North Borneo (NBO)


NOCSabah Olympic Committee


Olympic Games 2


Borneo is one of the world’s largest islands, bordering the South China Sea. The northern section of the island was formerly an independent state called North Borneo. The National Olympic Committee (NOC) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 24 January 1956 at the IOC session in Cortina d’Ampezzo. North Borneo competed at the Olympic Games one time only, at Melbourne in 1956, when it sent two triple jumpers - Gabuh bin Piging who finished 24th and Sium bin Diau who finished 28th.

North Borneo became a part of Malaysia in 1963 after merging with Malaya, Sarawak, and Singapore, and has since competed under that name. On 5 May 1964 the NOCs of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak formed the Olympic Council of Malaysia. The northern part of the island is now divided into two states of Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, and the independent sultanate of Brunei. The southern part of the island is ruled by Indonesia and is known as Kalimantan.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1956 Summer Olympics North Borneo 2 0 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 2 0 2 Results