Spain first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since 1920. Spain has also participated in every Winter Olympic Games since 1936. Its team is organised by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE, Comité Olímpico Español) created in 1924.
Spain boycotted the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany, and also boycotted the 1956 Games in Melbourne because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary. The equestrian events in 1956 were held five months earlier in Stockholm, and Spain did participate in those events.
Spain hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, the home city of then-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Juan Antonio Samaranch.
A Little History
Spain is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the North African coast. Its Mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Extending to 1,214 km (754 mi), the Portugal–Spain border is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.
Spanish territory includes two archipelagos: the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast. It also includes two major exclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, in continental North Africa; and the islands and peñones (rocks) of Alborán, Alhucemas, Chafarinas and Vélez de la Gomera. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent.. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a middle power and a developed country with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and many other international organisations.
Spanish Olympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Spanish triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Vicente Hernandez Triathlete
Vicente Hernandez was born on April 20, 1991 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. He won the bronze medal at the European Triathlon Championships in 2014, Silver at the U23 European Championship, gold at the Latin American Championship in 2013.
View full results history of Vicente Hernandez Here *The athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Miriam Casillas Garcia Triathlete
Miriam Casillas Garcia was born in 1992 in Badajoz, Spain. 2011 Extremadura ITU Cross Triathlon Champion, 2014 ESP Duathlon National Champion, 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Champion, 3rd place at Alanya ITU Triathlon World Cup in 2015.
View full results history of Miriam Casillas Garcia Here *The athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Fernando Alarza Triathlete
Fernando Alarza was born on March 23, 1991 in Talavera de la Reina, Spain. 2010 Junior World Champion. 2012 National Champion. Fourth place at 2012 World Series. 2013 European Cup Champion. 2013 European Cup Champion.
View full results history of Fernando Alarza Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Carolina Routier Triathlete
Carolina Routier was born on April 23, 1990 in Banyoles, Spain. Spanish U23 Champion, Elite Sprint Champion, and the Spanish Aquathlon Champion (U23 and Elite) of the year 2011, and the 2008 European Junior Champion in lifesaving.
View full results history of Carolina Routier Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Mario Mola Triathlete
Mario Mola was born on February 23, 1990 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Fourth place at South Africa World Championship Series in 2014, 4th place at Spain World Championship in 2013.
View full results history of Mario Mola Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Ainhoa Murua Triathlete
Ainhoa Murua was born on July 18, 1978 in Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, Spain. Three-times Olympic Triathlete, 7th place at 2012 London Olympic Games, two Medals at 2012 European Championship, five-time Olympic distance Spain National Champion.
View full results history of Ainhoa Murua Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.
Spain Triathlon Federation.
The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.