How many countries are expected to take part in the Olympic Games this year?
There is no limit as to how many countries must compete in the Olympics. For the 2008 Games, there are scheduled to be 205 countries competing. Click on the question link under the 'Related Questions' link to see what countries are scheduled to send athletes to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The number of countries that compete in the Olympic Games is not a controlled. In 2018 there is expected to be 91 nations.