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Yugoslavia at the Olympics

Yugoslavia first competed at the Olympic Games in 1920, and had a team at all the summer Olympic Games from then until 1988. Previous to 1920, a small number of athletes from this region had competed for Austria or Hungary, and at the 1912 Olympics two athletes competed as Serbia.

In 1991, Yugoslavia split up and the independent countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Serbia-Montenegro were formed.

At the 1992 Olympics athletes from Yugoslavia participated as Independent Olympic Participants, as their nation was under United Nations sanctions.

A team called 'Federal Republic of Yugoslavia' was represented at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, which was actually a federation of the regions of Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia-Montenegro was later split to Serbia and Montenegro.

By the 2008 Olympics, all six successor nations formed from the breakup of Yugoslavia were competing as independent nations. See each of these country pages for more information.


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