Olympic Country Codes

Heike Fischer of Germany practices for the women's diving competition at the National Aquatics Center ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 4, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Each country has its own three-letter abbreviation or code that is used during the Olympic Games to represent that country. The following is a list of the 204 "countries" that are recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) as National Olympic Committees. An asterisk (*) indicates a territory and not an independent country; a listing of the independent countries of the world is available.

Three-Letter Olympic Country Abbreviations

  • 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
  • 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
  • Bolivia - BOL
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - BIH
  • Botswana - BOT
  • Brazil - BRA
  • British Virgin Islands* - IVB
  • 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 Republic of the - COD
  • Cook Islands* - COK
  • Costa Rica - CRC
  • Cote d'Ivoire - CIV
  • Croatia - CRO
  • Cuba - CUB
  • Cyprus - CYP
  • Czech Republic - CZE
  • Denmark - DEN
  • Djibouti - DJI
  • Dominica - DMA
  • Dominican Republic - DOM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kuwait - KUW
  • Kyrgyzstan - KGZ
  • Laos - LAO
  • Latvia - LAT
  • Lebanon - LIB
  • Lesotho - LES
  • Liberia - LBR
  • Libya - LBA
  • Liechtenstein - LIE
  • Lithuania - LTU
  • Luxembourg - LUX
  • Macedonia - MKD (Officially: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Madagascar - MAD
  • Malawi - MAW
  • Malaysia - MAS
  • Maldives - MDV
  • Mali - MLI
  • Malta - MLT
  • Marshall Islands - MHL
  • Mauritania - MTN
  • Mauritius - MRI
  • Mexico - MEX
  • Federated States of Micronesia - FSM
  • Moldova - MDA
  • Monaco - MON
  • Mongolia - MGL
  • Montenegro - MNE
  • Morocco - MAR
  • Mozambique - MOZ
  • Myanmar (Burma) - MYA
  • Namibia - NAM
  • Nauru - NRU
  • Nepal - NEP
  • Netherlands - NED
  • New Zealand - NZL
  • Nicaragua - NCA
  • Niger - NIG
  • Nigeria - NGR
  • 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
  • Romania - ROU
  • Russian Federation - RUS
  • Rwanda - RWA
  • 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 - SRB
  • Seychelles - SEY
  • Sierra Leone - SLE
  • Singapore - SIN
  • Slovakia - SVK
  • Slovenia - SLO
  • Solomon Islands - SOL
  • Somalia - SOM
  • South Africa - RSA
  • 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
  • United Arab Emirates - UAE
  • United Kingdom (Great Britain) - GBR
  • United States - USA
  • Uruguay - URU
  • Uzbekistan - UZB
  • Vanuatu - VAN
  • Venezuela - VEN
  • Vietnam - VIE
  • Virgin Islands* - ISV
  • Yemen - YEM
  • Zambia - ZAM
  • Zimbabwe - ZIM

Notes on the List

The territory formerly known as Netherlands Antilles (AHO) was dissolved in 2010 and subsequently lost its status as an official National Olympic Committee in 2011.

The Olympic Committee of Kosovo (OCK) was established in 2003 but as of this writing, remains unrecognized as a National Olympic Committee due to Serbia's dispute over Kosovo's independence.