Angola (ANG)

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Angolano
Flagbearers21

Participants

Olympic Games 163
Youth Olympic Games 37

Description

Angola’s first application for Olympic recognition was rejected at the 1975 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Lausanne but after the formation of a National Olympic Committee on 17 February 1979, provisional recognition was granted at a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Nagoya in October 1979 and full recognition followed at the IOC session in Lake Placid on 12 February 1980. After first competing at the Olympics that year, Angola has also competed at all Olympic Games since 1988, but has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games.

Angola had their biggest team sent to London in 2012 when they have been represemted by 33 athletes - 4 men and 29 women - including a female basketball and handball team. The top Angolan Olympic performance likely occurred in 1992 at Barcelona when its male basketball team qualified for the Olympics but drew the United States “Dream Team” as a first-round opponent. It eventually finished 10th of 12 teams. In 1996, Angola’s women handball finished 7th of eight teams.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1980 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 10 1 11 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 19 5 24 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 25 3 28 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 13 15 28 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 15 15 30 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 14 16 30 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 17 15 32 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Angola Youth Olympic Games 2 19 21 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 4 29 33 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Angola Youth Olympic Games 1 14 15 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Angola Olympic Games 8 18 26 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Angola Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 12 5 17 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 34 12 46 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Boxing 7 0 7 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 0 2 Results
Handball 0 49 49 Results
Judo 10 1 11 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Sailing 6 0 6 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 11 8 19 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Athletics 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Handball 0 28 28 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results