Reading about the olympics I found that sometimes it was allowed "mixed teams". Now for countries with deep bonds this might make sense, but mixed teams from countries like Great Britain and France? Or Cuba-United States?

when is this possible?

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    A source would be great I guess, you're not talking about Eng/Sco/N-Irl into team GB mix are you?
    – Don_Biglia
    Aug 19 '16 at 13:44
  • The Olympic Games are a competition among countries and when was it allowed in the past? I have never heard of it.
    – user10632
    Aug 19 '16 at 14:05
  • Are you talking about the Olympics in 1900 and asking if this will be possible in the future?
    – user10632
    Aug 19 '16 at 14:12
  • No, I'm talking about when it is or was allowed
    – Pablo
    Aug 19 '16 at 14:17

The Olympic Charter clearly states in II. Participation in the Olympic Games as follows:

  1. Nationality of competitors

Any competitor in the Olympic Games must be a national of the country of the NOC (National Olympic Committee) which is entering such competitor.


  1. Invitations and entries

The invitations to take part in the Olympic Games shall be sent out by the IOC to all NOCs one year before the opening ceremony.

Therefore, other nationals will not be able to compete together with nationals of a country unless they receive citizenship in the country.

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