Uganda (UGA)

Overview

NOCUganda Olympic Committee
Flagbearers37

Participants

Olympic Games 194
Youth Olympic Games 17

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. As it only obtained independence on 9 October 1962, Uganda, then a British protectorate, competed at the Olympic Games 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 has since appeared at all subsequent Olympics. Uganda has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games.

Ugandan athletes have won 11 Olympic medals (four gold), seven in track & field athletics (and all golds) and four in boxing. In 2012 Stephen Kiprotich won the second gold medal for Uganda after winning the men’s marathon.Tokyo 2020 brought two more golds: Peruth Chemutai won the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase, and Joshua Cheptegei won the men’s 5,000 metres (along with a silver in the 10,000 metres).

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1956 Summer Olympics Uganda 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Uganda 10 0 10 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Uganda 11 2 13 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Uganda 11 0 11 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Uganda 31 2 33 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Uganda 13 0 13 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Uganda 24 2 26 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Uganda 20 4 24 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Uganda 6 2 8 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Uganda 7 3 10 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Uganda 9 4 13 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Uganda 9 2 11 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Uganda 9 2 11 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Uganda 11 4 15 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Uganda 14 7 21 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Uganda 12 13 25 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Uganda 4 2 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Uganda 3 3 6 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Uganda 2 3 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 65 27 92 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 59 1 60 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Hockey 17 0 17 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 4 11 Results
Table Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Weightlifting 5 1 6 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 5 4 9 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 2 0 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 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 4 1 2 7
Boxing 0 3 1 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 1 2 4

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Joshua Cheptegei UGA 1 1 0 2
John Akii-Bua UGA 1 0 0 1
Stephen Kiprotich UGA 1 0 0 1
Peruth Chemutai 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
Jacob Kiplimo UGA 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sarah Chelangat UGA 1 0 0 1
Geofrey Balimumiti UGA 0 1 0 1
Zakaria Kiprotich UGA 0 0 1 1
Oscar Chelimo UGA 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Frank Nyangweso 1988—2011
William Frederick Blick 2018—2021
William Frederick Blick 2021—