Nicaragua

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Nicaragüense
Flagbearers24

Participants

Olympic Games 95
Youth Olympic Games 7

Description

Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized their National Olympic Committee (formed 1959) on 25 May 1959 at the IOC session in Munich, Nicaragua did not compete at the 1960 or 1964 Olympics, and it was not until 1968 that they first competed at the Olympic Games. Apart from boycotting the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Nicaragua’s Olympic participation has been continuous since 1968. The country has never competed in the Olympic Winter Games. Its best Olympic performance occurred in 1996, fittingly in the country’s national sport, baseball. The Nicaraguan team made the semi-finals, and eventually placed fourth. Several Nicaraguan baseball players have played in the Major Leagues, most notably Dennis Martínez (a non-Olympian), who pitched for various clubs from 1976-98, winning 245 games.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 1 26 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 18 7 25 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 20 0 20 Results
Boxing 14 0 14 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 4 0 4 Results
Shooting 3 1 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 4 11 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 7 3 10 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

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