Kiribati at the Olympics

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Kiribati at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kiribati
IOC code  KIR
NOC Kiribati National Olympic Committee
Olympic history
Summer Games

The island nation of Kiribati first participated in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. It has competed at every Summer games since then but has not yet entered the Winter Olympics.

After participating in the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 1998, Kiribati started working towards membership of the International Olympic Committee. During a meeting of the IOC in Prague in 2003, Kiribati was accepted into the organization and was set to participate in the 2004 Summer games. The country's name was notably mispronounced by officials in all three languages -French, English and Greek- during the opening ceremony.[1] Its delegation consisted of weightlifter Meamea Thomas and sprinters Kakianako Nariki (Kiribati's first Olympic competitor) and Kaitinano Mwemweata.

Medal tables[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2004 Athens 3 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 2 0 0 0 0
2012 London 3 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 -

Flag bearers[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lopresti, Mike (19 August 2004). "Small step at Olympics is giant leap for tiny island nation". USA Today. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kiribati in Olympic debut". Fox Sports Pulse. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2014.