Palestine at the Olympics

The State of Palestine first established the Palestine Olympic Committee (PLE) in 1969 and was included as a provisional member in the Olympic Council of Asia in 1986. They officially became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1995. The following year, they participated in their first ever Summer Games by sending Majed Abu Maraheel and Ihab Salama to represent them in Athletics.

Since their debut in 1996, they have participated in every Summer Games. In 2004, they sent their first athlete to represent them in Swimming and in 2012 for Judo.

They are yet to participate in the Winter Games or win their first ever Olympic medal.




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