DR Congo at the Olympics

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DR Congo at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
IOC code  COD
NOC Comité Olympique Congolais
Olympic history
Summer Games
* As Zaire

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) first participated at the Olympic Games in 1968, when it was known as Congo Kinshasa. The nation's next Olympic appearance was sixteen years later in 1984, when it was known as Zaire. The nation has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, but has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games. By the 2000 Games, the nation was once again designated Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As of 2013, no athlete from DR Congo has ever won an Olympic medal, making it the second most populous country in the world never to have done so, after Bangladesh.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for DR Congo was created in 1963 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1968.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 5 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich Did not participate
Canada 1976 Montreal
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles 8 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul 15 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 17 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 14 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 3 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 4 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 5 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 4 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

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