Cuba

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Cubano
Flagbearers33

Participants

Olympic Games 1283
Youth Olympic Games 53

Description

In 1900, the fencer Ramón Fonst competed at the Olympic Games and actually won the first gold medal for the Caribbean country in the men’s épée. Fonst also competed in the 1904 Olympics along with a few other Cuban athletes. In 1924, Cuba was represented by nine competitors, while in 1928, the country had one competitor. In 1948, Cuba sent a full team to the London Olympic Games and its participation was continuous until it elected to boycott the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In support of the North Korean government, Cuba also elected not to compete in 1988 in Seoul. Cuba returned to the Olympics in 1992. Cuban athletes have not yet competed in the Olympic Winter Games.

Cuba has been successful in several sports, winning 213 Olympic medals (76 gold) through 2016, but by far its greatest success has come in boxing. Since the mid-1970s, Cuba has probably had the best amateur boxers in the world. Cuba is also the dominant nation internationally in baseball and won the gold medal in 1992, 1996, and 2004, with silvers in 2000 and 2008. Among Cuban athletes, Ramón Fonst has won the most medals, with five, including four gold medals. But the best known Cuban Olympians have been two boxers, Félix Savón and Teófilo Stevenson, who both won three gold medals consecutively.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 53 0 53 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 29 0 29 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 1 16 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 3 12 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 2 27 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 101 14 115 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 109 28 137 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 132 24 156 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 175 33 208 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 126 50 176 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 111 53 164 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 147 82 229 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 97 54 151 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 102 56 158 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 31 10 41 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 65 44 109 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 3 12 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 83 34 117 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 3 3 6 Results
Art Competitions 3 0 3 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 33 10 43 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 2 2 Results
Athletics 138 105 243 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 73 0 73 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 44 30 74 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 4 4 8 Results
Boxing 89 0 89 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 21 4 25 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 13 4 17 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 16 4 20 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 11 5 16 Results
Fencing 52 20 72 Results
Football (Football) 25 0 25 Results
Handball 27 0 27 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Judo 30 23 53 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 1 3 Results
Rowing 78 9 87 Results
Sailing 11 1 12 Results
Shooting 37 5 42 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 15 15 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 17 4 21 Results
Table Tennis 6 3 9 Results
Taekwondo 5 6 11 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 58 49 107 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 36 0 36 Results
Weightlifting 49 1 50 Results
Wrestling 83 1 84 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 6 5 11 Results
Boxing 6 0 6 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 0 3 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Judo 2 0 2 Results
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 1 2 3 Results
Sailing 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 1 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 10 0 10 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 6 11 31
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 11 7 29
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 8 8 25
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 7 11 27
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 3 2 14
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 7 5 20
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 3 13
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 7 15
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 4 11
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 10 17 30
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 8
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 0 3
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 0 4
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 37 19 17 73
Athletics 11 13 18 42
Wrestling 9 6 9 24
Judo 6 14 16 36
Fencing 4 3 3 10
Baseball 3 2 0 5
Volleyball 3 0 2 5
Weightlifting 2 1 5 8
Taekwondo 1 2 2 5
Shooting 1 0 3 4
Canoe Sprint 0 3 0 3
Swimming 0 1 1 2
Cycling Track 0 1 0 1
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Basketball 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 5 1 0 6
Athletics 2 1 0 3
Artistic Gymnastics 1 0 0 1
Canoe Sprint 1 0 0 1
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 0 1
Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Wrestling 0 2 0 2
Judo 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ramón Fonst CUB 4 1 0 5
Félix Savón CUB 3 0 0 3
Teófilo Stevenson CUB 3 0 0 3
Regla Bell CUB 3 0 0 3
Marlenis Costa CUB 3 0 0 3
Mireya Luis CUB 3 0 0 3
Regla Torres CUB 3 0 0 3
Mijaín López CUB 3 0 0 3
Pedro Luis Lazo CUB 2 2 0 4
Omar Ajete CUB 2 1 0 3
Orestes Kindelán CUB 2 1 0 3
Omar Linares CUB 2 1 0 3
Antonio Pacheco CUB 2 1 0 3
Eduardo Paret CUB 2 1 0 3
Antonio Scull CUB 2 1 0 3
Luis Ulacia CUB 2 1 0 3

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Robeisy Ramírez CUB 1 0 0 1
Leydi Moya CUB 1 0 0 1
Leinier Peró CUB 1 0 0 1
Álex García CUB 1 0 0 1
Yonder García CUB 1 0 0 1
Radamés Fabar CUB 1 0 0 1
Norge Sotomayor CUB 1 0 0 1
Irosvani Duverger CUB 1 0 0 1
Osvaldo Sacerio CUB 1 0 0 1
Ernesto Vila CUB 1 0 0 1
Dariel Albo CUB 1 0 0 1
Carlos Araújo CUB 1 0 0 1
Yulian Durán CUB 1 0 0 1
Alejandro González CUB 1 0 0 1
Alexis Lamadrid CUB 1 0 0 1
Juan Andrés León CUB 1 0 0 1
Wilfredo León CUB 1 0 0 1
Nelson Loyola CUB 1 0 0 1
Yassel Perdomo CUB 1 0 0 1
Yordan Hernández CUB 1 0 0 1
Javier Ibáñez CUB 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Porfirio Álvarez 1923—1936
Miguel Moenck 1938—1969
Manuel González 1973—1993
Manuel González 1993—1997
Reynaldo González 1995—2015
Yumilka Ruiz 2008—2016
María Colón 2020—