Sweden made its first Summer Olympic appearance at the inaugural 1896 Olympics and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1904. The nation sends a large team with over 100 athletes competing in most Olympic Games. The athletes compete in a variety of sports including athletics, equestrian, shooting and wrestling.

Sweden has won at least one medal in all games it has participated in since 1900 and has appeared in the top 10 of the medal tally in multiple Olympics. In total, the nation has won 494 medals across 23 events, including the defunct sport of tug of war and figure skating when it was held during the Summer Olympics. The most successful sports are wrestling (86), athletics (81), shooting (57) and equestrian (43). The most successful summer athlete is sport shooter Alfred Swahn whom won a total of nine medals across four Olympics (1908, 1912, 1920 and 1924). In 2016 Sweden won 11 medals.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven
Horse: Don Auriello
Juliette Ramel
Horse: Buriel K.H.
Therese Nilshagen
Horse: Dante Weltino OLD
Patrik Kittel
Horse: Well Done de la Roche CMF
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Henrik von Eckermann
Horse: Toveks Mary Lou
Malin Baryard-Johnsson
Horse: H&M Indiana
Fredrik Jonsson
Horse: Cold Play
Peder Fredricson
Horse: H&M Christian K


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Josefin Olsson
Men’s Finn Max Salminen
Men’s 470 Anton Dahlberg
Fredrik Bergstrom