Dominican Republic

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Dominicano
Flagbearers28

Participants

Olympic Games 208
Youth Olympic Games 17

Description

The first Dominican Republic National Olympic Committee (NOC) was established in 1946 as a pre-requisite to allow the Dominican Republic to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Games to be held that year. In 1953 the Olympic Sports Commission took control of participation in Olympic and Regional Games and on 15 February 1962 the NOC was re-established in its present form. This body was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1962. Albert Torres was the first Dominican Republic athlete to make an Olympic appearance, competing in the 1964 100 metre dash. The Dominican Republic has competed in all Olympic Games since, never failing to appear since its début. It has not yet competed in the Olympic Winter Games.

Through 2016, only men have won the seven Olympic medals for the Dominican Republic. Pedro Nolasco won the first medal ever, a bronze, in 1984 bantamweight boxing. The first gold was won by Félix Díaz in 2008 light-welterweight boxing. The only athlete who was able to win two medals, both in gold, was Félix Sánchez who won the 400 metre hurdles in 2004 as well as in 2012.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 1 10 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 4 19 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 1 16 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 2 32 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 4 16 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 2 13 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 16 33 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 6 24 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 4 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 20 33 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 8 26 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 2 2 Results
Athletics 34 9 43 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 20 0 20 Results
Boxing 47 0 47 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 4 0 4 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 15 4 19 Results
Sailing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 6 0 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 1 5 Results
Table Tennis 3 4 7 Results
Taekwondo 3 1 4 Results
Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 21 21 Results
Weightlifting 14 3 17 Results
Wrestling 5 0 5 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 3 2 5 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 1 2 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 1 1 2 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 1 0 3
Boxing 1 0 1 2
Taekwondo 0 1 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 1 2
Boxing 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Félix Sánchez DOM 2 0 0 2
Félix Díaz DOM 1 0 0 1
Gabriel Mercedes DOM 0 1 0 1
Luguelín Santos DOM 0 1 0 1
Pedro Nolasco DOM 0 0 1 1
Luisito Pié DOM 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Luguelín Santos DOM 2 0 0 2
Juan Solano DOM 0 1 0 1
Fany Chalas DOM 0 0 1 1
María Gabriela Brugal DOM 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Roque Muñoz 1983—2008
Luis Mejía Oviedo 2017—