Namibia (NAM)

Overview

NOCNamibian National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers17

Participants

Olympic Games 47
Youth Olympic Games 47

Description

Namibia’s National Olympic Committee was founded on 28 May 1990 and fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its summer session in Birmingham on 16 June 1991. This was an unexpected move by the IOC as Namibia (previously known as South-West Africa) became independent from South Africa only on 21 March 1990 and South Africa was still banned from the Olympic movement at that time. Namibia competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games where sprinter Frankie Fredericks won two silver medals at each Olympics, earning all of Namibia’s four Olympic medals. In 2004, he became the nation’s first IOC member. Namibia has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games, but has competed at all Summer Games between 1992 and 2016.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1992 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Namibia Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Namibia Youth Olympic Games 6 24 30 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 4 6 10 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Namibia Youth Olympic Games 0 11 11 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Namibia Olympic Games 5 6 11 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 10 8 18 Results
Boxing 12 0 12 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 1 2 3 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Football (Football) 0 18 18 Results
Hockey 5s 0 9 9 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 5 0 5

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Frankie Fredericks NAM 0 4 0 4
Christine Mboma NAM 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Quinn Reddig NAM 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Frankie Fredericks 2004—2012
Frankie Fredericks 2012—