Kuwait (KUW)

Overview

NOCKuwait Olympic Committee
Flagbearers26

Participants

Olympic Games 200
Youth Olympic Games 10
Other competitors with KUW nationality 2

Description

Kuwait’s National Olympic Committee was formed in 1957 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in October 1966 at the IOC session in Baden-Baden. Kuwait has competed continuously at the Olympic Games since 1968. It has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Kuwaiti athletes have won two bronze medals, both won by Fehaid Al-Deehani in 2000 double trap shooting and in 2012 trap shooting. In January 2010, the IOC briefly suspended the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee due to alleged interference from the government, after warning it and asking it to amend government legislation that allows the Kuwaiti government to be involved in elections of sporting organizations. As a result of that suspension, Kuwait had to compete at the 2010 Asian Games under the name “Athletes from Kuwait”, although the suspension was lifted and it competed at London in 2012 as Kuwait.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1968 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 56 0 56 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 25 0 25 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 32 0 32 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 25 0 25 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 29 0 29 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 10 1 11 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 8 0 8 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Kuwait Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Kuwait Youth Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Kuwait Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Kuwait Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 32 2 34 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 6 0 6 Results
Fencing 22 0 22 Results
Football (Football) 50 0 50 Results
Handball 25 0 25 Results
Judo 19 0 19 Results
Karate 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 11 1 12 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 20 2 22 Results
Table Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 4 0 4 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 0 3 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shooting 0 0 3 3

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fehaid Al-Deehani IOA
KUW
0 0 2 2
Abdullah Al-Rashidi IOA
KUW
0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Abdullah Al-Thuwaini KUW 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah 1981—1990
Sheikh Ahmed Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah 1992—