Colombia (COL)

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Colombiano
Flagbearers46

Participants

Olympic Games 651
Youth Olympic Games 112
Other competitors with COL nationality 3

Description

Colombia first competed at the 1932 Olympic Games, represented by a lone athlete, marathon runner Jorge Perry. The country first formed a National Olympic Committee, however, only in 1936 and this NOC was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1939. Colombia has since competed at every Olympics with the exception of 1952. Colombia competed at the Olympic Winter Games for the first time in 2010 and competed again at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Colombian athletes have won 27 Olympic medals, with five of them in gold. The first ever gold medal for Colombia was won by María Isabel Urrutia in women’s heavyweight weightlifting in 2000. The most successful Colombian Olympian is Mariana Pajón, who won the women’s BMX cycling in 2012 as well as in 2016.

More recent evidence has indicated that Francis Henriquez de Zubiria, who competed in 1900 tug-of-war, was actually a Colombian national, making the nations first appearance 32 years earlier than usually considered.

In 1946 the Olympic Committee of Colombia was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1932 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 26 0 26 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 20 0 20 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 38 5 43 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 55 4 59 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 32 3 35 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 36 3 39 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 34 6 40 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 46 3 49 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 39 9 48 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 25 19 44 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 32 21 53 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 43 24 67 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Colombia Youth Olympic Games 15 8 23 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 45 56 101 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Colombia Youth Olympic Games 17 17 34 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 73 70 143 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Colombia Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Colombia Youth Olympic Games 19 33 52 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Colombia Olympic Games 45 22 67 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Colombia Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Archery 3 6 9 Results
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 3 5 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 2 2 Results
Athletics 73 47 120 Results
Boxing 47 2 49 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 6 1 7 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 5 2 7 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 55 3 58 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 48 4 52 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 8 2 10 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 2 1 3 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 8 0 8 Results
Fencing 18 2 20 Results
Football (Football) 87 24 111 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Judo 5 4 9 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 0 12 12 Results
Sailing 3 1 4 Results
Shooting 32 5 37 Results
Skateboarding (Roller Sports) 1 0 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 25 12 37 Results
Table Tennis 0 2 2 Results
Taekwondo 4 4 8 Results
Tennis 5 5 10 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 1 2 3 Results
Weightlifting 34 10 44 Results
Wrestling 16 4 20 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Athletics 9 14 23 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 0 1 1 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Cycling BMX Freestyle (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 7 5 12 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 3 1 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Roller Skating (Roller Sports) 1 1 2 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 0 12 12 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 4 8 Results
Taekwondo 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Triathlon 3 3 6 Results
Weightlifting 4 4 8 Results
Wrestling 6 2 8 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 3 10
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 3 8
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 0 5
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 3 5 9
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 1 5
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 2 4 3 9
Cycling BMX Racing 2 1 3 6
Athletics 1 3 1 5
Shooting 0 2 0 2
Boxing 0 1 4 5
Judo 0 1 1 2
Cycling Road 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 0 2 2
Cycling Track 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cycling Road 2 0 0 2
Roller Skating 2 0 0 2
Tennis 1 1 1 3
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Diving 1 0 0 1
Weightlifting 0 3 2 5
Boxing 0 1 0 1
Equestrian Jumping 0 1 0 1
Speed Skating 0 1 0 1
Cycling BMX Racing 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mariana Pajón COL 2 1 0 3
Óscar Figueroa COL 1 1 0 2
Caterine Ibargüen COL 1 1 0 2
María Isabel Urrutia COL 1 0 0 1
Helmut Bellingrodt COL 0 2 0 2
Yuri Alvear COL 0 1 1 2
Luis Javier Mosquera COL 0 1 1 2
Diego Fernando Salazar COL 0 1 0 1
Rigoberto Urán COL 0 1 0 1
Leidy Solís COL 0 1 0 1
Sandra Arenas COL 0 1 0 1
Anthony Zambrano COL 0 1 0 1
Yuberjén Martínez COL 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Daniel Restrepo COL 2 0 0 2
Jhonnatan Botero COL 1 0 0 1
Jessica Legarda COL 1 0 0 1
David Oquendo COL 1 0 0 1
Brayan Ramírez COL 1 0 0 1
Juan Sebastián Gómez COL 1 0 0 1
Brandon Rivera COL 1 0 0 1
John Rodríguez COL 1 0 0 1
Jhony Andrés Angulo COL 1 0 0 1
Valeria Cabezas COL 1 0 0 1
Gabriela Rueda COL 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Julio Gerlein Comelín 1952—1986
Fidel Mendoza 1988—2005
Fidel Mendoza 2005—2015
Andrés Botero 2007—2015
Luis Alberto Moreno 2016—