Samoa (SAM)

Overview

NOCSamoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Flagbearers21

Participants

Olympic Games 58
Youth Olympic Games 22

Description

Samoa called Western Samoa until 1997, first competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and not missed an Olympic Games since. The Pacific country has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Ele Opeloge, a 2008 weightlifter, originally came close to being Samoa’s first medallist when she missed the bronze medal in the women’s super-heavyweight by just one kilogram. However, more than eight years later she became the first medalist for Samoa, with a silver, when two of the medalists in her event were disqualified after re-testing of their samples.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Western Samoa Olympic Games 8 0 8 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Western Samoa Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Western Samoa Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Western Samoa Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 4 1 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Samoa Youth Olympic Games 1 2 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Samoa Youth Olympic Games 1 1 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Samoa Youth Olympic Games 15 2 17 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Samoa Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 8 2 10 Results
Boxing 19 0 19 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 4 0 4 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 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
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 2 1 3 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 12 0 12 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 0 2 2 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

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

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

IOC Members

Paul Wallwork 1987—1999