Here is a link to the map for participating countries, I looks like everyone is competing, however there are some countries that only have one athlete competing. China and the US have the most competing athletes.
It is because only flags of participating countries are allowed to be flown at the olympics. Scotland does not enter the olympics, Great Britain does, so only the Union Flag is allowed to be flown.
Only 80 countries participated at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, 66 nations (including USA) boycotted in protest of the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet troops.It was the lowest total of countries attended since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, which had only 72 countries participating.
To be honest, i was wondering this for my geography homework, anyone able to answer it?
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/winter-olympics-2006countries.html 80 Two parts to this answer: 1) There are no 2006 Olympics. There are only Winter Olympics this year. 2) 80 or 81 countries, depending on whether you separate the two Koreas or not.
Niger, Africa has one athlete. I dont know what other countries have one athlete. GO NIGER!
The first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Fourteen countries sent representatives to compete in this male only Olympics in Athens.
At this stage it would be not certain as to which countries will compete. That will only become clear when the 2012 Olympics come closer. A lot can happen in the next 4 years that could determine who will attend them.Answer #2204 countries are participating in 2012 summer Olympics.
Bulgaria is participating in the 2012 London Olympics.
I think the earliest that China was in the olympic games was in 1956. go search wikipedia for it and scroll down to the list of participating countries. Australia was involved in the very first of the modern Olympic games in 1896 (although this is a debatable point). They have participated in every Olympics since, one of only a couple of countries to do so.
The modern Olympic Games is a competition between countries rather than individual people. Whilst most of the actual events are between individuals, there are a few, such as rowing events, which comprise teams rather than individuals. But people can only enter the Olympics if chosen by a participating country.