Kenya

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee Kenya
Flagbearers40

Participants

Olympic Games 516
Youth Olympic Games 35

Description

The Kenyan National Olympic Committee was founded on 14 February 1955 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC session in Paris on 17 June of the same year. In 1956 it made its Olympic début and since then it has been absent only from the Olympics of 1976 and 1980, both of which it boycotted. Kenya has won 103 Olympic medals through 2020, with 31 gold. In 1966 the Olympic Committee of Kenya was awarded with the Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy.

Kenya has won seven medals in boxing but all of its other medals are due to its excellent runners, the most outstanding of these having been Kip Keino. Kenya first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1998, when their sole representative, Philip Boit, competed in cross-country skiing. Boit was the nephew of former Kenyan middle-distance Olympian, Mike Boit, and again competed at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. Sabrina Simader was Kenya’s first female Winter Olympian, in Alpine skiing at PyeongChang in 2018.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 1 25 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 0 27 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 0 37 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 3 39 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 55 2 57 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 5 61 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 70 4 74 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 9 49 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 42 10 52 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 22 56 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 24 46 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 28 18 46 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 5 10 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 20 47 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 19 5 24 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 33 79 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Archery 1 2 3 Results
Athletics 214 76 290 Results
Boxing 51 1 52 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Hockey 69 0 69 Results
Judo 8 0 8 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 12 24 Results
Sailing 4 0 4 Results
Shooting 19 0 19 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 4 9 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 19 19 Results
Weightlifting 7 1 8 Results
Wrestling 4 0 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 10 8 18 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 0 12 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 6 1 13
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 6 16
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 2 9
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 2 9
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 0 3 6
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 7 13
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 2 8
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 4 9
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 2 7
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 3 8
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 2 7
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 30 37 29 96
Boxing 1 1 5 7

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 5 2 4 11

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kip Keino KEN 2 2 0 4
Ezekiel Kemboi KEN 2 0 0 2
David Rudisha KEN 2 0 0 2
Vivian Cheruiyot KEN 1 2 1 4
Eliud Kipchoge KEN 1 1 1 3
Charles Asati KEN 1 1 0 2
Munyoro Nyamau KEN 1 1 0 2
Brimin Kipruto KEN 1 1 0 2
Julius Sang KEN 1 0 1 2
Naftali Temu KEN 1 0 1 2
Pamela Jelimo KEN 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gladys Chesir KEN 1 0 0 1
Virginia Nyambura KEN 1 0 0 1
Peter Matheka Mutuku KEN 1 0 0 1
Roseline Chepngetich KEN 1 0 0 1
Gilbert Kwemoi Soet KEN 1 0 0 1
Winfred Mbithe KEN 0 1 0 1
Amos Kirui KEN 0 1 0 1
Alphas Leken Kishoyian KEN 0 0 1 1
Damaris Muthee KEN 0 0 1 1
William Mbevi Mutunga KEN 0 0 1 1
Moses Koech KEN 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Reggie Alexander 1960—1990
Charles Mukora 1990—1999
Kip Keino 2000—2010
Kip Keino 2010—
Paul Tergat 2013—