Kosovo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Kosovo competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.wikipedia
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2016 Summer Olympics

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Kosovo competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part.

Kosovo

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Kosovo competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Rio de Janeiro

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Kosovo competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Olympic Games

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This was Kosovo's first participation in the Olympics since gaining membership by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2014.

International Olympic Committee

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This was Kosovo's first participation in the Olympics since gaining membership by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2014.

Serbia

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Serbia protested Kosovo's admission to the IOC, as it officially claims that Kosovo is an autonomous province of Serbia.

Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija

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Serbia protested Kosovo's admission to the IOC, as it officially claims that Kosovo is an autonomous province of Serbia.

Olympic Committee of Kosovo

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The Olympic Committee of Kosovo sent a total of eight athletes, three men and five women, to compete in five sports at the nation's maiden Games.

Nora Gjakova

Two Kosovar athletes, on the other hand, qualified directly for the Olympics on merit: judoka Nora Gjakova (women's 57 kg) and Majlinda Kelmendi (women's 52 kg), the lone returning Olympian on the team after representing Albania four years earlier in London. Nora Gjakova and Majlinda Kelmendi, who previously represented Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, were ranked among the top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.

Majlinda Kelmendi

Independent Participants
Two Kosovar athletes, on the other hand, qualified directly for the Olympics on merit: judoka Nora Gjakova (women's 57 kg) and Majlinda Kelmendi (women's 52 kg), the lone returning Olympian on the team after representing Albania four years earlier in London. Nora Gjakova and Majlinda Kelmendi, who previously represented Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, were ranked among the top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.

Albania

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Nora Gjakova and Majlinda Kelmendi, who previously represented Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, were ranked among the top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.

2012 Summer Olympics

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Nora Gjakova and Majlinda Kelmendi, who previously represented Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, were ranked among the top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.

FINA

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Kosovo has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.

2016 Summer Olympics medal table

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Vietnam, Kosovo, Fiji, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Jordan, Tajikistan and Ivory Coast won their first Olympic gold medals (however, Bahrain retroactively won a gold medal for the 2012 Summer Olympics due to medals reallocation).

Membership of Kosovo in international sports federations

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Kosovo participated in first wide multi-sport event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan and participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 in Kosovo

5-21 August - Kosovo competes at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the first time the country had sent competitors to the event since the expulsion of Yugoslavia from the Games in 1992.

Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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On December 9, 2014 the International Olympic Committee recognized the Olympic Committee of Kosovo despite it not being a member or observer state of the United Nations, and therefore Kosovo is a participant at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.