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Alphabetical List of NOC's in English

Compiled by Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd
Olympic Games and Sport Historian

This page lists all the National Olympic Committees (NOC's) that are recognized
by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as of January 19, 2016.
There are 206 NOC's.

The list below is in alphabetical order in English, based upon the common name,
(not the formal name) of the COUNTRY in English. For example: CHINA is listed
under "C" even though the formal name is People's Republic of China which would
place it under the letter "P."

I have listed BURMA by its original name rather than MYANMAR which is not recognized by
the United States government.

The information on this page is given in the following manner:

NOC number (aka Abrams #), NAME OF COUNTRY in English
followed by the 3 letter IOC abbreviation which is frequently from the French, not English.

For more information about NOC's please visit the website of
the International Olympic Committee.

1 Afghanistan AFG
2 Albania ALB
3 Algeria ALG
4 American Samoa ASA
5 Andorra AND
6 Angola ANG
7 Antigua & Barbuda ANT
8 Argentina ARG
9 Armenia ARM
10 Aruba ARU
11 Australia AUS
12 Austria AUT
13 Azerbaijan AZE
14 Bahamas BAH
15 Bahrain BRN
16 Bangladesh BGD
17 Barbados BRB
18 Belarus BLR
19 Belgium BEL
20 Belize BIZ
21 Benin BEN
22 Bermuda BER
23 Bhutan BHU
24 Bolivia BOL
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Formerly part of Yugoslavia)
26 Botswana BOT
27 Brazil BRA
28 British Virgin Islands IVB
29 Brunei Darussalam BRU
30 Bulgaria BUL
31 Burkina Faso (Formerly Upper Volta) BUR
32 Burma (also known as Myanmar) MYA
33 Burundi BDI
34 Cambodia CAM
35 Cameroon CMR
36 Canada CAN
37 Cape Verde CPV
38 Cayman Islands CAY
39 Central African Republic CAF
40 Chad CHA
41 Chile CHI
42 China (People's Republic of...)
(also known as Red China)
43 China (Chinese Taipei / Taiwan)
(also known as Nationalist China)
44 Colombia COL
45 Comoros COM
46 Congo CGO
47 Congo (Democratic Republic of the....)
(formerly known as Zaire)
48 Cook Islands COK
49 Costa Rica CRC
50 Croatia
(formerly part of Yugoslavia)
51 Cuba CUB
52 Cyprus CYP
53 Czech Republic
(formerly part of Czechoslovakia)
54 Denmark Den
55 Djibouti DJI
56 Dominica DMA
57 Dominican Republic DOM
58 Ecuador ECU
59 Egypt EGY
60 El Salvador ESA
61 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
62 Eritrea ERI
63 Estonia EST
64 Ethiopia ETH
65 Federated States of Micronesia FSA
66 Fiji FIJ
67 Finland FIN
68 France FRA
69 Gabon GAB
70 Gambia GAM
71 Georgia GEO
72 Germany GER
73 Ghana GHA
74 Great Britain GBR
75 Greece GRE
76 Grenada GRN
77 Guam GUM
78 Guatemala GUA
79 Guinea GUI
80 Guinea-Bissau GBS
81 Guyana GUY
82 Haiti HAI
83 Honduras HON
84 Hong Kong HKG
85 Hungary HUN
86 Iceland ISL
87 India IND
88 Indonesia INA
89 Iran (Islamic Republic of...) IRI
90 Iraq IRQ
91 Ireland IRL
92 Israel ISR
93 Italy ITA
94 Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) CIV
95 Jamaica JAM
96 Japan JPN
97 Jordan JOR
98 Kazakhstan KAZ
99 Kenya KEN
100 Kiribati KIR
101 Korea (Democratic People's Republic of...)
(also known as North Korea)
102 Korea (Republic of...)
(also known as South Korea)
103 Kosovo KOS
104 Kuwait KUW
105 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
106 Laos People's Democratic Republic LAO
107 Latvia LAT
108 Lebanon LIB
109 Lesotho LES
110 Liberia LBR
111 Libya (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) LBA
112 Liechtenstein LIE
113 Lithuania LTU
114 Luxembourg LUX
115 **Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of...)
(formerly part of Yugoslavia)
116 Madagascar MAD
117 Malawi MAW
118 Malaysia MAS
119 Maldives MDV
120 Mali MLI
121 Malta MLT
122 Marshall Islands MHL
123 Mauritania MTN
124 Mauritius MRI
125 Mexico MEX
126 Moldova (Republic of... ) MDA
127 Monaco MON
128 Mongolia MGL
129 Montenegro
(formerly part of Yugoslavia)
130 Morocco MAR
131 Mozambique MOZ
132 Namibia NAM
133 Nauru NRU
134 Nepal NEP
135 Netherlands (Kingdom of the...) NED
136 New Zealand NZL
137 Nicaragua NCA
138 Niger NIG
139 Nigeria NGR
140 Norway NOR
141 Oman OMA
142 Pakistan PAK
143 Palau PLW
144 Palestine PLE
145 Panama PAN
146 Papua New Guinea PNG
147 Paraguay PAR
148 Peru PER
149 Philippines PHI
150 Poland POL
151 Portugal POR
152 Puerto Rico PUR
153 Qatar QAT
154 Romania ROU
155 Russia (Russian Federation) RUS
156 Rwanda RWA
157 St. Kitts and Nevis SKN
158 St. Lucia LCA
159 St. Vincent & the Grenadines VIN
160 Samoa SAM
161 San Marino SMR
162 Sao Tome and Principe STP
163 Saudia Arabia KSA
164 Senegal SEN
165 Serbia
(formerly part of Yugoslavia)
SRB (formerly SCG)
166 Seychelles SEY
167 Sierra Leone SLE
168 Singapore SIN
169 Slovakia SVK
170 Slovenia SLO
171 Solomon Islands SOL
172 Somalia SOM
173 South Africa RSA
174 South Sudan ESP
175 Spain SSD
176 Sri Lanka SRI
177 Sudan SUD
178 Suriname SUR
179 Swaziland SWZ
180 Sweden SWE
181 Switzerland SUI
182 Syria (Syrian Arab Republic) SYR
183 Tajikistan TJK
184 Tanzania (United Republic of...) TAN
185 Thailand THA
186 Timor-Leste TLS
187 Togo TOG
188 Tonga TGA
189 Trinidad & Tobago TRI
190 Tunisia TUN
191 Turkey TUR
192 Turkmenistan TKM
193 Tuvalu TUV
194 Uganda UGA
195 Ukraine UKR
196 United Arab Emirates UAE
197 United States of America USA
198 Uruguay URU
199 Uzbekistan UZB
200 Vanuatu VAN
201 Venezuela VEN
202 Vietnam VIE
203 Virgin Islands
(United States Virgin Islands)
204 Yemen YEM
205 Zambia ZAM
206 Zimbabwe ZIM

*Netherlands Antilles (AHO)
The National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles represented five islands in the Caribbean but the population voted to disband the nation into seperate parts. ARUBA became a separate entity while the other islands assumed a different legal status as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Athletes were permitted to represent either ARUBA or The NETHERLANDS in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
** Macedonia. There is a current conflict over the name of this country when it became independent following the breakup of Yugoslavia. Greece objects to the name "Macedonia" because of ancient Greek history and the fact that a region of Greece is also called "Macedonia."

If you use the information on a web site for your research --
then you should to "cite" the information as follows:

Last name, First Name. Title of page.
Date or latest update of page. Full URL address.
Date you viewed the page.
So, you cite this page as follows:

Abrams, Harvey. National Olympic Committee Directory, Page 2.
January 20, 2016.
Date that you viewed this page.

Web pages change frequently -- and sometimes they disappear.
I always put the original date that I created the page PLUS
the date of the most recent updates near the bottom of each page.
You cite this page (and all your sources) so a reader can return
in order to check the accuracy of your work.

Our other NOC pages...
Page 1 - NOC Directory - Introduction and How to Use the Directory.
Page 2 - NOC Directory - Alphabetical List in English, with abreviations. (You are here now).
Page 3 - NOC Directory - NOC's by Continental Association.
Page 4 - NOC Directory - NOC Addresses and contact information.

Harvey Abrams, President
IISOH Library & Museum
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State College, PA, USA 16804

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