Azerbaijan

Overview

NOCAzərbaycan Milli Olimpiya Komitəsi
Flagbearers24

Participants

Olympic Games 193
Youth Olympic Games 34

Description

From 1952-1988 athletes from Azerbaijan formed part of the Soviet Union Olympic team and at Barcelona in 1992, four Azerbaijani athletes were chosen for the Unified Team. During this time the most successful Azerbaijanis have been the volleyballer Inna Ryskal (two gold and two silver between 1964 and 1976), the gymnast Valery Belenky (one gold and one silver in 1992) as well as the sprinter Yury Konovalov, who won also two silver medals in 1956 and 1960.

After independence in 1991 a National Olympic Committee was established on 21 September 1992. As Azerbaijan had already applied recognition in January 1992 (before forming their NOC), provisional and conditional recognition was granted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 9 March 1992. The full recognition followed at the IOC session in Monte Carlo on 23 September 1993. Azerbaijan first competed as an independent nation at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. The nation has since competed at all Olympic and Olympic Winter Games. Through 2016, Azerbaijani athletes have won 44 Olympic medals, including seven gold medals - all in Summer Games. The most successful athletes are the freestyle wrestlers Namiq Abdullayev and Toğrul Əsgərov, who both won a gold and a silver medal each. Two athletes have won three medals for Azerbaijan and they are also wrestlers: Mariya Stadnik (two silver and one bronze between 2008 and 2016) and Xetaq Qazyumov (one silver and two bronze between 2008 and 2016).

Baku did bid to host the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, but did not advance to the final round of voting.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 3 23 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 6 31 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 6 36 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 14 44 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 38 14 52 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 12 9 21 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 42 14 56 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 0 3 Results
Athletics 14 5 19 Results
Boxing 28 2 30 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 1 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 2 3 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 2 3 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 5 4 9 Results
Judo 16 3 19 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 10 10 Results
Rowing 2 1 3 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 4 9 Results
Taekwondo 5 2 7 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 11 2 13 Results
Wrestling 42 5 47 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 1 2 3 Results
Boxing 6 0 6 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Taekwondo 2 3 5 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 8 2 10 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 6 1 12
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 3 0 8
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 6 10
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 1 3
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 7 10 18
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 4 6
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 4 5
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 4 7 11 22
Judo 1 2 1 4
Shooting 1 0 2 3
Taekwondo 1 0 2 3
Boxing 0 1 7 8
Canoe Sprint 0 1 1 2
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 7 3 0 10
Boxing 1 2 0 3
Taekwondo 1 1 0 2
Weightlifting 1 0 0 1
Judo 0 2 0 2
Rowing 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Namiq Abdullayev AZE 1 1 0 2
Toğrul Əsgərov AZE 1 1 0 2
Zemfira Meftəkhətddinova AZE 1 0 1 2
Şərif Şərifov AZE 1 0 1 2
Fərid Mənsurov AZE 1 0 0 1
Elnur Məmmədli AZE 1 0 0 1
Radik İsayev AZE 1 0 0 1
Mariya Stadnik AZE 0 2 1 3
Rövşən Bayramov AZE 0 2 0 2
Xetaq Qazyumov AZE 0 1 2 3

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rüfət Hüseynov AZE 1 0 0 1
Nidzhat Rakhimov AZE
KAZ
1 0 0 1
Patimat Bəhəmmədova AZE 1 0 0 1
Murad Bazarov AZE 1 0 0 1
Əli Məhəmmədəbirov AZE 1 0 0 1
Elman Muxtarov AZE 1 0 0 1
Səid Quliyev AZE 1 0 0 1
İslambək Dadov AZE 1 0 0 1
İqbal Hacızadə AZE 1 0 0 1
Teymur Məmmədov AZE 1 0 0 1