Israel made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1952 and has competed ever since, with the exception of the 1980 Olympics where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation sends a medium size delegation with at least 30 athletes competing at each Olympics since 2000. The athletes compete in various sports with the most common ones being, athletics, fencing, gymnastics, judo, sailing, shooting and swimming.

Israel won its first medal at the 1992 Olympics and has won a total of nine medals across three sports; five in judo, three in sailing and one in canoeing. The most successful athlete is sailor Gal Fridman where he won bronze at the 1996 Olympics in the men’s Mistral class and in 2004 he won the nation’s only gold medal in the same event. In 2016 Israel won two medals.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Marathon Maru Teferi


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Ofek Elimeleh
Women’s RS:X Maya Morris
Women’s 470 Gil Cohen
Noa Lasry