Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Overview

NOCOlimpijski komitet Bosne i Hercegovine
Flagbearers34

Participants

Olympic Games 78
Youth Olympic Games 35
Other competitors with BIH nationality 87

Description

Until 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a republic in the nation of Yugoslavia. In that year, Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with several other Yugoslav republics, declared independence, but unfortunately, the Serbians declared war on the republic. Still, Bosnia and Herzegovina quickly formed a National Olympic Committee on 4 June 1992 and, on the eve of the 1992 Olympics, was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and competed at Barcelona. Full recognition was granted at the IOC session in Monte Carlo on 24 September 1993. Despite the civil war in the country, Bosnia and Herzegovina valiantly sent competitors to the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The official name was Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1997 and only Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 onwards.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has also competed at the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games and the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The 2000 Summer Olympics saw for the first time a fully united team of Bosnia and Herzegovina competing. The nation actually consists of two entities - the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, which is the Serb-dominated section in the north and east of the country. In 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998 only athletes from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina took part, but from 2000 onwards athletes from Republika Srpska also participated.

The best Olympic performances came in 2000 when Nedžad Fazlija finished sixth in the 10 m air rifle event, while Mirjana Horvat finished eighth in the 1992 10 m air rifle event.

The 14th Olympic Winter Games were held in Sarajevo in 1984 in what was then part of Yugoslavia, but Sarajevo is presently the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1992 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 7 4 11 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 6 5 11 Results
Athletics 11 5 16 Results
Biathlon 1 2 3 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 9 0 9 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 2 0 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Judo 3 2 5 Results
Luge 2 1 3 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 5 11 Results
Table Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 2 0 2 Results
Tennis 2 1 3 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 3 5 Results
Athletics 2 2 4 Results
Biathlon 4 1 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Luge 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 3 6 Results
Taekwondo 0 1 1 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Judo 0 1 0 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Aleksandra Samardžić BIH 0 1 0 1
Damir Džumhur BIH 0 0 1 1
Eldin Omerović BIH 0 0 1 1