Burkina Faso (BUR)

Overview

NOCComité National Olympique et des Sports Burkinabè
Flagbearers23

Participants

Olympic Games 35
Youth Olympic Games 10

Description

Taka N’Gangué and Taki N’Dio competed in the javelin throw in 1924 for France, but were nationals of what was then called French Upper Volta. On 11 December 1958 a self-governing colony within the French Community named Republic of Upper Volta was established, which became fully independent on 5 August 1960. The National Olympic Committee of Upper Volta was formed on 10 June 1965 and as the new statutes adopted on 10 January 1972 were recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 1 February 1972 at the IOC session in Sapporo. Still known as Upper Volta, the country sent a single competitor, André Bicaba, to the 1972 Olympics. The country changed its name to Burkina Faso on 4 August 1984, and as Burkina Faso, its first Olympic participation occurred in 1988 at Seoul and it has competed at all Summer Olympics since 1988. No athlete from this nation has won an Olympic medal. Burkina Faso has never been represented at the Winter Olympics. The best performance by a Burkinabé Olympian was a tie for ninth in 2000 flyweight boxing by Drissa Tou, who won one bout. Severine Nebie also finished equal ninth in 2012 half-middleweight judo, but she lost her only bout.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Upper Volta Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Burkina Faso Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Burkina Faso Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Burkina Faso Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Burkina Faso Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 10 6 16 Results
Boxing 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Judo 4 2 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 2 6 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

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

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hugues Zango BUR 0 0 1 1