Boxing at the Summer Olympics

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Boxing at the Summer Olympics
Boxing pictogram.svg
Governing body AIBA
Events 13 (men: 10; women: 3)
Games
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012 2016
Medalists

Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Beginning with the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is included in the program. Along with wrestling, it is one of only two sports that still require participants to have amateur status.

Events[edit]

The boxing competition is organized as a set of tournaments, one for each weight class. The number of weight classes has changed over the years (currently 10 for men and 3 for women), and the definition of each class has changed several times, as shown in the following table. Until 1936, weights were measured in pounds, and from 1948 onwards, weights were measured in kilograms.

Men's weight classes
1904[1] 1908 1920-1936 1948  1952-1964   1968-1980   1984-2000  2004-2008 [1] 2012 [2]
Heavyweight
+158 lb
(+71.7 kg)
Heavyweight
+175 lb
(+79.4 kg)
Heavyweight
+80 kg
Heavyweight
+81 kg
Super-Heavyweight
+91 kg
Heavyweight
81-91 kg
Light-Heavyweight
75-81 kg
Light-Heavyweight
73-80 kg
Light-Heavyweight
160-175 lb
(72.6-79.4 kg)
Middleweight
71-75 kg
Middleweight
69-75 kg
Middleweight
67-73 kg
Middleweight
147-160 lb
(66.7-72.6 kg)
Middleweight
145-158 lb
(65.8-71.7 kg)
Middleweight
140-158 lb
(63.5-71.7 kg)
Light-Middleweight
67-71 kg
Welterweight
64-69 kg
Welterweight
62-67 kg
Welterweight
63.5-67 kg
Welterweight
135-147 lb
(61.2-66.7 kg)
Welterweight
135-145 lb
(61.2-65.8 kg)
Light-Welterweight
60-64 kg
Lightweight
126-140 lb
(57.2-63.5 kg)
Light-Welterweight
60-63.5 kg
Lightweight
58-62 kg
Lightweight
125-135 lb
(56.7-61.2 kg)
Lightweight
126-135 lb
(57.2-61.2 kg)
Lightweight
57-60 kg
Lightweight
56-60 kg
Featherweight
54-58 kg
Featherweight
116-126 lb
(52.6-57.2 kg)
Featherweight
118[2]-126 lb
(53.5-57.2 kg)
Featherweight
54-57 kg
Featherweight
115-125 lb
(52.2-56.7 kg)
Bantamweight
52-56 kg
Bantamweight
51-54 kg
Bantamweight
112-118[2] lb
(50.8-53.5 kg)
Bantamweight
-116 lb
(-52.6 kg)
Bantamweight
105-115 lb
(47.6-52.2 kg)
Flyweight
49-52 kg
Flyweight
-51 kg
Flyweight
48-51 kg
Flyweight
-112 lb
(-50.8 kg)
Light-Flyweight
46-49 kg
Light-Flyweight
-48 kg
Flyweight
-105 lb
(-47.6 kg)
7 5 8 8 10 11 12 11 10
  1. ^ Boxers were allowed to compete in multiple weight classes in 1904, as long as they were not over the maximum weight for each class.
  2. ^ a b The division between Bantamweight and Featherweight was moved from 118 lb to 119 lb for 1932-1936.
Women's weight classes
2012
Middleweight
69-75 kg
Lightweight
57-60 kg
Flyweight
48-51 kg
3

Medal table[edit]

The following table is ranked by the number of golds, then silvers, then bronzes. Until 1948, losing semi-finalists held a bronze medal playoff; since 1952, both losing semi-finalists have received bronze medals.

Table correct as of the end of London 2012.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 49 23 38 110
2  Cuba (CUB) 34 19 14 67
3  Great Britain (GBR) 17 12 24 53
4  Italy (ITA) 15 15 17 47
5  Soviet Union (URS) 14 19 18 51
6  Hungary (HUN) 10 2 8 20
7  Russia (RUS) 9 5 12 26
8  Poland (POL) 8 9 26 43
9  Argentina (ARG) 7 7 10 24
10  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 6 5 6 17
11  South Africa (RSA) 6 4 9 19
12  East Germany (GDR) 5 2 6 13
13  Germany (GER) 4 9 9 22
14  France (FRA) 4 7 8 19
15  Bulgaria (BUL) 4 5 9 18
16  Thailand (THA) 4 4 6 14
17  Ukraine (UKR) 4 3 7 14
18  South Korea (KOR) 3 7 10 20
19  Canada (CAN) 3 7 7 17
20  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 2 6 11
21  China (CHN) 3 2 3 8
22  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 2 6
23  Ireland (IRL) 2 5 9 16
24  Mexico (MEX) 2 3 7 12
25  North Korea (PRK) 2 3 3 8
26  Finland (FIN) 2 1 11 14
27  Japan (JPN) 2 0 3 5
28  Romania (ROU) 1 9 15 25
29  Denmark (DEN) 1 5 6 12
30  Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 1 3 2 6
31  Mongolia (MGL) 1 2 2 5
 Norway (NOR) 1 2 2 5
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 2 2 5
34  Kenya (KEN) 1 1 5 7
35  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 4 6
36  Belgium (BEL) 1 1 2 4
37  New Zealand (NZL) 1 1 1 3
38  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 0 6 7
39  Algeria (ALG) 1 0 5 6
 West Germany (FRG) 1 0 5 6
41  Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 0 1 2
42  Sweden (SWE) 0 5 6 11
43  Nigeria (NGR) 0 3 3 6
44  Uganda (UGA) 0 3 1 4
45  Philippines (PHI) 0 2 3 5
 Turkey (TUR) 0 2 3 5
47  Spain (ESP) 0 2 2 4
48  Belarus (BLR) 0 2 0 2
49  Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 1 5 6
50  Australia (AUS) 0 2 3 5
51  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 3 4
 Egypt (EGY) 0 1 3 4
53  Chile (CHI) 0 1 2 3
 Ghana (GHA) 0 1 2 3
55  Cameroon (CMR) 0 1 1 2
 Unified Team (EUN) 0 1 1 2
57  Australasia (ANZ) 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
 Tonga (TGA) 0 1 0 1
61  Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 0 6 6
62  Colombia (COL) 0 0 3 3
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 3 3
64  India (IND) 0 0 2 2
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 2 2
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 0 2 2
67  Armenia (ARM) 0 0 1 1
 Bermuda (BER) 0 0 1 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 0 1 1
 Guyana (GUY) 0 0 1 1
 Lithuania (LTU) 0 0 1 1
 Mauritius (MRI) 0 0 1 1
 Niger (NIG) 0 0 1 1
 Pakistan (PAK) 0 0 1 1
 Syria (SYR) 0 0 1 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 0 1 1
 Uruguay (URU) 0 0 1 1
 Zambia (ZAM) 0 0 1 1
Total 239 239 415 893

Number of boxers by nation[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
 Afghanistan (AFG)       3 1 1 3
 Algeria (ALG)       2 1 2 7 6 8 6 7 7 7
 Argentina (ARG)       1 10 8 8 8 6 1
 Armenia (ARM)       4 3 1 4 4
 Australasia (ANZ)     1  
 Australia (AUS)       3 3 8 9
 Austria (AUT)       3 1 6
 Azerbaijan (AZE)       4 2
 Bahamas (BAH)       1
 Barbados (BAR)       1
 Belarus (BLR)       1 4
 Belgium (BEL)       13 10 6 8
 Botswana (BOT)       1 2
 Brazil (BRA)       6 6
 Bulgaria (BUL)       3 2
 Burkina Faso (BUR)       1
 Cameroon (CMR)       2 3
 Canada (CAN)       8 9 7 7 4 6 1 2
 Central African Republic (CAF)       1
 Chile (CHI)       4 4 4
 China (CHN)       2 2 4 3 3 6 10 7
 Republic of China (ROC)       2
 Colombia (COL)       2 5
 Croatia (CRO)       2
 Cuba (CUB)       1 6 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 11
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)       3 8
 Czech Republic (CZE)       1
 Denmark (DEN)     2   12 8 6 2 8
 Dominican Republic (DOM)       3 6
 DR Congo (COD)       1
 Ecuador (ECU)       3
 Egypt (EGY)       1 4 5 3
 Estonia (EST)       1 1 2 3
 Ethiopia (ETH)       4
 Finland (FIN)       3 2 6 1
 France (FRA)     7   15 16 8 6 6 7 9
 Gabon (GAB)       1
 The Gambia (GAM)       1 1
 Georgia (GEO)       5 2 2 2 4
 Germany (GER)       8 8 8 8 4
 Ghana (GHA)       4 6
 Great Britain (GBR)     32   16 16 8 3 8 2 7
 Greece (GRE)       1 2 1 2 2
 Grenada (GRN)       1
 Guatemala (GUA)       1
 Guinea (GUI)       1
 Haiti (HAI)       1
 Hungary (HUN)       1 4 2 6 5
 India (IND)       3 5 8
 Indonesia (INA)       2
 Iran (IRI)       5 3
 Ireland (IRL)       7 8 4 4 1 1 6 2 1 4 1 1 5 6
 Israel (ISR)       2 3 1
 Italy (ITA)       5 16 7 8 8 8 10 8 10 10 11 8 6 4 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 21
 Japan (JPN)       2 5 5 2
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)       6 10
 Kenya (KEN)       3 4
 Kiribati (KIR)       4
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)       3 5 2 1 4
 Latvia (LAT)       1 1 1 3
 Lesotho (LES)       2 3 2 1 4
 Lithuania (LTU)       2 4 1 2 2 3 6
 Luxembourg (LUX)       6 5 5 4 4 5 6
 Madagascar (MAD)       3 3 2 1 1 1 1
 Maldives (MDV)       1
 Mauritius (MRI)       3 1
 Morocco (MAR)       3
 Mexico (MEX)       4 6 4 6 3
 Moldova (MDA)       2
 Mongolia (MGL)       1 4
 Montenegro (MNE)       1 1
 Morocco (MAR)       10
 Namibia (NAM)       1 2 1 2 3 5
 Netherlands (NED)       8 9 6 8
 New Zealand (NZL)       1 2 3 3 1
 Nigeria (NGR)       1 4
 North Korea (PRK)       1 1
 Norway (NOR)       14 9 5 6 1
 Pakistan (PAK)       3
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)       1
 Philippines (PHI)       4 5 3 1
 Poland (POL)       5 4 7 6 10 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 7 8 4 5 3 2 18
 Puerto Rico (PUR)       5 5
 Rhodesia (RHO)       2
 Romania (ROU)       4 10 2
 Russia (RUS)       9 12 11 11 4
 Samoa (SAM)       1 1
 Sierra Leone (SLE)       1
 Singapore (SIN)       1
 South Africa (RSA)       7 4 6 5 6 2 1
 South Korea (KOR)       7 5
 Spain (ESP)       7 6 1
 Sri Lanka (SRI)       4 2 2 2 2 1 1
 Sweden (SWE)       5 8 3 4 2
 Switzerland (SUI)       1 7 8
 Syria (SYR)       2
 Tajikistan (TJK)       3
 Thailand (THA)       6 8
 Tunisia (TUN)       4 5
 Turkey (TUR)       6 7 3 6 4 1 8 9 7 5 10
 Turkmenistan (TKM)       1
 Uganda (UGA)       4 1
 Ukraine (UKR)       8 7
 United States (USA)     18   16 16 8 8 8 3 2 5 12 12 12 11 8 8
 Uruguay (URU)       5 7
 Uzbekistan (UZB)       10 7
 Virgin Islands (ISV)       2
 Venezuela (VEN)       4 6
 Yugoslavia (YUG)       1
 Zambia (ZAM)       1 3
Nations - - 1 4 - 12 27 29 18 31 77
Boxers - - 18 42 - 116 181 144 85 179 268 283
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 22

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