A total of 344 athletes were sent to compete.
Italy were competitors in the 2012 Olympics.
There are 113 athletes representing Italy.
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Italy first competed in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
The 12 largest countries at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: # China - 639 athletes # The United States - 596 athletes # Russia - 467 athletes # Germany - 463 athletes # Australia - 433 athletes # Japan - 351 athletes # Italy - 344 athletes # Canada - 332 athletes # France - 323 athletes # Great Britain - 312 athletes # Spain - 286 athletes # Brazil - 277 athletes
Italy has competed in all Summer Olympics except 1904 and in all Winter Olympics. That would make 25 Summer Games (including 2008) and 20 Winter Games.
South Korea sent 245 athletes who competed in 22 different sports. The team won 13 gold medals (ranked fifth) and 28 medals in total (ranked ninth- tied with Italy).
The last Olympic games held were the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.