Belgium

Overview

NOCBelgisch Olympisch en Interfederaal Comité
Flagbearers84

Participants

Olympic Games 2083
Intercalated Games 16
Youth Olympic Games 107

Description

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belgium was formed on 18 February 1906 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the same year. The NOC merged with the National Committee for Physical Education and Social Hygiene to form the National Committee for Physical Education and Belgian Olympic Committee on 16 July 1925. The name was changed to the Belgian Olympic Committee Union of National Physical Education and Sports Associations on 4 May 1953 and again to the simpler title Belgian Olympic and Interconfederal Committee on 16 December 1978. Belgium has competed at every Olympic Games, with the exception of 1896 and 1904. Belgium began competing at the Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and also competed in figure skating and ice hockey in 1920, but the country missed the 1960 and 1968 Olympic Winter Games. Through 2012, Belgium has won 156 medals (41 gold medals) at the Olympics, with five medals and one gold in the Olympic Winter Games, and has also won eight medals in the now defunct Art Contests. Belgium also hosted the Games of the VIIth Olympiad at Antwerp in 1920. Six Belgian Olympians have won four or more Olympic medals, led by archer Hubert Van Innis with 10 medals and six golds, both records among Olympic archers. But no Belgian has won more than three Olympic medals since World War II.

In 1950 the Olympic Committee of Belgium was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 0 64 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 16 0 16 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 70 0 70 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 1 35 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 326 10 336 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 166 6 172 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 1 18 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 175 12 187 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 24 1 25 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 29 7 36 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 145 5 150 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 24 3 27 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 132 20 152 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 10 1 11 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 130 5 135 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 51 3 54 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 93 8 101 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 60 1 61 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 77 5 82 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 6 88 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 75 26 101 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 43 16 59 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 16 63 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 35 24 59 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 43 25 68 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 41 20 61 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 32 68 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 19 50 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 77 17 94 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 28 23 51 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 69 42 111 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 13 20 33 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 7 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 70 34 104 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 13 9 22 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 5 9 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 16 6 22 Results
Archery 28 2 30 Results
Art Competitions 76 9 85 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 59 24 83 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 2 2 Results
Athletics 226 59 285 Results
Badminton 3 1 4 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 32 0 32 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 2 0 2 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 37 6 43 Results
Boxing 57 0 57 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 11 0 11 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 1 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 39 8 47 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 7 1 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 103 13 116 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 105 2 107 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 7 1 8 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 7 3 10 Results
Equestrian Driving (Equestrian) 8 0 8 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 25 2 27 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 44 3 47 Results
Equestrian Vaulting (Equestrian) 6 0 6 Results
Fencing 112 12 124 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 8 9 17 Results
Football (Football) 58 0 58 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Golf 2 1 3 Results
Hockey 142 16 158 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 32 0 32 Results
Judo 16 12 28 Results
Modern Pentathlon 13 0 13 Results
Polo 4 0 4 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 3 3 Results
Rowing 129 6 135 Results
Sailing 62 6 68 Results
Shooting 70 8 78 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 11 2 13 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 0 1 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 3 0 3 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 14 2 16 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 65 49 114 Results
Table Tennis 2 1 3 Results
Taekwondo 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 12 17 29 Results
Triathlon 5 4 9 Results
Tug-Of-War 8 0 8 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 12 0 12 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 63 0 63 Results
Weightlifting 32 1 33 Results
Wrestling 78 0 78 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 2 0 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 3 0 3 Results
Fencing 5 0 5 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 1 2 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 1 3 Results
Athletics 2 4 6 Results
Biathlon 1 0 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 0 1 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 0 2 2 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 2 1 3 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 0 2 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 1 2 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 4 7 Results
Table Tennis 2 1 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 3 4 Results
Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 12 14 42
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 7 4 17
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 7 3 13
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 3 7
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 2 1 3 6
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 1 3
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 5 2 8
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 3 6
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 4 6
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 2 4
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 3 3
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Archery 11 7 3 21
Athletics 5 5 2 12
Cycling Road 4 3 6 13
Cycling Track 3 4 5 12
Fencing 3 3 4 10
Sailing 2 4 3 9
Equestrian Jumping 2 2 4 8
Judo 2 1 9 12
Art Competitions 2 1 5 8
Equestrian Vaulting 2 0 1 3
Shooting 1 5 3 9
Swimming 1 2 2 5
Weightlifting 1 2 1 4
Boxing 1 1 2 4
Figure Skating 1 0 1 2
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Equestrian Driving 1 0 0 1
Football 1 0 0 1
Rowing 0 6 2 8
Water Polo 0 4 2 6
Wrestling 0 3 0 3
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 1 2
Bobsleigh 0 1 1 2
Hockey 0 1 1 2
Speed Skating 0 1 1 2
Cycling Mountain Bike 0 1 0 1
Equestrian Eventing 0 0 1 1
Tug-Of-War 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 2 0 1 3
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Cycling Track 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Judo 1 1 1 3
Snowboarding 1 0 0 1
Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Taekwondo 0 1 2 3
Alpine Skiing 0 1 0 1
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1
Freestyle Skiing 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Canoe Sprint 0 0 1 1
Hockey 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hubert Van Innis BEL 6 4 0 10
Edmond Cloetens BEL 3 0 0 3
Edmond Van Moer BEL 3 0 0 3
Paul Anspach BEL 2 2 1 5
Louis Van De Perck BEL 2 2 0 4
Alphonse Allaert BEL 2 1 0 3
Edmond De Knibber BEL 2 1 0 3
Jérôme De Mayer BEL 2 1 0 3
Louis Delcon BEL 2 1 0 3
Louis Fierens BEL 2 1 0 3
Louis Van Beeck BEL 2 1 0 3
Pierre Van Thielt BEL 2 1 0 3

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cyrille Verbrugge BEL 2 0 0 2
Rémy Orban BEL 0 1 0 1
Léon Dupont BEL 0 1 0 1
Max Orban BEL 0 1 0 1
Fernand de Montigny BEL 0 0 1 1
Philippe Le Hardy de Beaulieu BEL 0 0 1 1
Marcel Dubois BEL 0 0 1 1
Eugène Debongnie BEL 0 0 1 1
Constant Cloquet BEL 0 0 1 1
Edmond Crahay BEL 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lola Mansour BEL 1 1 0 2
Nicola Philippaerts BEL 1 0 0 1
Anke Steeno BEL 1 0 0 1
Evy Poppe BEL 1 0 0 1
Delfien Brugman BEL 1 0 0 1
Valérie El-Houssine BEL 1 0 0 1
Laura Heyrman BEL 1 0 0 1
Mira Juwet BEL 1 0 0 1
Laurine Klinkenberg BEL 1 0 0 1
Tara Lauwers BEL 1 0 0 1
Lotte Penders BEL 1 0 0 1
Elien Ruysschaert BEL 1 0 0 1
Ilka Van de Vyver BEL 1 0 0 1
Lore Van den Vonder BEL 1 0 0 1
Sophie van Nimmen BEL 1 0 0 1
Karolien Vleugels BEL 1 0 0 1
Stijn Desmet BEL 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Maxime, Count de Bousies 1894—1901
Robert Reyntiens 1901—1903
Henri, Count de Baillet-Latour 1903—1942
Édouard-Émile, Baron de Laveleye 1913—1938
Gaston de Trannoy 1939—1957
Rodolphe Seeldrayers 1946—1955
Henri, Count de Baillet-Latour 1953—1953
Rodolphe Seeldrayers 1955—1955
Gaston de Trannoy 1957—1960
HRH Prince Albert 1958—1964
Alexandre, Prince de Merode 1964—2002
Jacques Rogge 1991—2013
François Narmon 2002—2004
Pierre-Olivier Beckers 2012—2018
Jacques Rogge 2013—
Ingmar de Vos 2017—
Pierre-Olivier Beckers 2018—