Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Overview

NOCSaudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Flagbearers22

Participants

Olympic Games 149
Youth Olympic Games 14

Description

Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 7 October 1965 at the IOC session in Madrid, Saudi Arabia has competed at every Olympic Games since 1972, with the exception of 1980. It has never competed in the Olympic Winter Games. Saudi Arabia, which has never entered any female competitors, won its first two Olympic medals at Sydney in 2000. Hadi Soua’an Al-Somaily won a silver in the men’s 400 metre hurdles, and Khaled Al-Eid won an equestrian bronze in individual show jumping.

Through 2008, Saudi Arabia has competed in 9 Olympic Games with 131 athletes but no women athletes and this has become of a point of contention with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC has had discussions with Saudi Arabia about having female competitors in 2012, but the Saudi Arabian government recently announced that they would not allow this, because of religious restrictions against women competing in sports. This is in complete violation of the Olympic Charter, but no sanctions have been made as of May 2012. Finally two female athletes competed in London and Wojdan Shaherkani became the first Saudi woman to represent her country at the Olympics.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 0 14 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 0 37 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 29 0 29 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 18 0 18 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 0 14 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 1 9 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 2 18 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 3 10 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 5 0 5 Results
Athletics 60 2 62 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 9 0 9 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 7 0 7 Results
Fencing 8 1 9 Results
Football (Football) 30 0 30 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Shooting 10 0 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 0 4 Results
Table Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 7 0 7 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 8 0 8 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Equestrian Jumping 0 0 2 2

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Equestrian Jumping 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily KSA 0 1 0 1
Ramzy Al-Duhami KSA 0 0 1 1
Khaled Al-Eid KSA 0 0 1 1
Kamal Bahamdan KSA 0 0 1 1
Prince Abdullah Al-Saud KSA 0 0 1 1
Abdullah Sharbatly KSA 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Dalma Malhas KSA 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

HRH Prince Faisal 1983—1999
HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal 2002—2014
HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal 2015—
Reema Al-Saud 2020—