Uganda

Overview

NOCUganda Olympic Committee
Flagbearers32

Participants

Olympic Games 178
Youth Olympic Games 12

Description

Uganda formed a British Empire Games Committee in 1953 which became the National Olympic Committee in 1955 and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 24 January 1956 at the IOC session in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Uganda, still a British protectorate as it did only obtain independence on 9 October 1962, competed at the Olympics for the first time in 1956. Its participation was continuous through 1972 – the highlight that year being John Akii-Bua winning the first Ugandan gold medal with his world record performance in the 400 metre hurdles. In 1976, after the overthrow of Idi Amin, and joining in the African boycott, Uganda did not participate at Montréal. It did compete, however, in both 1980 and 1984, and all subsequent Olympics. Uganda has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Ugandan athletes have won seven Olympic medals, three in track & field athletics and four in boxing. In 2012 Stephen Kiprotich won the second gold medal for Uganda after winning the men’s marathon.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 2 13 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 2 33 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 2 26 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 4 24 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 3 10 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 4 13 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 4 15 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 7 21 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 60 21 81 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 58 0 58 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Hockey 17 0 17 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 6 3 9 Results
Table Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Weightlifting 5 1 6 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 4 2 6 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 0 1 3
Boxing 0 3 1 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 1 2

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
John Akii-Bua UGA 1 0 0 1
Stephen Kiprotich UGA 1 0 0 1
Leo Rwabwogo UGA 0 1 1 2
John Mugabi UGA 0 1 0 1
Eridadi Mukwanga UGA 0 1 0 1
Davis Kamoga UGA 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Geofrey Balimumiti UGA 0 1 0 1
Zakaria Kiprotich UGA 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Frank Nyangweso 1988—2011
William Frederick Blick 2018—