Jordan at the Olympics

This Arab nation is officially referred to as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. They established their national Olympic committee as early as 1957 but was not officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee until 1963. It will even take them longer to participate in their very first Olympic Games. Jordan made its debut in 1980 by sending 4 athletes (shooting) to Moscow, USSR.

From that point on, Jordan has participated in every Summer Games held but they are yet to win their first official Olympic medal. In 1988, there were two Jordanian taekwondo jins, Ihsan Abu Sheikha and Samer Kamal who did perform quite well and would have earned the bronze medal in Seoul, South Korea but taekwondo at the time was considered as a demonstration sport and not an official Olympic event. It would only be considered as one in the 2000 Sydney Games.

With that being said, Jordan is also yet to participate in a single Winter Olympics.


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