Olympics API uses standard HTTP response codes to indicate the success or failure of a request. In general, codes in the 2xx range indicate success, codes in the 4xx range indicate an error that failed given the information provided (e.g. a required parameter was omitted, a search request was malformed, etc.) and codes in the 5xx range indicate an error with the Olympics API servers.
A complete list of possible response codes is as follows:
|200||Success||The request completed successfully and content was returned.|
Nothing to see here, please move along.
|204||Success||The request completed successfully against a valid resource but no content was required to be returned.|
|400||Warning||The request attempted was not accepted by the API.|
Please refer to the documentation and check your request.
|404||Warning||The resource or endpoint attempted to be accessed does not exist.|
Please check your request.
|*401||Warning||Unauthorised, you have either not provided an API key or the key provided is not recognised.|
|*403||Warning||Either you have attempted to access a resource you are not entitled to access (e.g. a service to which you do not subscribe) or your API key has breached its Quota.|
|*500||Error||An error has occurred with the API.|
*If you're receiving the API as a live service and you see any of these response codes, contact PA Customer Support at [email protected]
As a test user, our key accounts team are best placed to answer queries on these errors
Updated about 5 years ago