Zambia at the Olympics

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Zambia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Zambia
IOC code  ZAM
NOC National Olympic Committee of Zambia
Website www.nocz.co.zm
Olympic history
Summer Games

*As Northern Rhodesia

Other related appearances
Rhodesia (1960)

Zambia participated for the first time at the Olympic Games under the current name in 1968, and has since taken part in every Summer Olympic Games with the exception of 1976. Previously, it competed as Northern Rhodesia in 1964 and under the banner of Rhodesia in 1960. Zambia has never sent athletes to compete in the Winter Olympic Games.

Zambian athletes have won two medals in two sports. Boxer Keith Mwila won the country's first Olympic medal, a bronze, in the light flyweight category at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and twelve years later, Samuel Matete secured the silver medal in the men's 400 metres hurdles.

The National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) was created in 1951 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1963.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Italy 1960 Rome as part of  Rhodesia (RHO)
Japan 1964 Tokyo 12 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 7 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 14 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 40 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles 16 0 0 1 1 43
South Korea 1988 Seoul 31 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 9 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 8 0 1 0 1 61
Australia 2000 Sydney 8 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 6 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 8 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 7 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Total 0 1 1 2 118

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 0 1 0 1
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 0 0 1 1
Total 0 1 1 2

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Matete, SamuelSamuel Matete United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
 Bronze Mwila, KeithKeith Mwila United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Light flyweight (–48 kg)

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