Iceland at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Iceland at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Iceland at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
NOCNational Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland (in Icelandic)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors4 in 3 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iceland is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Since the nation's official debut in 1912, Icelandic athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except for four occasions as a result of the worldwide Great Depression (1920 to 1932). Countries marched in the order of traditional Japanese characters using Gojūon script; therefore, Iceland was third in the parade of nations following Greece and Refugee Olympic Team, which has traditionally led the march since 1928.


The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 3 1 4


Iceland received universality slots from IAAF to send one athletes to the Olympics.[2]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Guðni Valur Guðnason Men's discus throw


Iceland received the allocation spot from ISSF to send Asgeir Sigurgeirsson in the men's pistol shooting to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson Men's 10 m air pistol 570 28 Did not advance


Icelandic swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[3][4]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anton Sveinn McKee Men's 200 m breaststroke
Snæfríður Jórunnardóttir Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 200 m freestyle


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "FINA – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Qualification". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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