Bangladesh (BAN)

Overview

NOCBangladesh Olympic Association
Flagbearers22

Participants

Olympic Games 43
Youth Olympic Games 32

Description

East Pakistan gained independence from Pakistan to become Bangladesh on 16 December 1971. The Bangladesh Olympic Association was formed in early 1979. An application for recognition was made on 31 March 1979, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized the new member at the IOC session in Lake Placid, on 12 February 1980. Bangladesh did not compete in Moskva in 1980 but has been represented at all the Olympic Games since 1984. Bangladesh athletes have never competed at the Olympic Winter Games and the country has yet to win an Olympic medal. Bangladesh Olympians have competed in six sports through 2022 – athletics, swimming, shooting, archery, artistic gymnastics, and golf.

Swimmer Doli Akhtar is the only Bangladeshi to compete in three Olympics (2000-2008). The best performances by Bangladeshi athletes were likely by archer Mohammed Ruman Shana, when he finished 17th of 64 competitors in the men’s individual competition, and by him and Diya Siddique, when the pair finished 9th of 29 teams, in the mixed team archery event, both at Tokyo 2020.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 1 0 1 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 6 0 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 5 1 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 3 1 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 2 3 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 3 1 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 3 2 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 4 1 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 4 3 7 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Bangladesh 4 2 6 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh 3 3 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh 11 2 13 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh 11 2 13 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 14 4 18 Results
Golf 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 4 3 7 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 9 3 12 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 3 2 5 Results
Hockey 5s 18 0 18 Results
Shooting 1 3 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 1 4 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results