Each country has a three-letter abbreviation or code that is used during the Olympic Games to represent that country. The following is a list of the 202 National Olympic Committees that are recognized by the IOC. An asterisk (*) indicates a territory.

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
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
Madagascar – MAD
Malawi – MAW
Malaysia – MAS
Maldives – MDV
Mali – MLI
Malta – MLT
Mauritania – MTN
Mauritius – MRI
Mexico – MEX
Federated States of Micronesia – FSM
Moldova – MDA
Monaco – MON
Mongolia – MGL
Morocco – MAR
Mozambique – MOZ
Myanmar (Burma) – MYA
Namibia – NAM
Nauru – NRU
Nepal – NEP
Netherlands – NED
Netherlands Antilles* – AHO
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 – ROM
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 and Montenegro – SCG
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
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

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Mastering others is strength,
mastering yourself is true power.
….Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching