Brazil (BRA)

Overview

NOCComitê Olímpico Brasileiro
Flagbearers64

Participants

Olympic Games 2249
Youth Olympic Games 279
Other competitors with BRA nationality 11

Description

The Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD), founded on 20 August 1914, was the first sporting body from Brazil affiliated with the Olympics. The National Olympic Committee of Brazil was formed on 20 May 1935 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) later in that year. Brazil has competed at every Olympics since 1920, with the sole exception of 1928. It has also competed at all Olympic Winter Games since 1992. Brazil’s successes have come in a variety of sports. It has won medals in several different sports, and has always had one of the top basketball, volleyball, and football (soccer) teams. Through 2016, Brazilian athletes have won 129 Olympic medals, 30 of them gold medals, all at the Summer Olympics, the most medals by any South American country. Their best performance was 2016 Games on home soil with 19 medals in total and seven of them in gold.

Robert Scheidt, a sailor, is the most successful Brazilian Olympian with two gold-two silver-one bronze. Another sailor, Torben Grael, has also won five medals (two gold-one silver-two bronze), while swimmer Gustavo Borges and volleyballer Escadinha have won four medals each.

After been chosen at the 2009 Olympic Congress, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1920 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 19 0 19 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 58 1 59 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 67 6 73 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 59 11 70 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 92 5 97 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 43 1 44 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 71 1 72 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 60 1 61 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 73 3 76 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 78 3 81 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 72 7 79 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 91 15 106 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 126 21 147 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 127 33 160 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 132 50 182 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 156 65 221 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 106 92 198 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 124 119 243 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 6 3 9 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 139 129 268 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 44 37 81 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 131 117 248 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 47 48 95 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 6 7 13 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 255 207 462 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 50 29 79 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Brazil Olympic Games 168 149 317 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Brazil Youth Olympic Games 7 5 12 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 9 3 12 Results
Archery 7 4 11 Results
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 12 17 29 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 19 19 Results
Athletics 203 89 292 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 106 45 151 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 15 17 32 Results
Biathlon 0 1 1 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 11 2 13 Results
Boxing 66 7 73 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 8 2 10 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 16 1 17 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 2 3 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 7 2 9 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 28 5 33 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 9 0 9 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 15 8 23 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 5 2 7 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 26 0 26 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 29 4 33 Results
Fencing 34 10 44 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Football (Football) 217 66 283 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Golf 1 2 3 Results
Handball 66 44 110 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Judo 55 28 83 Results
Luge 2 0 2 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results
Modern Pentathlon 15 3 18 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 29 29 Results
Rowing 104 7 111 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 24 36 Results
Sailing 85 16 101 Results
Shooting 54 7 61 Results
Skateboarding (Roller Sports) 6 6 12 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Surfing 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 133 50 183 Results
Table Tennis 11 9 20 Results
Taekwondo 7 6 13 Results
Tennis 15 9 24 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 7 6 13 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 97 75 172 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 75 13 88 Results
Weightlifting 13 4 17 Results
Wrestling 4 5 9 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 8 8 16 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 1 3 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 3 6 Results
Athletics 30 23 53 Results
Badminton 2 1 3 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 4 4 8 Results
Biathlon 0 1 1 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 2 1 3 Results
Boxing 4 0 4 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Curling 4 4 8 Results
Cycling BMX Freestyle (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 3 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 2 1 3 Results
Fencing 2 1 3 Results
Futsal (Football) 10 0 10 Results
Handball 26 28 54 Results
Judo 3 3 6 Results
Mixed Sports 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 2 3 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 3 1 4 Results
Sailing 5 4 9 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 12 12 24 Results
Table Tennis 3 2 5 Results
Taekwondo 1 2 3 Results
Tennis 4 1 5 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results
Wrestling 3 1 4 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 6 19
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 6 1 13
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 3 10
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 9 17
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 10 17
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 9 15
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 4 7 13
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 1 6
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 4
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 5 2 8
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 6 6 12
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing 7 3 8 18
Athletics 5 3 9 17
Volleyball 5 3 2 10
Judo 4 3 15 22
Beach Volleyball 3 7 3 13
Football 1 5 2 8
Swimming 1 4 8 13
Artistic Gymnastics 1 2 1 4
Shooting 1 2 1 4
Boxing 1 1 3 5
Equestrian Jumping 1 0 2 3
Canoe Sprint 0 2 1 3
Basketball 0 1 4 5
Taekwondo 0 0 2 2
Marathon Swimming 0 0 1 1
Modern Pentathlon 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 2 0 1 3
Swimming 1 5 0 6
Artistic Gymnastics 1 3 1 5
Athletics 1 1 2 4
Judo 1 1 1 3
Tennis 1 1 1 3
Taekwondo 1 0 1 2
Beach Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Futsal 1 0 0 1
Archery 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Table Tennis 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Robert Scheidt BRA 2 2 1 5
Serginho BRA 2 2 0 4
Torben Grael BRA 2 1 2 5
Marcelo Ferreira BRA 2 0 1 3
Giovane BRA 2 0 0 2
Maurício BRA 2 0 0 2
Adhemar da Silva BRA 2 0 0 2
Fabiana BRA 2 0 0 2
Paula BRA 2 0 0 2
Thaísa BRA 2 0 0 2
Jaque BRA 2 0 0 2
Sheilla BRA 2 0 0 2
Fabi BRA 2 0 0 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Caio César dos Santos BRA 2 0 0 2
Flávia Saraiva BRA 1 2 0 3
Matheus Santana BRA 1 2 0 3
Layana Colman BRA 1 1 0 2
Orlando Luz BRA 1 1 0 2
David da Costa BRA 1 0 0 1
Eduarda Lisboa BRA 1 0 0 1
Ana Patricia Ramos BRA 1 0 0 1
Marcelo Silva BRA 1 0 0 1
Edival Pontes BRA 1 0 0 1
Keno Machado BRA 1 0 0 1
João Victor Alves Sena BRA 1 0 0 1
Matheus Batista BRA 1 0 0 1
Vitor da Silva BRA 1 0 0 1
Wesley de Franca BRA 1 0 0 1
Breno Dendal Rosa BRA 1 0 0 1
Yuri Gavião BRA 1 0 0 1
Caio Miller Valle BRA 1 0 0 1
Françoar Rodrigues BRA 1 0 0 1
Guilherme Sanches BRA 1 0 0 1
Mateus Silva BRA 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Raul Branco 1913—1938
Arnaldo Guinle 1923—1961
Joaquim Santos 1923—1962
Antônio Prado 1938—1955
Arnaldo Guinle 1961—1963
João Havelange 1963—2011
Sylvio Padilha 1964—1995
Sylvio Padilha 1995—2002
Carlos Nuzman 2000—2012
Carlos Nuzman 2012—
Bernard 2013—
Andrew Parsons 2018—