Ethiopia

Overview

NOCEthiopian Olympic Committee
Flagbearers32

Participants

Olympic Games 232
Youth Olympic Games 21

Description

In October 1948 the National Sports Confederation of Ethiopa (CNSE) was formed. This organisation proposed a motion for recognition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 9 December 1953 which was granted on 15 May 1954 at the IOC session in Athens. An independent Ethiopian Olympic Committee was created on 25 June 1968. Ethiopia made its first Olympic appearance in 1956. It has since missed the 1976, 1984, and 1988 Olympics, all due to political boycotts, making Ethiopia one of only three nations – with Egypt and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North) – to have boycotted three Olympic Games. Ethiopia has won 53 Olympic medals, 22 of them gold, all in track & field athletics. Its top athletes have been distance runners. Heading this list is Abebe Bikila, Olympic marathon champion in 1960 and 1964, and generally considered the greatest marathoner of all-time. Ethiopia did compete at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games, both times represented solely by cross-country skier Robel Teklemariam.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 0 31 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 39 2 41 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 6 20 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 8 18 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 11 26 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 12 26 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 13 27 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 15 33 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 6 14 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 20 37 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 119 55 174 Results
Boxing 24 0 24 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 29 0 29 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 11 8 19 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 1 7
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 3 8
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 3 2 8
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 2 7
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 0 5
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 4
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 1 3
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 5 8
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 22 11 20 53

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 5 6 2 13

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kenenisa Bekele ETH 3 1 0 4
Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 3 0 3 6
Meseret Defar ETH 2 1 0 3
Derartu Tulu ETH 2 0 1 3
Miruts Yifter ETH 2 0 1 3
Abebe Bikila ETH 2 0 0 2
Haile Gebrselassie ETH 2 0 0 2
Mamo Wolde ETH 1 1 1 3
Almaz Ayana ETH 1 0 1 2
Fatuma Roba ETH 1 0 0 1
Gezahgne Abera ETH 1 0 0 1
Million Wolde ETH 1 0 0 1
Tiki Gelana ETH 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wogene Sebisibe Sidamo ETH 1 0 1 2
Mohammed Aman ETH 1 0 0 1
Tizita Bogale ETH 1 0 0 1
Kokebe Tesfaye ETH 1 0 0 1
Yomif Kejelcha Atomsa ETH 1 0 0 1
Tsehynesh Tsenga ETH 0 1 0 1
Habtamu Jaleta ETH 0 1 0 1
Fekru Jebesa ETH 0 1 0 1
Hawi Alemu Negeri ETH 0 1 0 1
Zewdinesh Mamo Teklemaream ETH 0 1 0 1
Mulugeta Asefa Uma ETH 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Yidnekechew Tessema 1971—1987
Dagmawit Girmay Berhane 2010—2013
Dagmawit Girmay Berhane 2013—