The 2008 Games in Beijing was the first for Tuvalu. They sent three athletes to compete in athletics and Weightlifting. They won no medals.
America first competed in the Modern Olympics at the 1896 Games in Athens.
Women competed at the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1900 Paris Olympics.
That was the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which a Canadian athlete participated.
Finland was first invited to join the Olympics year 1896, but it didn't join. First time Finland competed at the Olympics in the year 1906.
No. Palestine first competed in 1996.
1924 (the first one)
1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Nigeria first competed in the Olympics at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki.
Qatar has competed in the Olympic games 8 times. The first year they competed in the Olympic Games was 1984, and they have participated in every one since then.
Tom first competed in the Olympics during 2008 when he was 14.
204 National Olympic Committees participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not all of these committees represent a sovereign nation, however. Vatican City and Kosovo were two countries that did not participate, and Brunei (who does have a NOC) also did not participate in the Olympics that year. So in total, 192 countries participated in addition to 12 dependent/autonomous territories. The 2008 Beijing Olympics were the first Olympics that Serbia and Montenegro competed in separately, and were also the first Olympics for the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu.
Spain first competed at the 1900 Summer Games in Paris.
The first time that women were allowed to compete in the Olympics was in 1900, at the Paris games. There were a total of 975 men and 22 women athletes at the Olympics that year. The women competed in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrianism and golf.
Dorothy Hamill competed in the Olympics in 1976.
Japan first sent athletes to the Summer Olympics in 1912 (Stockholm). Two Japanese athletes competed in athletics. Neither won a medal.
There were usually 130 people who competed each year.
Men first played handball at the 1936 Games in Berlin. The event was then removed from the Olympics until the 1972 Games in Munich and has been competed in every Olympics since. Women first played handball at the 1976 Games in Montreal and the event has been competed in every Olympics since.
As far as the ancient Olympics, that information is not known although historians agree that the year was 776 BC. As far as the modern Olympics, that was April 6, 1896. The first event competed was a preliminary heat in the 100 meter dash.
There are 51 Thai athletes participating in this year's olympics.
That was the 1920 Games in Antwerp when Australia and New Zealand first competed as separate nations.
Women first competed in the Olympic Games in 1900. Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic Champion. She won the tennis singles.