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Why was Romania's abbreviation at the London 2012 Summer Olympics ROU instead of ROM?
Is the three-letter abbreviation the choice of each National Olympic Committee or of the Organizers? As far as I know, only in French the first three letters are ROU - Roumanie (in Romanian it's plain and simple ROMânia).
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
IOC olympic country codes are three-letter country codes that are used to refer to a country’s athletes that are participating in the Olympic Games. These codes are assigned by The International Olympic Committee (IOC). ROU is the official code assigned by the IOC.
- Pheemz2Lv 69 years ago
French is an official language of the IOC, along with English. So they probably base ROU on the French.
And DXB is the code for Dubai International Airport, it's got nothing to do with the Olympics as Dubai competes as a part of the UAE.
- mojoliciousLv 69 years ago
There are some weird ones... why is Spain ESP when Germany is GER, for example?
I guessed then it was connected to Romania being much more Francophone than Anglophone, but a Bearded Wise Man From Romania gives what sounds like the best answer...
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- 9 years ago
Maybe some other country has ROM so they gave ROU to Romania.