Paraguay reached the final of the Olympic football tournament at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
They took the silver medal after a 1-0 defeat by Argentina. It remains Paraguay's only medal success to date, though they did reach the quarterfinals of the men's football at the 1992 Games.
Rodolfo DA PONTE had been the first Paraguayan to take part in the Games. He fenced in the men's foil at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.
Tennis players Larissa SCHAERER and Rossana DE LOS RIOS were the first Paraguayan women to participate in the Olympic Games.
They played in the women's doubles at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Paraguay sent a team of seven to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in five sports.
Paraguayos, Republica o muerte (Paraguayans, The Republic or Death)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music Francisco José DEBALI, words Francisco Esteban ACUNA DE FIGUEROA.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
Mr Camilo PEREZ LOPEZ MOREIRA
NOC General Secretary's name
Mr Roberto ESCOBAR
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
11, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic Games Appearances
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