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4 Countries That Have Never Participated In The Olympics Games

Although there are only 195 countries that are officially recognized by the UN, the Olympic games have 206 National Olympic committee. The difference in the number of nations is because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes independent territories as an entry of its own in the Games. While Olympics Games is a dream for every athlete, some nations have never considered having their citizens participate in the Olympics or haven't been approved by the IOC to participate.

1. VATICAN CITY

Vatican city is an independent Catholic Church headquarters. The nation has never applied to show it's interest in having it's athletes compete in the Olympics. 

2. GREENLAND

Greenland is not an IOC member country and therefore it does not get representation in the games. It's athletes are however allowed to join Denmark and participate under them.

3. SOMALILAND

Somaliland isn't recognized as a country by the IOC. It is a self proclaimed country hence it's not allowed to participate as a nation.

4. NORTHERN CYPRUS

Northern Cyprus don't compete at the Olympics because it's a partially recognized country. 

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