Belarus

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Flagbearers29

Participants

Olympic Games 782
Youth Olympic Games 134

Description

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (formerly Belorussia, or Byelorussia [White Russia]) was formed in 1991 after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Many Belarus athletes competed from 1952 to 1988 for the Soviet Union, and Belarus athletes were present at both Albertville and Barcelona in 1992 as members of the Unified Team. During this time the most successful Belarusians have been the gymnasts Nelli Kim (five gold and one silver in 1976 and 1980) and Olga Korbut (four gold and two silver in 1972 and 1976) as well as the fencer Yelena Novikova-Belova, who won four gold, one silver, and one bronze between 1968 and 1980. Representing the Unified Team in 1992 Belarusian Vitaly Shcherbo won six gold medals in gymnastics. Four years later he won four bronze medals for Belarus to a personal total of ten medals.

The National Olympic Committee of Belarus was formed on 22 March 1991 and provisionally and conditionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 9 March 1992. Full recognition followed at the IOC session in Monte Carlo on 24 September 1993. Belarus competed as an independent nation for the first time at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, with 33 athletes who won two medals. They first competed independently at the Summer Olympic Games in 1996, and through 2016, they have won 19 gold medals and 99 medals, with 6 gold and 15 in total at Olympic WInter Games. The most successful Olympian from Belarus comes from winter sport and is female biathlete Darya Domracheva, who won after a bronze medal in 2010, three gold medals at the 2014 Sochi Games. She is followed by female rower Yekaterina Khodatovich-Karsten, with four medals (two golds, one silver, and one bronze), and male canoeists Roman Petrushenko and Vadim Makhnyov, who won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Belarus has never hosted an Olympic Games, but in 1980, several preliminary football (soccer) matches were held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 21 12 33 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 91 66 157 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 44 15 59 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 72 67 139 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 44 20 64 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 69 151 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 14 14 28 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 93 84 177 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 23 26 49 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 33 14 47 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 89 71 160 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 7 16 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 20 34 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 15 11 26 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 53 67 120 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 8 16 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 16 16 32 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 12 7 19 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 2 4 Results
Archery 2 4 6 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 16 14 30 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 7 7 Results
Athletics 58 87 145 Results
Badminton 1 3 4 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 0 17 17 Results
Biathlon 19 22 41 Results
Boxing 18 0 18 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 0 1 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 14 11 25 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 17 21 38 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 11 3 14 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 6 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 10 2 12 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 2 1 3 Results
Fencing 7 1 8 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 5 3 8 Results
Football (Football) 16 0 16 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 13 6 19 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 47 0 47 Results
Judo 13 2 15 Results
Modern Pentathlon 4 5 9 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 40 40 Results
Rowing 20 24 44 Results
Sailing 12 2 14 Results
Shooting 15 7 22 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 2 3 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 5 0 5 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 6 7 13 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 20 13 33 Results
Table Tennis 2 5 7 Results
Tennis 3 6 9 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 4 3 7 Results
Weightlifting 27 10 37 Results
Wrestling 47 5 52 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 0 4 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 1 3 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 4 12 16 Results
Biathlon 7 7 14 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 2 4 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 2 2 4 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 1 3 Results
Judo 1 2 3 Results
Mixed Sports 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 2 3 5 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 6 6 12 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 3 6 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 0 2 2 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 2 1 3 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 1 4 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 1 6
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 0 7
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 7 14
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 11 17
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 5 6 13
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 5 3 10
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 6 8 15
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 4 9
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 4 1 5
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Biathlon 4 3 3 10
Freestyle Skiing 4 1 2 7
Athletics 3 5 6 14
Canoe Sprint 2 2 4 8
Rowing 2 1 4 7
Weightlifting 1 4 3 8
Shooting 1 2 4 7
Judo 1 0 1 2
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Trampolining 1 0 0 1
Wrestling 0 5 6 11
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 4 2 6
Swimming 0 2 1 3
Boxing 0 2 0 2
Speed Skating 0 1 0 1
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 4 4
Modern Pentathlon 0 0 2 2
Cycling Track 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canoe Sprint 2 0 0 2
Athletics 1 2 0 3
Rowing 1 0 0 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 2 0 2
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Speed Skating 0 1 0 1
Tennis 0 1 0 1
Trampolining 0 1 0 1
Biathlon 0 0 1 1
Judo 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Darya Domracheva BLR 4 1 1 6
Yekaterina Khodotovich-Karsten BLR
EUN
2 1 1 4
Roman Petrushenko BLR 1 1 2 4
Vadim Makhnyov BLR 1 1 2 4
Aleksandr Bogdanovich BLR 1 1 0 2
Andrey Bogdanovich BLR 1 1 0 2
Sergey Martynov BLR
URS
1 0 2 3
Ellina Zvereva BLR
URS
1 0 1 2
Aleksey Grishin BLR 1 0 1 2
Vika Azarenka BLR 1 0 1 2
Nadezhda Skardino BLR 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Iryna Shymanovich BLR 1 1 0 2
Ilya Korzun BLR 1 0 0 1
Anton Karoukin BLR 1 0 0 1
Hanna Tarasiuk BLR 1 0 0 1
Kamila Bobr BLR 1 0 0 1
Krystsina Staraselets BLR 1 0 0 1
Stanislau Daineka BLR 1 0 0 1
Ilya Chergeyko BLR 0 1 0 1
Yelena Soboleva BLR 0 1 0 1
Arina Charopa BLR 0 1 0 1
Sviatlana Makshtarova BLR 0 1 0 1
Elvira Herman BLR 0 1 0 1
Maryia Trubach BLR 0 1 0 1
Dzmitry Minkou BLR 0 1 0 1
Roman Dubovik BLR 0 1 0 1