Benin (BEN)

Overview

NOCComité National Olympique et Sportif Béninois
Flagbearers25

Participants

Olympic Games 57
Youth Olympic Games 12

Description

Benin was originally part of French West Africa, but became independent from France under the name of Dahomey on 5 August 1960. The National Olympic Committee was formed on 5 May 1962 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 5 June of the same year at the IOC session in Moskva. Dahomey competed in the 1972 Olympics at Munich. The name was changed to Benin in 1975 and, after missing the 1976 Games, it has competed at every Olympics since 1980. Benin has never competed in the Olympic Winter Games and has not yet won an Olympic medal. Benin’s best Olympic performances came in 1980 when featherweight boxer Barthelémy Adoukonu received a first-round bye, won one match, and then lost in the third round to place equal ninth of 35 boxers and in 2016 when judoka Celtus Dossou Yovo also finished equal ninth out of 35 after a first-round bye, one win, and a lost in the third round in the middleweight class.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Dahomey Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 15 1 16 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Benin Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Benin Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Benin Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Benin Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 21 7 28 Results
Boxing 12 0 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Judo 3 0 3 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 3 7 Results
Taekwondo 2 0 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 1 4 5 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results