3-Digit Country Codes

Each country that has been represented at the Olympic Games has its own three-letter abbreviation or code. This code is used during the Olympic Games to represent that country. Some countries have had other codes for previous Olympic Games. It was only in 1976 that the IOC started to assign standardized codes for each country. Prior to then, the local Organizing Committees of each Olympic Games choose codes, often in the local language, thereby resulting in a multitude of codes being used.

The list below contains the all the current "countries" that are recognized by the International Olympic Committee as National Olympic Committees, and their current 3-digit code, as well as some of the codes used in the past.

An asterisk (*) indicates a territory rather than an independent country. The link for each country goes to a page with more information about the history of that country's participation at the Olympic Games

Country Code
Afghanistan AFG
Albania ALB
Algeria ALG
American Samoa* ASA
Andorra AND
Angola ANG
Antigua and Barbuda ANT
Argentina ARG
Armenia ARM
Aruba* ARU
Australia AUS
Australasia ANZ
Austria AUT
Azerbaijan AZE
The Bahamas BAH
Bahrain BRN
Bangladesh BAN
Barbados BAR
Belarus BLR
Belgium BEL
Belize BIZ
Bermuda* BER
Benin BEN
Bhutan BHU
Bohemia BOH
Bolivia BOL
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
Botswana BOT
Brazil BRA
British Virgin Islands* IVB
British West Indies BWI
Brunei BRU
Bulgaria BUL
Burkina Faso BUR
Burundi BDI
Cambodia CAM
Cameroon CMR
Canada CAN
Cape Verde CPV
Cayman Islands* CAY
Central African Republic CAF
Chad CHA
Chile CHI
China CHN
Colombia COL
Comoros COM
Congo, Republic of the CGO
Congo, Democratic COD
Republic of the Cook Islands* COK
Costa Rica CRC
Cote d'Ivoire CIV
Croatia CRO
Cuba CUB
Cyprus CYP
Czech Republic CZE
Czechoslovakia TCH
Denmark DEN
Djibouti DJI
Dominica DMA
Dominican Republic DOM
East Germany GDR
East Timor (Timor-Leste) TLS
Ecuador ECU
Egypt EGY
El Salvador ESA
Equatorial Guinea GEQ
Eritrea ERI
Estonia EST
Ethiopia ETH
Fiji FIJ
Finland FIN
France FRA
Gabon GAB
The Gambia GAM
Georgia GEO
Germany GER
Ghana GHA
Greece GRE
Grenada GRN
Guam* GUM
Guatemala GUA
Guinea GUI
Guinea-Bissau GBS
Guyana GUY
Haiti HAI
Honduras HON
Hong Kong* HKG
Hungary HUN
Iceland ISL
Individual Olympic athletes IOA
Independent Olympic Participants IOP
India IND
Indonesia INA
Iran IRI
Iraq IRQ
Ireland IRL
Israel ISR
Italy ITA
Jamaica JAM
Japan JPN
Jordan JOR
Kazakhstan KAZ
Kenya KEN
Kiribati KIR
Korea, North (PDR of Korea) PRK
Korea, South KOR
Kosovo
Kuwait KUW
Kyrgyzstan KGZ
Laos LAO
Latvia LAT
Lebanon LIB
Lesotho LES
Liberia LBR
Libya LBA
Liechtenstein LIE
Lithuania LTU
Luxembourg LUX
Macedonia MKD
Madagascar MAD
Malawi MAW
Malaya MAL
Malaysia MAS
Maldives MDV
Mali MLI
Malta MLT
Marshall Islands MHL
Mauritania MTN
Mauritius MRI
Mexico MEX
Micronesia (Federated States of) FSM
Mixed Team (1896 to 1904) ZZX
Moldova MDA
Monaco MON
Mongolia MGL
Montenegro MNE
Morocco MAR
Mozambique MOZ
Myanmar (Burma) MYA
Namibia NAM
Nauru NRU
Nepal NEP
Netherlands NED
Netherlands Antilles* AHO
New Zealand NZL
Nicaragua NCA
Niger NIG
Nigeria NGR
North Borneo NBO
North Yemen YAR
Norway NOR
Oman OMA
Pakistan PAK
Palau PLW
Palestine* PLE
Panama PAN
Papua New Guinea PNG
Paraguay PAR
Peru PER
Philippines PHI
Poland POL
Portugal POR
Puerto Rico* PUR
Qatar QAT
Refugee Olympic Athletes ROA
Republic of China ROC
Romania ROU
Russian Federation RUS
Russian Empire RU1
Rwanda RWA
Saar SAA
Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
Saint Lucia LCA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN
Samoa SAM
San Marino SMR
Sao Tome and Principe STP
Saudi Arabia KSA
Senegal SEN
Serbia SMR
Serbia and Montenegro SCG
Seychelles SEY
Sierra Leone SLE
Singapore SIN
Slovakia SVK
Slovenia SLO
Solomon Islands SOL
Somalia SOM
South Africa RSA
South Sudan SSD
South Yemen YMD
Soviet Union URS
Spain ESP
Sri Lanka SRI
Sudan SUD
Suriname SUR
Swaziland SWZ
Sweden SWE
Switzerland SUI
Syria SYR
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) TPE
Tajikistan TJK
Tanzania TAN
Thailand THA
Togo TOG
Tonga TGA
Trinidad and Tobago TRI
Tunisia TUN
Turkey TUR
Turkmenistan TKM
Tuvalu TUV
Uganda UGA
Ukraine UKR
Unified Team EUN
Unified Team of Germany EUA
United Arab Emirates UAE
United Arab Republic RAU
United Kingdom (Great Britain) GBR
United States USA
Uruguay URU
Uzbekistan UZB
Vanuatu VAN
Venezuela VEN
Vietnam VIE
Virgin Islands* ISV
West Germany FRG
West Indies Federation (Antilles) ANT
   
Yemen YEM
Yugoslavia YUG
Zambia ZAM
Zimbabwe ZIM

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