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Armed Forces: Olympic Games

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces competed in each Olympic Games for which records are available. (220298)

The following tables show the number of personnel from each service who competed in the summer and winter Olympic games for which records are available:

Summer

Royal Navy

Army

Royal Air Force

1948

1

19

8

1952

1

12

2

1956

0

8

11

1960

0

6

3

1964

0

5

0

1968

2

7

1

1972

2

3

2

1976

2

3

0

1980

1

1

1

1984

2

3

3

1988

1

7

2

1992

0

2

0

1996

0

3

0

2000

1

1

1

2004

0

2

0

Winter

Royal Navy

Army

Royal Air Force

1964

1

7

1

1968

1

7

3

1972

1

8

2

1976

1

6

0

1980

1

15

0

1984

1

15

2

1988

0

12

3

1992

1

11

0

1994

0

9

0

1998

1

4

1

2002

1

7

3

2006

3

3

2

1 No record.