United Republic of Tanzania (TAN)

Overview

NOCTanzania Olympic Committee
Flagbearers29

Participants

Olympic Games 112
Youth Olympic Games 12

Description

Tanganyika formed the Tanganyika Commonwealth Games Association in 1957 which was constituted on 24 February 1958. Tanganyika became independent in 1961 and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) changed its name to Tanganyika Olympic Committee in 1963. Three athletes represented this country at the 1964 Olympic Games. Also in 1964, the former nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania and in 1967 the NOC changed its name again to Tanzania Olympic Committee.

Tanzania has competed at every Olympic Games since 1968, except for those of 1976. It has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. In 1980 at Moskva, Filbert Bayi won a silver medal in the 3,000 metres steeplechase. In 1976, Bayi had been a co-favorite with New Zealand’s John Walker in the 1,500 metres and the battle between them was anticipated to be one of the great races in track history. It never occurred as Tanzania joined the 1976 African boycott in protest of a New Zealand rugby team playing in South Africa. Tanzania’s other Olympic medal also occurred in 1980 when Suleiman Nyambui finished second in the 5,000 metres in track & field athletics.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1964 Summer Olympics Tanganyika Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1968 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1972 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 15 0 15 Results
1980 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 36 5 41 Results
1984 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 16 2 18 Results
1988 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1992 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1996 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2008 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics United Republic of Tanzania Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 52 10 62 Results
Boxing 29 0 29 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 1 4 Results

Youth Olympic Games

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

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Filbert Bayi TAN 0 1 0 1
Suleiman Nyambui TAN 0 1 0 1