Puerto Rico made their Olympic debut at the London 1948 Games. A nine-man team took part in athletics, boxing and shooting.
Their first Olympic medallist was boxer Juan Evangelista VENEGAS, who took bronze in the men's bantamweight.
All Puerto Rico's medals have come in boxing. Orlando MALDONADO was only 17 when he took bronze in the light flyweight division at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
The best result achieved by a Puerto Rican was Luis ORTIZ FLORES' silver in the lightweight division at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Fencer Gloria COLON MUNOZ was their first female Olympian when she competed at the Rome 1960 Games. Puerto Rico sent a team of 31 in eight sports to the Beijing 2008 Games.
Puerto Rico hosted the IOC session in 1989.