Marshall Islands (MHL)

Overview

NOCMarshall Islands National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers9

Participants

Olympic Games 13
Youth Olympic Games 13

Description

The Marshall Islands was elected as the 203rd National Olympic Committee at the 118th IOC Session in Torino on 9 February 2006. Their case was initially taken up in 1993 by Paul Wallwork, formerly the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member to Samoa, but the IOC’s original response was that, as citizens of the Marshall Islands carry USA passports, the United States could, in effect, send a second team to the Olympics. This unusual reply completely overlooked the fact that other territories (e.g. Guam, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, and American Samoa) were in a similar situation but had already been accorded membership in the IOC. The Marshall Islands finally competed in 2008 at Beijing with five athletes, and has also competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
2008 Summer Olympics Marshall Islands Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Marshall Islands Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Marshall Islands Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Marshall Islands Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Marshall Islands Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Marshall Islands Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Marshall Islands Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 3 2 5 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 3 6 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 2 5 Results
Weightlifting 2 1 3 Results
Wrestling 2 1 3 Results