|Pete asked why North Korea is allowed in the Olympics.|
Puerto Rico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Notably, despite being an insular area of the United States, Puerto Rico did not fully participate in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, as three boxers competed in Moscow. Puerto Rico has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006 and 2010.Olympic politics is a tangled skein. Remember the boycott of 1980 over the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan and the response by boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles games. East Germany and West Germany, like North Korea and South Korea, did not have seats at the UN because they were considered parts of one nation. But the UN is not the IOC. Taiwan is competing again this year, for example.
Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of six medals, all in boxing.
The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was created in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year. - Wikipedia.