Qatar

Overview

NOCQatar Olympic Committee
Flagbearers21

Participants

Olympic Games 141
Youth Olympic Games 33

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Qatar was formed on 14 March 1979 and provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1980 at the IOC session in Moskva. Qatar made its initial Olympic appearance in Los Angeles in 1984 with a team of eight track & field athletes, a football (soccer) team, and four shooters. Qatar has appeared at every Olympics since. The Gulf nation won its first Olympic medal in 1992 when Mohamed Sulaiman finished third in the men’s 1,500 metres in track & field athletics. In 2000, Asaad Said Saif added another bronze, won in the 105 kg class weightlifting. At recent Olympics, Qatar has fielded a number of athletes that have been “obtained” from other nations, notably Kenyan runners and Bulgarian weightlifters. The aforementioned Asaad Said Saif, for examples, was born under the name Angel Popov. In 2012 two more bronze medals have been won by Nasser Al-Attiya in the men’s skeet shooting and Mutaz Essa Barshim in the men’s high junp. Qatar has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Doha, Qatar bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, but was eliminated before the final vote.

Qatar has competed in 8 Olympic Games with 108 athletes but no women athletes and this has become of a point of contention with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Women have not been allowed to compete for Qatar because of religious restrictions. This is in violation of the Olympic Charter, but no sanctions have been made as of May 2012. Finally four female athletes competed in London and Bahya Al-Hamad became the first Qatari woman to represent her country at the Olympics.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 0 24 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 28 0 28 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 0 17 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 0 20 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 4 12 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 19 2 21 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 35 2 37 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 58 2 60 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Boxing 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 4 0 4 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Football (Football) 31 0 31 Results
Handball 15 0 15 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 7 1 8 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 1 6 Results
Table Tennis 2 1 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 4 0 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Athletics 5 0 5 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 3 0 3 Results
Handball 14 0 14 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 0 3 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 2 3
Shooting 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 1 0 3

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mutaz Essa Barshim QAT 0 1 1 2
Nasser Al-Attiya QAT 0 0 1 1
Mohamed Suleiman QAT 0 0 1 1
Asaad Said Saif QAT 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Owaab Barrow QAT 1 0 0 1
Abdelaziz Mohamed QAT 1 0 0 1
Hamza Driouch QAT 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

HH Sheikh Al-Thani 2002—