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Compiled by Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd
Olympic Games & Sport Historian

This page lists 206
National Olympic Committees by the five
Continental Associations

1 The Americas (PASO/ODEPA)
2 Europe (COE/EOC)
3 Asia (OCA)
4 Africa (ACNOA/ANOCA)
5 Oceana (ONOC)

Below you will find five regional charts -
each listing the countries within a continental association
Each chart has three columns.

First column

A numerical list (Abrams' #) of each country within that continental association.

Second column

In CAPITAL letters, the 3-letter abbreviation that the IOC has created for all NOC's.

These abbreviations are generally from English however some are from French such as Switzerland / SUI from the French word "Suisse" or the language of that country such as SPAIN / ESP from the Spanish "Espagne").

Third column

The name of the country in English followed by the former name if there has been a name change.

Sources of information:
1. IOC website and their publications in our library.

2. IOC list of NOC's in Protocol order

3. CIA Factbook hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency.

National Olympic Committees by Continental Association

The Americas

Pan-American Sports Organization
Organización Deportiva Panamericana

(41 countries)
variously referred to as:
North, Central & South America;
the Americas;
Western hemisphere

Abrams' number IOC abreviation NOC Country
1.ANT Antigua and Barbuda
2.ARG Argentina
3.ARU Aruba
4.BAH Bahamas
5.BAR Barbados
6.BIZ Belize
7.BER Bermuda
8.BOL Bolivia
9.BRA Brazil
10.IVB British Virgin Islands
11.CAN Canada
12.CAY Cayman Islands
13.CHI Chile
14.COL Colombia
15.CRC Costa Rica
16.CUB Cuba
17.DMA Dominica
18.DOM Dominican Republic
19.ECU Ecuador
20.ESA El Salvador
21.GRN Grenada
22.GUA Guatemala
23.GUY Guyana
24.HAI Haiti
25.HON Honduras
26.JAM Jamaica
27.MEX Mexico
AHO Netherlands Antilles (Ceased to exist)
28.NCA Nicaragua
29.PAN Panama
30.PAR Paraguay
31.PER Peru
32.PUR Puerto Rico
33.SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis
34.LCA Saint Lucia
35.VIN Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
36.SUR Suriname
37.TRI Trinidad and Tobago
38.USA United States of America
39.URU Uruguay
40.VEN Venezuela
41.ISV Virgin Islands


Les Comités Olympiques Européens
European Olympic Committees

(50 countries)

Abrams' number IOC abreviation NOC Country
1.ALB Albania
2.AND Andorra
3.ARM Armenia
4.AUT Austria
5.AZE Azerbaijan
6.BLR Belarus
7.BEL Belgium
8.BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina
9.BUL Bulgaria
10.CRO Croatia
11.CYP Cyprus
12.CZE Czech Republic
13.DEN Denmark
14.EST Estonia
15.FIN Finland
16.MKD Macedonia
17.FRA France
18.GEO Georgia
19.GER Germany
20.GBR Great Britain
21.GRE Greece
22.HUN Hungary
23.ISL Iceland
24.IRL Ireland
25.ISR Israel
26.ITA Italy
27.KOS Kosovo
28.LAT Latvia
29.LIE Liechtenstein
30.LTU Lithuania
31.LUX Luxembourg
32.MLT Malta
33.MON Monaco
34.NED Montenegro
35.NED Netherlands
36.NOR Norway
37.POL Poland
38.POR Portugal
39.MDA Republic of Moldova
40.ROM Romania
41.RUS Russian Federation
42.SMR San Marino
43.SCG Serbia
44.SVK Slovakia
45.SLO Slovenia
46.ESP Spain
47.SWE Sweden
48.SUI Switzerland
49.TUR Turkey
50.UKR Ukraine


Olympic Council of Asia
(44 countries)

Abrams' number IOC abreviation NOC Country
1.AFG Afghanistan
2.BRN Bahrain
3.BAN Bangladesh
4.BHU Bhutan
5.BRU Brunei Darussalam
6.MYA Burma (also known as Myanmar)
7.CAM Cambodia
8.TPE Chinese Taipei
9.PRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea
10.HKG Hong-Kong
11.IND India
12.INA Indonesia
13.IRQ Iraq
14.IRI Islamic Republic of Iran
15.JPN Japan
16.JOR Jordan
17.KAZ Kazakhstan
18.KOR Korea
19.KUW Kuwait
20.KGZ Kyrgyzstan
21.LAO Lao People's Democratic Republic
22.LIB Lebanon
23.MAS Malaysia
24.MDV Maldives
25.MGL Mongolia
26.NEP Nepal
27.OMA Oman
28.PAK Pakistan
29.PLE Palestine
30.CHN People's Republic of China
31.PHI Philippines
32.QAT Qatar
33.KSA Saudi Arabia
34.SIN Singapore
35.SRI Sri Lanka
36.SYR Syrian Arab Republic
37.TJK Tajikistan
38.THA Thailand
39.TLS Timor-Leste
40.TKM Turkmenistan
41.UAE United Arab Emirates
42.UZB Uzbekistan
43.VIE Vietnam
44.YEM Yemen


Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d'Afrique
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa

(54 countries)

Abrams' number IOC abreviation NOC Country
1.ALG Algeria
2.ANG Angola
3.BEN Benin
4.BOT Botswana
5.BUR Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
6.BDI Burundi
7.CMR Cameroon
8.CPV Cape Verde
9.CAF Central African Republic
10.CHA Chad
11.COM Comoros
12.CGO Congo
13.CIV Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
14.COD Democratic Republic of the Congo
15.DJI Djibouti
16.EGY Egypt
17.GEQ Equatorial Guinea
18.ERI Eritrea
19.ETH Ethiopia
20.GAB Gabon
21.GAM Gambia
22.GHA Ghana
23.GUI Guinea
24.GBS Guinea-Bissau
25.KEN Kenya
26.LES Lesotho
27.LBR Liberia
28.LBA Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
29.MAD Madagascar
30.MAW Malawi
31.MLI Mali
32.MTN Mauritania
33.MRI Mauritius
34.MAR Morocco
35.MOZ Mozambique
36.NAM Namibia
37.NIG Niger
38.NGR Nigeria
39.RWA Rwanda
40.STP Sao Tome and Principe
41.SEN Senegal
42.SEY Seychelles
43.SLE Sierra Leone
44.SOM Somalia
45.RSA South Africa
46. South Sudan
47.SUD Sudan
48.SWZ Swaziland
49.TOG Togo
50.TUN Tunisia
51.UGA Uganda
52.TAN United Republic of Tanzania
53.ZAM Zambia
54.ZIM Zimbabwe


Oceania National Olympic Committees
(17 nations)

Abrams' number IOC abreviation NOC Country
1.ASA American Samoa
3.COKCook Islands
4.FSM Federated States of Micronesia
5.FIJ Fiji
6.GUM Guam
7.KIR Kiribati
8.MHL Marshall Islands (added in 2006)
9.NRU Nauru
10.NZL New Zealand
11.PLW Palau
12.PNG Papua New Guinea
13.SAM Samoa (until 1996 Western Samoa)
14.SOL Solomon Islands
15.TGA Tonga
16.TUV Tuvalu
17.VAN Vanuatu

See the other NOC pages hosted by the IISOH Library & Museum....

Page 1 - NOC Directory - Introduction and How to Use the Directory.
Page 2 - NOC Directory - Alphabetical List in English, with abreviations.
Page 3 - NOC Directory - NOC's by Continental Association. (You are here now).
Page 4 - NOC Directory - NOC Addresses and contact information.

Harvey Abrams, President
IISOH Library & Museum
PO Box 732
State College, PA., USA 16804


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