Puerto Rico made their Olympic debut at the London 1948 Games. A nine-man team took part in athletics, boxing and shooting.
Their first Olympic medallist was boxer Juan Evangelista VENEGAS, who took bronze in the men's bantamweight.
All Puerto Rico's medals have come in boxing. Orlando MALDONADO was only 17 when he took bronze in the light flyweight division at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
The best result achieved by a Puerto Rican was Luis ORTIZ FLORES' silver in the lightweight division at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Fencer Gloria COLON MUNOZ was their first female Olympian when she competed at the Rome 1960 Games. Puerto Rico sent a team of 31 in eight sports to the Beijing 2008 Games.
Puerto Rico hosted the IOC session in 1989.
Anthem: Year of Induction
Words La Borinqueña D.F. ASTOL, arranged by R. COLLADO. Modern lyrics by M.F JINCOS.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
Dr David BERNIER
NOC General Secretary's name
Mr Carlos BELTRAN
IOC Member's Name
Mr Richard L. CARRION
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
17, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic Games Appearances
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