Bangladesh (BAN)

Overview

NOCBangladesh Olympic Association
Flagbearers21

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 Moscow 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. Through 2016, Bangladesh has been represented by 38 Olympians in six sports – athletics (17), swimming (10), shooting (7), archery (2), artistic gymnastics (1), and golf (1) with a record of seven competitors in 2016. The swimmer Doli Akhtar is the only Bangladeshi to compete in three Olympics (2000-2008). The best performances by Bangladeshi athletes were likely by Abdullah Hel Baki in the 2016 men’s air rifle shooting, when he finished 25th of 50 competitors, Quazi Syque Caesar in 2012 men’s parallel bars, when he finished 27th of 71 competitors, and by Sharmin Ratna in 2012 women’s air rifle shooting, when she finished 27th of 56 competitors.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh Youth Olympic Games 11 2 13 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Bangladesh Youth Olympic Games 11 2 13 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Bangladesh Olympic Games 4 2 6 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