Samoa

Overview

NOCSamoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers18

Participants

Olympic Games 53
Youth Olympic Games 5

Description

Formerly called Western Samoa, Samoa has competed at the Olympic Games of 1984, and has not been absent since. The Pacific country has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Ele Opeloge, a 2008 weightlifter, came close to being Samoa’s first medallist when she missed the bronze medal in the women’s super-heavyweight by just one kilogram, but more than eight years later she became the first medalist for her country and this without competing in the 2016 Games. After two of the medalist of her event have been disqualified after the re-testing of their samples, Opeloge moved up to silver.

Participated as

Edition Name
1984 Summer Olympics Western Samoa
1988 Summer Olympics Western Samoa
1992 Summer Olympics Western Samoa
1996 Summer Olympics Western Samoa
All other editions Samoa

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 0 8 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 8 2 10 Results
Boxing 17 0 17 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 3 0 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 9 2 11 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

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

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ele Opeloge SAM 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total

IOC Members

Paul Wallwork 1987—1999