Egypt (EGY)

Overview

NOCEgyptian Olympic Committee
Flagbearers39

Participants

Olympic Games 1090
Intercalated Games 2
Youth Olympic Games 224

Description

Egypt’s first appearance at the Olympics is a matter of debate. Demetrius Casdagli, who won silver medals in the singles and doubles tennis events at the 1896 Games, lived and trained in Egypt, although the Official Report lists him as Greek based on his heritage and, as he was born in England, research has only been able to confirm his British citizenship. At the 1906 Games, Arthur Marson and Eugène Colombani are listed as having competed for Egypt, as they represented clubs based in Cairo, but neither would be considered “Egyptian” by modern standards. The 1912 Official Report lists Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein as having represented Egypt in the individual foil and epée fencing events, but the Official Report makes no distinction between entrants and participants, and no evidence has been produced that proves that Hassanein actually competed. The Egyptian Olympic Committee, however, which was formed in 1910, considers him their first Olympian.

The nation was well represented at the 1920 Games and, since then, they have been absent only from the Olympics of 1932, 1956 (missing Melbourne, but not Stockholm), and 1980. Egypt’s absence from the 1932 Olympics was the result of political turmoil that resulted in the NOC being disbanded in 1929, but it was re-established in time for a large team (53 athletes) to be sent to the Berlin Olympics in 1936. From 1960 through 1968, Egypt competed as the United Arab Republic (UAR), having formed a union with Syria in 1958, although Syria left the union in 1961. In addition, in 1960, all the athletes who actually competed are believed to have been Egyptian. Although Syrian officials have listed from 1 to 3 Syrian athletes as part of the UAR team in 1960, none appear to have competed. Egypt officially also boycotted the Olympic Games of 1956, 1976, and 1980, making it one of three nations to have boycotted three Olympics, along with Ethiopia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North). Several Egyptians, however, including their basketball team, competed in preliminary rounds prior to the nation’s withdrawal from the 1976 Games due to the African boycott. Egypt has competed at the Olympic Winter Games only in 1984 at Sarajevo with a sole Alpine skier.

Egypt’s greatest Olympic successes have come in the strength sports of weightlifting and wrestling, and through 2016, they have won 30 Olympic medals, with seven golds. Four Egyptian Olympians have won two medals: Farid Simaika in diving (one silver, one bronze), Ibrahim Shams in weightlifting (one gold, one bronze), Karam Gaber in wrestling (one gold, one silver), and Abir Abdulrahman in weightlifting (one silver, one bronze).

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1906 Intercalated Games Egypt Intercalated Games 2 0 2 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 24 0 24 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 32 0 32 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 53 0 53 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 85 0 85 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 106 0 106 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1964 Summer Olympics United Arab Republic Olympic Games 73 0 73 Results
1968 Summer Olympics United Arab Republic Olympic Games 30 0 30 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 26 0 26 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 108 6 114 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 48 1 49 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 72 3 75 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 27 2 29 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 74 15 89 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 81 16 97 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 74 26 100 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Egypt Youth Olympic Games 41 32 73 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 75 34 109 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Egypt Youth Olympic Games 47 36 83 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 84 37 121 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Egypt Youth Olympic Games 39 29 68 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Egypt Olympic Games 89 48 137 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Archery 4 6 10 Results
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 21 4 25 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 33 33 Results
Athletics 38 2 40 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 62 0 62 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Boxing 63 0 63 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 2 5 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 6 0 6 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 18 3 21 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 10 0 10 Results
Fencing 63 13 76 Results
Football (Football) 142 0 142 Results
Handball 66 0 66 Results
Hockey 32 0 32 Results
Judo 23 2 25 Results
Karate 2 3 5 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 3 1 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 14 4 18 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 8 8 Results
Rowing 39 5 44 Results
Sailing 4 1 5 Results
Shooting 47 13 60 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 39 5 44 Results
Table Tennis 7 10 17 Results
Taekwondo 8 7 15 Results
Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 54 0 54 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 43 0 43 Results
Weightlifting 60 8 68 Results
Wrestling 77 4 81 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 8 12 Results
Archery 3 3 6 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 3 6 Results
Athletics 12 10 22 Results
Badminton 3 1 4 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Boxing 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 2 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 3 0 3 Results
Fencing 8 6 14 Results
Futsal (Football) 10 0 10 Results
Handball 28 0 28 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Mixed Sports 1 2 3 Results
Modern Pentathlon 3 3 6 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 12 12 Results
Rowing 4 3 7 Results
Sailing 1 2 3 Results
Shooting 4 5 9 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 5 10 Results
Table Tennis 3 3 6 Results
Taekwondo 5 3 8 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 12 12 Results
Weightlifting 5 3 8 Results
Wrestling 12 4 16 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 7 12
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 5 8
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 4 6
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 3 3
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 5 3 6 14
Wrestling 2 2 3 7
Karate 1 0 1 2
Boxing 0 1 2 3
Diving 0 1 1 2
Judo 0 1 1 2
Fencing 0 1 0 1
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 0 4 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Modern Pentathlon 2 0 0 2
Weightlifting 1 1 3 5
Handball 1 1 0 2
Swimming 1 0 1 2
Archery 1 0 0 1
Karate 1 0 0 1
Wrestling 0 1 3 4
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 2 2
Taekwondo 0 0 2 2
Fencing 0 0 1 1
Futsal 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Karam Gaber EGY 1 1 0 2
Ibrahim Shams EGY 1 0 1 2
Khadr El-Touni EGY 1 0 0 1
Mahmoud Fayad EGY 1 0 0 1
Anwar Mousbah EGY 1 0 0 1
Sayed Nosseir EGY 1 0 0 1
Ibrahim Moustafa EGY 1 0 0 1
Feryal Ashraf EGY 1 0 0 1
Farid Simaika EGY 0 1 1 2
Abir Abdulrahman EGY 0 1 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ahmed El-Gendy EGY 2 0 0 2
Salma Abdelmaksoud EGY 1 1 0 2
Hadir Mekhimar EGY 1 0 0 1
Sara Samir EGY 1 0 0 1
Ahmed Akram EGY 1 0 0 1
Karim Abdelrhim EGY 1 0 0 1
Aly Agamy EGY 1 0 0 1
Abdelrahman Aly EGY 1 0 0 1
Mohamed Aly EGY 1 0 0 1
Mostafa Awadalla EGY 1 0 0 1
Mostafa Bechir EGY 1 0 0 1
Omar El-Maarry EGY 1 0 0 1
Kareem Elmenshawy EGY 1 0 0 1
Ahmed Elwan EGY 1 0 0 1
Ahmed Ibrahim EGY 1 0 0 1
Mustafa Khalil EGY 1 0 0 1
Mohammed Maher EGY 1 0 0 1
Alley Mohsen EGY 1 0 0 1
Abdelrahman Shatta EGY 1 0 0 1
Ibrahim Sabry EGY 1 0 0 1
Yasmin Nasr Elgewily EGY 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Angelos Bolanaki 1910—1932
Mohammed Taher 1934—1968
Ahmed El-Demerdash Touny 1960—1993
Mohammed Taher 1968—1970
Ahmed El-Demerdash Touny 1993—1997
Mounir Saleh Sabet 1998—2016
Rania El-Wani 2004—2012
Mounir Saleh Sabet 2016—