Gabon

Overview

NOCComité National Olympique Gabonais
Flagbearers20

Participants

Olympic Games 48
Youth Olympic Games 5

Description

Gabon formed a National Olympic Committee (NOC) on 9 February 1965. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed recognition trice before they granted provisional recognition on 9 May 1967 at the IOC session in Teheran. After the statutes were modified, the NOC was fully recognized by the IOC at a meeting on 28 December 1967, but Gabon did not compete at the Olympics until 1972. Gabon has competed at ten Olympic Games, those of 1972, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. It has never had an athlete compete at the Olympic Winter Games. Gabon athletes have competed in six sports – track & field athletics, boxing, football, judo, swimming, and taekwondo. In 2012 Anthony Obame won the first ever medal for Gabon with silver in the men’s heavyweight taekwondo.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 2 21 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 6 5 11 Results
Boxing 12 0 12 Results
Football (Football) 15 0 15 Results
Judo 3 4 7 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Taekwondo 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 1 2 3 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Taekwondo 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anthony Obame GAB 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total