Malawi (MAW)

Overview

NOCMalawi Olympic Committee
Flagbearers23

Participants

Olympic Games 63
Youth Olympic Games 12

Description

In 1953, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was formed. It consisted of the colonies Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Of these three, Southern Rhodesia had earlier appeared at the Olympics in 1928, but the new federation founded its own National Olympic Committee. The nation first participated in the 1960 Roma Olympics, sending a team of 14 competitors, although it is not known if any of them were from Nyasaland. The Federation soon broke up and Nyasaland became Malawi.

Founded in early 1968, Malawi’s National Olympic Committee was initially granted only provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 19 August 1968 which was confirmed at the IOC session in Mexico City in October 1968. Full recognition followed at the IOC session in Luxembourg in September 1971. Malawi first competed at the 1972 Olympic Games, but was absent in 1976 and 1980. Since 1984, it has been present at each Olympics. Malawi has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games and, through 2016, has never won an Olympic medal. In 1984, Peter Ayesu, a flyweight boxer, won two matches and lost one, to finish equal fifth of 32 competitors, the best finish ever by a Malawian Olympian.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 13 3 16 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Malawi Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Malawi Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Malawi Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Malawi Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 22 9 31 Results
Boxing 15 0 15 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 6 0 6 Results
Judo 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 5 9 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 5 2 7 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 3 4 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results