Zambia (ZAM)

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of Zambia
Flagbearers31

Participants

Olympic Games 172
Youth Olympic Games 42

Description

Formerly Northern Rhodesia, this nation took the name Zambia on 24 October 1964. Zambia has competed at the Olympic Games of 1968-1972, and 1980-2016. In addition, the country competed at Tokyo in 1964 as Northern Rhodesia. Zambia has never competed at the Olympic Winter Games. In 1984, Keith Mwila won a bronze medal in light-flyweight boxing, the first medal won by a Zambian athlete at the Olympics. The nation’s second Olympic medal came in 1996, when Samuel Matete finished second in the men’s 400 metre hurdles.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1964 Summer Olympics Northern Rhodesia Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 8 3 11 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 37 0 37 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 29 0 29 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 8 1 9 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Zambia Youth Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Zambia Youth Olympic Games 13 11 24 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Zambia Youth Olympic Games 11 3 14 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Zambia Olympic Games 6 21 27 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 36 10 46 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 47 0 47 Results
Fencing 0 1 1 Results
Football (Football) 32 19 51 Results
Judo 13 0 13 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 4 11 Results
Wrestling 2 0 2 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 5 2 7 Results
Badminton 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Hockey 5s 18 9 27 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 2 3 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 1 1 3

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Samuel Matete ZAM 0 1 0 1
Keith Mwila ZAM 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sydney Siame ZAM 1 1 0 2
Kennedy Luchembe ZAM 0 1 0 1
Niddy Mingilishi ZAM 0 0 1 1
Anna Howard ZAM 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Patrick Chamunda 2002—2015
Patrick Chamunda 2015—