Botswana (BOT)

Overview

NOCBotswana National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers23

Participants

Olympic Games 62
Youth Olympic Games 16

Description

Botswana formed a National Olympic Committee in 1978, which was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 21 April 1980 at the meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne. Since 1980 Botswana has competed at every Olympic Games. Formerly called Bechuanaland (before the independence from the United Kingdom in 1966), the country never made an Olympic appearance under that name. In 2004 Amantle Montsho became the first female athlete to compete for Botswana when she was eliminated in the first round of the 400 metres. Botswana has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Thru 2012, there have been 62 Botswanan Olympians, mostly in track & field athletics (47), but they have also been represented in boxing (9), judo (1), sailing (1), and swimming (4). In 2012 Nijel Amos won the first ever medal for Botswana with silver in the men’s 800 metres. Prior to that, the best performance has been by Glody Dube, who made it to the final of the 2000 men’s 800 metres, placing seventh.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1980 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 8 0 8 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 10 1 11 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Botswana Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Botswana Youth Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Botswana Olympic Games 9 3 12 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Botswana Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 44 3 47 Results
Boxing 9 0 9 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 6 2 8 Results
Badminton 0 1 1 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 2 5 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nijel Amos BOT 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Baboloki Thebe BOT 0 1 0 1
Karabo Sibanda BOT 0 1 0 1