10,651 athletes (6,582 men, 4,069 women) from 199 nations competed in the 2000 Games in Sydney.
2,566 (1044 women, 1522 men) athletes competed from 82 nations at the 2010 Olympics.
Yes, there are nations that are not participating in the olympic games. Some are too poor to sponsor any athletes, and some for political reasons won't be participating.
How many number of nations participated olympic games in 1908
There are approximately 10500 athletes competing in the 2008 Olympic games.
The US has 596 athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
there will be approx 10.500 athletes
The ancient Olympic Games originated from Greece; also the first edition of the modern Olympic Games was held in Athens - 1896.
It is not known how many athletes were at the 776 BC Olympic Games. The early Olympic games were held every 4 years in Olympia, Greece.