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Russian empire at the olympics

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Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. As the Russian Empire, the nation first competed at the 1900 Games, and returned again in 1908 and 1912. After the Russian revolution in 1917, and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, it would be forty years until Russian athletes again competed at the Olympics, as the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned again as Russia for the 1994 Winter Olympics.

This table does not include the gold medal won in Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

This table includes the gold medal won in Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

The Russian Empire competed in equestrian at the first Games in which the sport was held, in Paris 1900. Two riders competed in all five of the events, winning no medals.

The Russian Empire's 1900 Olympic debut included two fencers in the men's masters sabre event; they placed 5th and 7th.

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