Costa Rica (CRC)

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Nacional de Costa Rica
Flagbearers45

Participants

Olympic Games 168
Youth Olympic Games 25

Description

Costa Rica’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) was formed on 30 July 1953 and given official recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC session in Athens on 15 May 1954. Costa Rica has competed at 15 Olympic Games – 1936, and continuously since 1964. Costa Rican athletes have won four medals, by the swimming sisters, Silvia and Claudia Poll. Silvia Poll won the first medal with silver in the women’s 200 metres freestyle in 1988. Her younger sister Claudia won the only gold medal for Costa Rica in the same event the women’s 200 metres freestyle eight years later in 1996. The nation has competed at six Olympic Winter Games – 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2002, and 2006.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1936 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 17 1 18 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 28 1 29 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 27 1 28 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 9 7 16 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 11 5 16 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 6 5 11 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 17 3 20 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Costa Rica Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 8 3 11 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Costa Rica Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 6 5 11 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Costa Rica Youth Olympic Games 14 3 17 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Costa Rica Olympic Games 5 8 13 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 6 0 6 Results
Archery 3 1 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 16 8 24 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 4 1 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling BMX Freestyle (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 5 1 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 8 2 10 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Fencing 2 0 2 Results
Football (Football) 44 0 44 Results
Judo 14 0 14 Results
Shooting 10 2 12 Results
Surfing 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 12 20 Results
Taekwondo 2 1 3 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 4 0 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 2 0 2 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 1 1 2 Results
Futsal (Football) 10 0 10 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 1 1 2 4

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Claudia Poll CRC 1 0 2 3
Sylvia Poll CRC 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Camila Montoya CRC 0 1 0 1
Andrea Guillén CRC 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Laura Chinchilla 2019—