Albania sent a team of four shooters and a weightlifter to the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
The team did not reappear at the Olympic Games until 1992. They have enjoyed most success in weightlifting.
In 1972 Ymer PAMPURI broke the Olympic record for the press at featherweight and finished ninth overall. More recently, Ilirjan SULI finished fifth in the men’s middleweight category at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Romela BEGAJ was sixth in the women's lightweight at Beijing 2008. In Beijing, Albania’s team of 11 was the largest in their history.