List of Abbreviations

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At ALLCOMPETITIONS we use the same three-letter abbreviation country codes as the International Olympic Committee (IOC). After the admission as full members of Kosovo in December 2014 and South Sudan in August 2015, there are currently 206 NOCs (National Olympic Committees), which are shown with its associated flag. Extinct and variation codes are withouth the flag, listed in small letters and further explained if necessary. You can use the search engine for a shortcut.

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
AFG Afghanistan Afghanestan  
aho - Netherlands Antilles - (not to be confused with Suriname) the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved on 10.Oct.2010, becoming part of The Kingdom of the Netherlands (NED)
ALB Albania Shqiperia  
ALG Algeria Al Jaza'ir  
AND Andorra Andorra  
ANG Angola Angola  
ANT Antigua & Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda  
ARG Argentina Argentina  
ARM Armenia Hayastán since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
ARU Aruba Aruba  
ASA American Samoa American Samoa (AMS)
AUS Australia Australia  
AUT Austria Österreich  
AZE Azerbaijan Azarbaycan since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
BAH Bahamas, the The Bahamas  
BAN Bangladesh Bangladesh  
BAR Barbados Barbados  
BDI Burundi Burundi  
BEL Belgium Belgique / België  
BEN Benin Bénin former Dahomey
BER Bermuda Bermuda  
BHU Bhutan Druk Yul  
BIH Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosna i Hercegovina since 1991, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG)
bir - Burma - current Myanmar (MYA)
BIZ Belize Belize  
BLR Belarus Bielarus since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
bls - see BLR -  
BOL Bolivia Bolivia  
bos - see BIH -  
BOT Botswana Botswana  
BRA Brazil Brasil  
BRN Bahrain Al-Bahrayn  
BRU Brunei Brunei  
BUL Bulgaria Bulgariya  
BUR Burkina Faso Burkina Faso former Alto Volta

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
CAF Central African Republic République Centrafricaine  
CAM Cambodia Kampuchea  
CAN Canada Canada  
CAY Cayman Islands Cayman Islands  
CGO Republic of the Congo République du Congo Congo-Brazzaville
CHA Chad Tchad  
CHI Chile Chile (CHL)
chl - see CHI -  
CHN People's Republic of China Zhong Guo  
CIV Côte d´Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Côte d'Ivoire (IVC)
CMR Cameroon Cameroon / Cameroun (French) (CAM)
COD Democratic Republic of the Congo République Démocratique du Congo Congo-Kinshasa, former Zaire
COK Cook Islands Cook Islands  
COL Colombia Colombia  
COM Comoros Comores / Komori  
CPV Cape Verde Cabo Verde  
CRC Costa Rica Costa Rica  
CRO Croatia Hrvatska since 1991, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG)
CUB Cuba Cuba  
CYP Cyprus Kypros / Kibris  
CZE Czech Republic Ceská Republika since 01.Jan.1993; previously part of Czechoslovakia (TCH)

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
DEN Denmark Danmark  
DJI Djibouti Djibouti / Jibuti  
DMA Dominica Dominica (DMN)
DOM Dominican Republic República Dominicana  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
ECU Ecuador Ecuador  
EGY Egypt Misr  
Eng - England - part of GBR
ERI Eritrea Iritriya / Ertra  
ESA El Salvador El Salvador  
ESP Spain España (SPA)
EST Estonia Eesti since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
ETH Ethiopia YeItyop'iya  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
FIJ Fiji Fiji  
FIN Finland Suomi  
FRA France France  
frg - Federal Republic of Germany - (1948-1990) now part of Germany (GER)
FSM Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
GAB Gabon Gabon  
GAM Gambia, the The Gambia  
GBR United Kingdom United Kingdom The "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" is a unitary state consisting of four countries: England (Eng), Scotland (Sco), Wales (Wal), and Northern Ireland (NI)
GBS Guinea-Bissau Guiné-Bissau  
gdr - German Democratic Republic - (1948-1990) now part of Germany (GER)
GEO Georgia Sak'art'velo since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
GEQ Equatorial Guinea Guinea Ecuatorial  
GER Germany (previous to 1948 and from 1991) Deutschland barred from the Olympics in 1924 and 1948 following World Wars I and II. Divided into East Germany (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) after WW II, both countries competed under one flag from 1952-64, then as separate teams from 1968-88. Both countries were reunified into Germany on 03.Oct.1990
GHA Ghana Ghana  
GRE Greece Hellas  
GRN Grenada Grenada  
GUA Guatemala Guatemala  
GUI Guinea Guinée  
GUM Guam Guam / Guahan  
GUY Guyana Guyana  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
HAI Haiti Haïti / Ayiti  
HKG Hong Kong Hong Kong / Heung Gong  
hol - see NED - HOL was common until 1991; the official NED is used since
HON Honduras Honduras  
HUN Hungary Magyarország  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
INA Indonesia Indonesia  
IND India India / Bharat  
IRI Iran Iran / Persia IRN code was used until 1992, then changed to IRI ; thus designating the Islamic Republic of Iran
IRL Ireland Ireland / Éire (IRE)
IRQ Iraq Al-Iraq  
ISL Iceland Island (ICE)
ISR Israel Yisra'el / Isra'il  
ISV US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands (UVI)
ITA Italy Italia  
IVB British Virgin Islands British Virgin Island  
ivc - see CIV -  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
JAM Jamaica Jamaica  
JOR Jordan Al-Urdun  
JPN Japan Nihon / Nippon (JAP)

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
KAZ Kazakhstan Qazaqstan since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
KEN Kenya Kenya  
KGZ Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
KIR Kiribati Kiribati  
KOR South Korea Taehan-min'guk  
KOS Kosovo Kosova / Kocobo Last member so far to be granted full recognition, on 9.Dec.2014
KSA Saudi Arabia Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah (SAU)
KUW Kuwait Al-Kuwayt  
kzk - see KAZ -  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
LAO Laos Lao  
LAT Latvia Latvija since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
LBA Libya Libya  
LBR Liberia Liberia  
LCA Saint Lucia Saint Lucia  
LES Lesotho Lesotho  
LIB Lebanon Lubnan  
LIE Liechtenstein Liechtenstein  
lit - see LTU -  
LTU Lithuania Lietuva since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
LUX Luxembourg Lëtzebuerg / Luxembourg  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
MAD Madagascar Madagascar  
MAR Morocco Al Maghrib (MOR)
MAS Malaysia Malaysia (MAL)
MAW Malawi Malawi  
MDA Moldova Moldova since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
MDV Maldives Dhivehi Raajje  
MEX Mexico Mexico  
MGL Mongolia Mongol Uls  
MHL Marshall Islands Marshall Islands  
MKD Macedonia Makedonija since 1991, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG). As a result of a dispute with Greece over its name, it is sometimes referred to as Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM)
MLI Mali Mali  
MLT Malta Malta  
MNE Montenegro Crna Gora since 2006, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG) and Serbia & Montenegro (SCG)
mol - see MDA - (also MLD)
MON Monaco Monaco  
MOZ Mozambique Moçambique  
MRI

Mauritius Mauritius (MAU)

MTN Mauritania Muritaniyah  
MYA Myanmar Myanma former Burma

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
NAM Namibia Namibia  
NCA Nicaragua Nicaragua (NIC)
NED Netherlands, the Nederland Although sometimes used to refer to the whole country, Holland is actually a region of the Netherlands, which is the official and most accurate name
NEP Nepal Nepala  
NGR Nigeria Nigeria (NIG)
NI - Northern Ireland (Ulster) - part of GBR
NIG Niger Niger  
NOR Norway Norge  
nrd - Northern Rhodesia - (1924-1964); current Zambia (ZAM)
NRU Nauru Nauru / Naoero  
NZL New Zealand New Zealand / Aotearoa  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
OMA Oman Uman  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
PAK Pakistan Pakistan  
PAN Panama Panamá  
PAR Paraguay Paraguay  
PER Peru Perú  
PHI Philippines Pilipinas  
PLE Palestine Filastin  
PLW Palau Belau  
PNG Papua New Guinea Papua Niugini  
POL Poland Polska  
POR Portugal Portugal  
PRK North Korea Choson (NKO)
PUR Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
QAT Qatar Qatar  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
rom - see ROU - ROM code was used until 2006
ROU Romania Romania  
RSA South Africa South Africa / eNingizimu Afrika South Africa (SAF) was banned from 1964-91 for using the apartheid policy in the selection of its teams. It returned in 1992 as the Republic of South Africa (RSA)
RUS Russia Rossiya / Rossia since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
RWA Rwanda Rwanda  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
SAM Samoa Samoa  
sau - see KSA -  
scg - Serbia and Montenegro - Kept YUG code from 1991 to 2003; then SCG until 2006, when split into Serbia (SRB) and Montenegro (MNE)
Sco - Scotland - part of GBR
SEN Senegal Sénégal  
SEY Seychelles Seychelles / Sesel  
SIN Singapore Singapore / Xinjiapo  
SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis  
skr - see KOR -  
SLE Sierra Leone Sierra Leone  
SLO Slovenia Slovenija since 1991, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG)
SMR San Marino Republic San Marino (RSM)
SOL Solomon Islands Solomon Islands  
SOM Somalia Soomaaliya  
SRB Serbia Srbija since 2006, previously part of Yugoslavia (YUG) and Serbia & Montenegro (SCG)
srd - Southern Rhodesia - (1924-1964); then (1964-1980) Rhodesia; current Zimbabwe (ZIM)
SRI Sri Lanka Sri Lanka  
SSD South Sudan South Sudan since 2015, previously part of Sudan (SUD)
STP São Tome and Principe São Tomé e Príncipe  
SUD Sudan As-Sudan  
SUI Switzerland Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera (SWZ)
SUR Suriname Suriname former Dutch Guiana
SVK Slovakia Slovensko since 01.Jan.1993; previously part of Czechoslovakia (TCH)
SWE Sweden Sverige  
SWZ Swaziland Swaziland  
SYR Syria Suriyah  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
TAN Tanzania Tanzania  
tch - Czechoslovakia - (1918-1992) then split into Czech Republic (CZE) and Slovakia (SVK)
TGA Tonga Tonga  
THA Thailand Muang Thai  
TJK Tadjikistan Tojikistan since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
TKM Turkmenistan Turkmenistan since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
TLS Timor-Leste Timor-Leste  
TOG Togo Togo  
TPE Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) T'ai-wan (Zhonghua Minguo) (TAI)
TRI Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad and Tobago  
TUN Tunisia Tunis  
TUR Turkey Turkiye  
TUV Tuvalu Tuvalu  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
UAE United Arab Emirates Al-Imarat al-Arabiyah al-Muttahidah  
UGA Uganda Uganda  
UKR Ukraine Ukrayina since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)
unt - Unified Team - URS for the 1992 games
urs - Soviet Union (USSR) - (1922-1991) dissolved into Armenia (ARM), Azerbaijan (AZE), Belarus (BLR), Estonia (EST), Georgia (GEO), Kazakhstan (KAZ), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ), Latvia (LAT), Lithuania (LTU), Moldova (MDA), Russia (RUS), Tajikistan (TJK), Turkmenistan (TKM), Ukraine (UKR), and Uzbekistan (UZB)
URU Uruguay Uruguay  
USA United States United States  
UZB Uzbekistan Uzbekiston since 1992, previously part of the Soviet Union (URS)

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
VAN Vanuatu Vanuatu  
VEN Venezuela Venezuela  
VIE Vietnam Viet Nam  
VIN St. Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
Wal - Wales - part of GBR
WI - West Indies - cricket team representing ANT, BAR, DMA, GRN, GUY, JAM, SKN, LCA, VIN, TRI and 5 dependencies

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
YEM Yemen Al-Yaman  
yug - Former Yugoslavia - (1918-1991) now split into Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH), Croatia (CRO), Macedonia (MKD), Montenegro (MNE), Serbia (SRB), and Slovenia (SLO)
yug - Serbia and Montenegro - (1991-2003) then used SCG code. In 2006 split into Serbia (SRB) and Montenegro (MNE)

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NOC Flag English Name Native Name Notes
zai - Zaire - (1963-1997) now Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)
ZAM Zambia Zambia former Northern Rhodesia
ZIM Zimbabwe Zimbabwe former Southern Rhodesia

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