Olympic Games Participating Nations

Olympic Games are a major sports event and at this time when London has become the leading country to host the Olympic Games for third time, is expecting 205 nations to take part in the 2013 London Olympic games whereas 147 nations will participate in the Paralympics games. Among these nations, most of them are recognized as important Olympic games participants by the national Olympic committee.
The olympic games are worldwide sports contest which are held every four years in a different city of the world. Thousands of athletes from all over the world participate against each other in individual and team sports. The modern games have started in 1896, when the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin revitalized the games to bring peace and friendship to the young people all over the world.

Only three countries like Australia, Greece and Great Britain have competed at every modern summer Olympics. There have also Switzerland and France to be included in this list. There are 16 nations was participated in 1896 Olympic Games, the first modern games. In 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 204 nations have participated and making their debut. For the year 2013, approx 240 NOCs are expected to participate in the Olympic Games.

At least one athlete from each country is participating in the summer Olympic Games and winter Olympic Games. For example from Afghanistan since 1936 to 2008, 97 participants took part in the Olympic Games and when it comes to Algeria, since 1964 to 2008 around 288 participants took part in the Olympic Games.

2013 London Olympics Participating Nations

The opening ceremony of olympics 2013 london is going to be held on Friday 27th July, 2013 and the closing ceremony will be held on 12th August, 2013 in London. There will be around 240 NOCs participating in the Olympic Games from which few names that are taking part in the Olympic Games are Paula Radcliffe, kenenisa bekele, Diego forlan, asafa Powell, Ryan lochte, Michael Phelps and Juan agudelo.

The key sporting events that will illustrate the attention of the spectators and media in 2013 edition are swimming, archery, football, table tennis, volleyball, racing, track cycling, cycling BMX, mountain biking, hockey, handball, gymnastics, beach volleyball, sailing, shooting, rowing, judo, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and many more will be held in different venues and stadiums that are modified keeping in mind the olympics.

All the athletes from participating countries are much eager to win the medal for their countries to be proud. There are various nations participating in the London Olympic games 2013 such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Portugal, Russia and many more.
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