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Iran at the Olympics

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Iran first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 and 1984.

Iran has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on several occasions since 1956.

Some sources consider Freydoun Malkom, a fencer who competed in the épée event in the 1900 Summer Olympics, of Persian nationality, and therefore, Iran's first Olympic competitor.

Iranian athletes have won a total of 48 medals, all in wrestling, weightlifting, and taekwondo.

The National Olympic Committee for Iran is the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and was founded in 1947.

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