Barbados

Overview

NOCBarbados Olympic Association
Flagbearers24

Participants

Olympic Games 115
Youth Olympic Games 17

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Barbados was formed in 1955 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 17 June of the same year at the IOC session in Paris, but, as an independent country, Barbados did not compete in the Olympics until 1968. However, in 1960 Barbados competed as part of the West Indies Federation. One of the Barbadan runners, Jim Wedderburn, ran with three Jamaicans as a member of the 4×400 metres relay team and helped win a bronze medal. After the federation was dissolved in 1962, the Barbados Olympic Association was granted recognition by the IOC again on 5 June 1962 at the IOC session in Moskva. After missing the 1964 Olympics, Barbados has since competed at every Olympic Games except for 1980. Barbados has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. In 2000, Obadele Thompson won a bronze medal for Barbados in the 100 metres sprint, the only medal yet won by Barbados at the Olympics.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 5 13 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 3 16 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 1 17 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 1 17 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 2 13 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 6 18 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 1 10 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 5 9 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 11 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 40 18 58 Results
Boxing 8 0 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 6 0 6 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 10 0 10 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 4 0 4 Results
Sailing 12 0 12 Results
Shooting 3 0 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 10 2 12 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 6 4 10 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 3 4 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Obadele Thompson BAR 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total

IOC Members

Austin Sealy 1994—2019
Austin Sealy 2019—