Venezuela

Overview

NOCComité Olímpico Venezolano
Flagbearers44

Participants

Olympic Games 549
Youth Olympic Games 78

Description

Venezuela formed a National Olympic Committee on 23 December 1935, and achieved International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition in the following year. However, it was not until 1948 that Venezuelans competed at the Olympics. The Venezuelans have been represented at the Olympic Games without fail since then. It first competed in the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 when it was represented by a single female luger, and also attended the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games. Venezuela has won 12 Olympics medals: five in boxing, two in taekwondo, and one each in men’s track & field athletics, men’s shooting, men’s swimming, men’s weightlifting, and men’s fencing. Its first Olympic champion is Francisco Rodríguez, who won the light-flyweight boxing title in 1968. In 2012 Rubén Limardo won the second gold for Venezuela after winning the men’s individual épée tournament.

In 1959 the Olympic Committee of Venezuela was awarded with the Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 2 38 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 0 19 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 5 36 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 1 16 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 3 23 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 23 9 32 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 0 37 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 1 26 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 2 17 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 4 26 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 5 39 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 14 50 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 33 15 48 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 57 51 108 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 11 10 21 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 42 26 68 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 22 35 57 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 61 24 85 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Art Competitions 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 4 4 Results
Athletics 59 8 67 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 22 0 22 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Boxing 72 1 73 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 37 3 40 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 14 3 17 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 8 3 11 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 6 0 6 Results
Fencing 27 11 38 Results
Football (Football) 16 0 16 Results
Golf 1 0 1 Results
Judo 19 11 30 Results
Luge 3 1 4 Results
Rowing 2 0 2 Results
Sailing 16 0 16 Results
Shooting 31 4 35 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 15 15 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 37 15 52 Results
Table Tennis 1 4 5 Results
Taekwondo 5 2 7 Results
Tennis 4 2 6 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 11 11 22 Results
Weightlifting 11 9 20 Results
Wrestling 23 5 28 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 3 7 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 5 3 8 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Boxing 2 0 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 0 2 2 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Fencing 0 1 1 Results
Football (Football) 0 17 17 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 4 8 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Weightlifting 2 2 4 Results
Wrestling 3 2 5 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 6 2 8
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 3 3
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 1 3 2 6
Fencing 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Taekwondo 0 0 2 2
Cycling BMX Racing 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 0 3 2 5
Boxing 0 1 1 2
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Beach Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Football 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Francisco Rodríguez VEN 1 0 0 1
Rubén Limardo VEN 1 0 0 1
Pedro José Gamarro VEN 0 1 0 1
José Piñango VEN 0 1 0 1
Yulimar Rojas VEN 0 1 0 1
Yoel Finol VEN 0 1 0 1
Marcelino Bolívar VEN 0 0 1 1
Omar Catari VEN 0 0 1 1
Enrico Forcella VEN 0 0 1 1
Rafael Vidal VEN 0 0 1 1
Asnoldo Devonish VEN 0 0 1 1
Adriana Carmona VEN 0 0 1 1
Israel José Rubio VEN 0 0 1 1
Dalia Contreras VEN 0 0 1 1
Stefany Hernández VEN 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
María Simancas VEN 1 0 0 1
Carlos Claverie VEN 0 2 1 3
Cristián Quintero VEN 0 1 1 2
Samuel Zapata VEN 0 1 0 1
Robeilys Peinado VEN 0 1 0 1
Iceis Briceno VEN 0 1 0 1
Nayluisa Caceres VEN 0 1 0 1
Yenleidys Caldoza VEN 0 1 0 1
Argelis Campos VEN 0 1 0 1
Deyna Castellanos VEN 0 1 0 1
Olimar Castillo VEN 0 1 0 1
Leidy Delpino VEN 0 1 0 1
Nikol González VEN 0 1 0 1
Fátima Lobo VEN 0 1 0 1
Sandra Luzardo VEN 0 1 0 1
Greisbell Márquez VEN 0 1 0 1
María Ortegano VEN 0 1 0 1
Nathalie Pasquel VEN 0 1 0 1
Katherith Portillo VEN 0 1 0 1
Yuleisi Rivero VEN 0 1 0 1
Estefanía Sequera VEN 0 1 0 1
Hilary Vergara VEN 0 1 0 1
José Gómez VEN 0 1 0 1
Rolando Hernández VEN 0 1 0 1
Anthony Montero VEN 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Julio Bustamente 1952—1968
José Beracasa 1968—1981
José Beracasa 1981—1986
Flor Isava-Fonseca 1981—2002
Flor Isava-Fonseca 2002—2020