Suriname

Overview

NOCSurinaams Olympisch Comité
Flagbearers29

Participants

Olympic Games 33
Youth Olympic Games 14

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Suriname was formed in 1956, but as only the national football federation was affiliated the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected recognition. After more federations became affiliated recognition by the IOC followed on 25 May 1959 at the IOC session in Munich. Suriname has competed at 11 Olympic Games since its début in 1968, missing only the 1980 Moscow Olympics. In 1960, Suriname sent one athlete to the Olympics, Wim Essajas. Essajas was entered in the 800 metres but, after being told the heats were in the afternoon, slept through the heats which were held that morning. One Surinamese athlete, Anthony Nesty, is responsible for both medals won at the Olympics by the South American country. A swimmer, Nesty won a gold medal in the 1988 100 metre butterfly – in a shock upset over Matt Biondi – and a bronze medal in the same event in 1992.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 9 4 13 Results
Badminton 3 0 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 4 0 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 4 12 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 3 2 5 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 3 5 Results
Taekwondo 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anthony Nesty SUR 1 0 1 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Miguel van Assen SUR 1 0 0 1