This is a land with 1,000 years of history and a unique fusion of eastern and western cultures. This is a land where the River Danube flows through one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.
This is a land where rejuvenating thermal springs run just below the surface.
This is a land called Hungary!
Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD and is a Schengen state.
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International airport: Budapest Franz Liszt National Airport (BUD)
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Hungary is one of the few countries the athletes of which had already participated at the 1896 Summer Olympic Games. With the exception of war times and the cold war boycott the Hungarian competitors have been present at all summer and winter games since then.
Hungary has acquired 475 medals at the Olympics so far of which 168 were gold, 148 silver and 169 bronze. With this result Hungary is placed 8th at the All-Time Olympic Games medal table, preceding such large countries as China or Australia for example.
The secret to these worldwide successes lies in the Hungarian people’s love for sports, the talent of the athletes and the professional expertise of the trainers and coaches who help them prepare.
The Hungarian state government puts a high priority on the development of institutions and training camps which serve to prepare the first-class athletes to the national and international competitions. Well-equipped Olympic Centres are in operation in Budapest and several other cities nationwide where both the Hungarian and foreign athletes are met by exceptional conditions.
Most popular sports: football (soccer), handball, water polo, kayak-canoe and rowing, swimming.
Most successful sports: fencing, swimming, kayak-canoe and rowing, wrestling, gymnastics, athletics, boxing, pentathlon, water polo, football (soccer).