The Bahamas

Overview

NOCBahamas Olympic Committee
Flagbearers32

Participants

Olympic Games 162
Youth Olympic Games 24

Description

As the Bahamas did not have a National Olympic Committee (NOC) at the time of the 1948 Olympic Games, their two leading yachtsmen, Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington, chose to represent Great Britain, which was permitted under Olympic rules as the Bahamas was a British colony. On 7 May 1952 a NOC was established and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Bahamas competed at the Olympic Games under their own name for the first time that year. Since then they have failed to be present only at the Moscow Games in 1980, and have not yet competed in the Olympic Winter Games. Through 2016, Bahamian athletes have won 14 medals and six gold medals, led by Chris Brown with four (one gold-one silver-two bronze between 2000 and 2016). Pauline Davis-Thompson is the only Bahamian athlete with two gold medals.

In April 2013 the Bahamas Olympic Association officially changed its name to Bahamas Olympic Committee after a request from the IOC.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 1 20 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 1 11 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 5 22 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 4 16 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 2 14 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 7 26 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 9 25 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 9 22 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 9 25 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 6 11 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 9 21 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 6 13 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 12 29 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 78 24 102 Results
Boxing 6 0 6 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 27 0 27 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 13 4 17 Results
Tennis 4 0 4 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 7 8 15 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 3 5 Results
Tennis 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 1 3
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1956 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
Athletics 5 2 5 12
Sailing 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Swimming 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Pauline Davis-Thompson BAH 2 1 0 3
Chris Brown BAH 1 1 2 4
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH 1 1 1 3
Michael Mathieu BAH 1 1 1 3
Eldece Clarke-Lewis BAH 1 1 0 2
Savatheda Fynes BAH 1 1 0 2
Chandra Sturrup BAH 1 1 0 2
Ramon Miller BAH 1 1 0 2
Durward Knowles GBR
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1 0 1 2
Cecil Cooke BAH 1 0 0 1
Tonique Williams-Darling BAH 1 0 0 1
Shaunae Miller BAH 1 0 0 1
Demetrius Pinder BAH 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tynia Gaither BAH 1 1 0 2
Rashan Brown BAH 1 0 0 1
Joanna Evans BAH 0 0 1 1
Henri Delauze BAH 0 0 1 1