The Gambia (GAM)

Overview

NOCThe Gambia National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers21

Participants

Olympic Games 33
Youth Olympic Games 11

Description

The Gambia’s National Olympic Committee was formed in 1972 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1976. The Gambia has competed continuously at the Olympic Games since 1984, but has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. The Gambia has yet to win an Olympic medal. Gambian athletes have competed in track & field athletics, boxing, judo, swimming, and wrestling at the Olympics. Their best known athlete has been 400 metre runner Dawda Jallow, who made the 1988 quarter-finals in that event, and carried The Gambian flag at the Opening Ceremonies of 1988, 1992, and 1996, but the top result of a Gambian athlete came in 2012 when Su Wai’bou Sanneh qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 100 metres.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
1988 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 8 1 9 Results
2000 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2008 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics The Gambia Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics The Gambia Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics The Gambia Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics The Gambia Youth Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 19 8 27 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 4 4 8 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results

IOC Members

Béatrice Allen 2006—2020