Jordan at the Olympics
Jordan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1980, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games, however at the 1992 Albertville Olympics 43-year-old Mohamed Hadid competed for Jordan in the demonstration sport of speed skiing.
Jordan won its first ever medal at the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, when Ahmad Abughaush won gold in the Men's 68 kg tournament in Taekwondo.
The National Olympic Committee for Jordan was created in 1957 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1963.
The Jordan Olympic Committee is now headed by HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein.
Medals by Summer Games
Medals by sport
List of medalists
- Category:Olympic competitors for Jordan
- ↑ Janofsky, Michael (December 20, 1991). "Olympics; Construction Was Slow, So . . .". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
While it would have been ideal to ski for the United States, his adoptive country, he knew that making its Olympic team would be virtually impossible. Instead, taking advantage of his dual citizenship, he petitioned the Jordan Olympic Committee, and Jordanian officials approved.