Somalia (SOM)

Overview

NOCSomali Olympic Committee
Flagbearers23

Participants

Olympic Games 24
Youth Olympic Games 6

Description

The first National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Somalia was formed on 12 December 1959, but this project was abandoned. In 1971 a completely new NOC was formed and this was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 22 August 1972 at the IOC Session in München. Somalia has competed at nine Olympic Games – those of 1972, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Somalia entered the 1992 Olympics but did not compete, probably because of the famine in the country. Through 2016, it has competed only in track & field athletics with 17 men and 5 women athletes, one each since 2000. Somalia has not competed in the Olympic Winter Games and has not yet won an Olympic medal. Abdi Bile, a former World Champion in the 1,500 metres, recorded the best Somali performance when he placed sixth in that event in 1996. Due to the unstable political situation in the country, many Somali athletes have fled the country and competed for other nations.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1972 Summer Olympics Somalia 3 0 3 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Somalia 7 0 7 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Somalia 5 0 5 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Somalia 4 0 4 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Somalia 1 1 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 18 5 23 Results
Boxing 0 1 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 3 3 6 Results