Nauru (NRU)

Overview

NOCNauru Olympic Committee
Flagbearers17

Participants

Olympic Games 12
Youth Olympic Games 11

Description

Nauru’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 1994 Olympic Congress, after having been given provisional recognition earlier in 1994. Nauru first competed in the Olympic Games in 1996, and they have since competed at all editions of the Summer Games, but they have never participated in the Winter Olympics. Until 2008, all of its athletes competed in weightlifting; they have since had one track-and-field and two judoka Olympians.

Nauru has never won an Olympic medal. Their top athlete, Yukio Peter, placed eighth in the 2004 men’s lightweight event. However, the tiny nation’s best-known Olympian is Marcus Stephen. He represented Western Samoa at the 1992 Games due to the absence of a Nauruan NOC, which he later helped to found. In 1996 and 2000, Stephen competed for Nauru. In 2007, he was elected President of the island nation.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1996 Summer Olympics Nauru 3 0 3 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Nauru 1 1 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Nauru 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Nauru 1 0 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Nauru 2 0 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Nauru 2 0 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Nauru 1 1 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Nauru 2 2 4 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Nauru 1 1 2 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Nauru 3 2 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1 Results
Judo 2 0 2 Results
Weightlifting 6 3 9 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 0 4 4 Results
Boxing 2 0 2 Results
Weightlifting 3 1 4 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
D-J Maaki NRU 0 1 0 1