Telling The Hungarian Rio Olympics Success Story
In Rio, Hungary was ranked 12th on the overall table with eight gold medals in swimming, fencing and kayak-canoeing.
Comparing to its size and population Hungary is one of the most successful countries in the history of the Olympic Games with 502 medals.
A statement issued by the Hungary Embassy in Accra, said Hungarian sport results in the Summer Olympic Games -176 Olympic Gold medals to date, placing 8th among 202 countries underlines the conceptual thinking in sport sector development in Hungary.
In the past 10 years nearly 200 modern sports facilities were successfully renewed.
“One of the major projects these days is developing the brand new aquatics centre in the heart of Budapest.
“The 20,000 spectators capacity swimming complex is going to host the FINA World Championship in 2017,” the statement said.
Hungary is a landlocked Central European country that excels in various types of sports – having showed great success in sports like swimming, water polo, kayak-canoe, fencing, athletics (track and field), table tennis and weightlifting among others.
However football has a special place in the heart of Hungarians.
Hungary has a very rich football history with famous victories and medals. These include three Olympic medals, multiple runners-up in the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Football Championship.