 part of BWI 1960
JAM Jamaica Jamaica 1948 current usage 1948-1956
part of BWI 1960
current usage resumed 1964
JOR Jordan Jordan 1968
JPN Japan Japan 1912
KAZ Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
KEN Kenya Kenya 1956
KIR Kiribati Kiribati 2004
KGZ Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
KOR Korea South Korea 1948
KSA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1972
KUW Kuwait Kuwait 1968
LAO Lao People's Democratic Republic Laos 1980
LAT Latvia Latvia 1992 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
LBA Libya Libya 1964
LBR Liberia Liberia 1956
LCA Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 1996
LES Lesotho Lesotho 1972
LIB Lebanon Lebanon 1948
LIE Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1936
LTU Lithuania Lithuania 1992 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
LUX Luxembourg Luxembourg 1908
MAD Madagascar Madagascar 1964
MAR Morocco Morocco 1960
MAS Malaysia Malaysia 1956
MAW Malawi Malawi 1972
MDA Moldova Moldova 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
MDV Maldives Maldives 1988
MEX Mexico Mexico 1924
MGL Mongolia Mongolia 1964
MKD Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 1992 part of YUG 1912-1988
MLI Mali Mali 1964
MLT Malta Malta 1928
MON Monaco Monaco 1920
MOZ Mozambique Mozambique 1980
MRI Mauritius Mauritius 1984
MTN Mauritania Mauritania 1984
MYA Myanmar Myanmar 1996 BIR 1948-1992
NAM Namibia Namibia 1992
NCA Nicaragua Nicaragua 1968
NED Netherlands Netherlands 1900
NEP Nepal Nepal 1964
NGR Nigeria Nigeria 1952
NIG Niger Niger 1968
NOR Norway Norway 1900
NRU Nauru Nauru 1996
NZL New Zealand New Zealand 1920 part of ANZ 1908-1912
OMA Oman Oman 1984
PAK Pakistan Pakistan 1948
PAN Panama Panama 1928
PAR Paraguay Paraguay 1964
PER Peru Peru 1936
PHI Philippines Philippines 1924
PLE Palestine Palestinian territories 1996
PLW Palau Palau 2000
PNG Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1976
POL Poland Poland 1924
POR Portugal Portugal 1912
PRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea North Korea 1972
PUR Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1948
QAT Qatar Qatar 1984
ROM Romania Romania 1924
RSA South Africa South Africa 1904
RUS Russia Russia 1900 Designated "Russian Empire" 1900-1912
replaced by URS 1952-1988
part of EUN 1992
current usage began 1996
RWA Rwanda Rwanda 1984
SAM Samoa Samoa 1984
SCG Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 2004 part of YUG 1912-1988
individuals as IOP 1992
competed as YUG 1996-2000
SEN Senegal Senegal 1964
SEY Seychelles Seychelles 1980
SIN Singapore Singapore 1948
SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 1996
SLE Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1968
SLO Slovenia Slovenia 1992 part of YUG 1912-1988
SMR San Marino San Marino 1960
SOL Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1984
SOM Somalia Somalia 1972
SRI Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1948
STP So Tom and Prncipe So Tom and Prncipe 1996
SUD Sudan Sudan 1960
SUI Switzerland Switzerland 1900
SUR Suriname Suriname 1968
SVK Slovakia Slovakia 1996 part of TCH 1920-1992
SWE Sweden Sweden 1896
SWZ Swaziland Swaziland 1900
SYR Syrian Arab Republic Syria 1948
TAN Tanzania Tanzania 1964
TGA Tonga Tonga 1984
THA Thailand Thailand 1952
TJK Tajikistan Tajikistan 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
TKM Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
TLS Timor-Leste East Timor 2004 IOA 2000
TOG Togo Togo 1972
TPE Chinese Taipei Republic of China (Taiwan) 1984 CHN 1932-1972
TRI Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1948
TUN Tunisia Tunisia 1960
TUR Turkey Turkey 1908
UAE United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1984
UGA Uganda Uganda 1956
UKR Ukraine Ukraine 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
URU Uruguay Uruguay 1924
USA United States of America United States 1896
UZB Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1996 part of RUS 1900-1912
part of URS 1924-1988
part of EUN 1992
VAN Vanuatu Vanuatu 1988
VEN Venezuela Venezuela 1948
VIE Vietnam Vietnam 1952
VIN Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1988
YEM Yemen Yemen 1992
ZAM Zambia Zambia 1968 part of RHO 1928-1960
RHN 1964
ZIM Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1980 part of RHO 1928-1960
RHS 1964

Historical codes

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