Hungary made its first Summer Olympic appearance in the inaugural 1896 Olympics and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1920 where it was banned due to its involvement in World War I and 1984 where it participated in the Soviet Union led boycott. The nation sends a large delegation to the games, topping over 150 athletes in most games. The athletes compete in a variety of sports with large numbers in athletics, canoeing, fencing, swimming and representation in one or both water polo tournaments.
Hungary has won around 500 medals and has medaled at least once at every Olympics it has participated in and has often finished in the top 10 of the medal table. Their most successful sports include fencing, canoeing, swimming, wrestling, athletics and gymnastics. Their most successful athletes are fencer Aladar Gerevich and gymnast Agnes Keleti whom both won 10 medals. Gerevich won six straight gold medals in men’s team sabre from 1932 to 1960. He also won individual sabre medals in 1936 (bronze), 1948 (gold) and 1952 (silver) and he won bronze in the team foil event in 1952. In 1952 Keleti won one gold (floor), one silver (team) and two bronze (uneven bars and team portable) medals and in 1956 she won four gold (uneven bars, balance beam, floor and team portable) and two silver (team and individual all-around) medals.
|Event||Qualifying Athletes||Selected Athletes|
|Women’s Laser Radial||Maria Erdi|
|Men’s Finn||Zsombor Berecz|