Namibia

Overview

NOCNamibian National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers14

Participants

Olympic Games 40
Youth Olympic Games 36

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 (known as South-West Africa before) only became independent from South Africa 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 2012.

Participations by edition

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

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 9 6 15 Results
Boxing 12 0 12 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 1 3 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 0 1 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
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 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

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 4 0 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Frankie Fredericks NAM 0 4 0 4

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total

IOC Members

Frankie Fredericks 2004—2012
Frankie Fredericks 2012—