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iRiphabhuliki yaseNingizimu Afrika
(Republic of South Africa)

Flag of South Africa.svg
National Flag
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Location on Map
IOC Code RSA
Years Hosted Olympics none
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1904-1960, 1992-2012
Winter: 1960, 1994-2010
Medals 2008 Summer 0 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter none
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
20 24 26
National Olympic Committee
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

South Africa first participated at the Olympic Games in 1904, and sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games until 1960. After the passage of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761 in 1962 in response to South Africa's policy of apartheid, the nation was barred from the Games. (This did not, however, apply to the Paralympics. South Africa made its Paralympic Games début in 1964, and continued to compete until 1976, included, after which the Dutch Parliament declared its participation in the 1980 Summer Games would be undesirable. From then on, South Africa was absent from the Paralympics until 1992. See: South Africa at the Paralympics.[1][2])

After the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa commenced in 1990, the nation re-joined the Olympic movement. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee was created in 1991, and South Africa returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics (and the 1992 Summer Paralympics). South Africa also participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1960, and since 1994.

South African athletes have won a total of 73 medals, with athletics, boxing, and swimming as the top medal-producing sports. The most recent Medal was won by the Men's Lightweight Four Rowing Team of Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and James Thompson on the 2 August 2012 at the 2012 London Olympics.

Medalists

Summer Games

Medal Name Games Sport Event
Gold Reggie Walker 1908 London Athletics Men's 100 metres
Silver Template:Sortname 1908 London Athletics Men's Marathon
Gold Template:Sortname 1912 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon
Gold Template:Sortname 1912 Stockholm Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial
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1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles Outdoor
Gold Template:Sortname 1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Outdoor
Silver Template:Sortname 1912 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon
Silver Template:Sortname 1912 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Outdoor
Gold Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Athletics Men's 400 Metres
Gold Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Boxing Men's Bantamweight
Gold Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Tennis Men's Singles
Silver Template:Sortname
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1920 Antwerp Athletics Men's 400 Metres Relay
Silver Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial
Silver Template:Sortname
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1920 Antwerp Cycling Men's Tandem
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1920 Antwerp Shooting Men's Team 600 Metres Military Rifle
Bronze Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Athletics Men's 800m
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1920 Antwerp Cycling Team Pursuit
Bronze Template:Sortname 1920 Antwerp Tennis Men's Singles
Gold Template:Sortname 1924 Paris Boxing Men's Bantamweight
Silver Template:Sortname 1924 Paris Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles
Bronze Template:Sortname 1924 Paris Athletics Men's 10 Kilometer Walk
Gold Template:Sortname 1928 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles
Bronze Template:Sortname 1928 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Bantamweight
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1928 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Gold Template:Sortname 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's lightweight
Gold Template:Sortname 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1932 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 80m hurdles
Bronze Template:Sortname 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's middleweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1932 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 400m freestyle
Silver Template:Sortname 1936 Berlin Boxing Men's featherweight
Gold Template:Sortname 1948 London Boxing Men's lightweight
Gold Template:Sortname 1948 London Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
Silver Template:Sortname 1948 London Boxing Men's featherweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1948 London Boxing Men's heavyweight
Gold Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Athletics Women's high jump
Gold Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
Silver Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100m
Silver Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's light-middleweight
Silver Template:Sortname
Thomas Shardelow
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's 2000m tandem
Silver Template:Sortname
Robert Fowler
Thomas Shardelow
Alfred Swift
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's team pursuit (4000m)
Bronze Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's flyweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's featherweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's heavyweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
Bronze Template:Sortname 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Boxing Men's heavyweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Boxing Men's light-welterweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
Bronze Template:Sortname
Jeanette Myburgh
Natalie Myburgh
Susan Elizabeth Roberts
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Swimming Women's 4x100m freestyle relay
Silver Template:Sortname 1960 Rome Boxing Men's heavyweight
Bronze Template:Sortname 1960 Rome Athletics Men's 400m
Bronze Template:Sortname 1960 Rome Boxing Men's featherweight
Silver Template:Sortname 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 10,000m
Silver Template:Sortname
Piet Norval
1992 Barcelona Tennis Men's doubles
Gold Template:Sortname 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's marathon
Gold Template:Sortname 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
Gold Template:Sortname 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200m breaststroke
Silver Template:Sortname 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 800m
Bronze Template:Sortname 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
Silver Template:Sortname 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's high jump
Silver Template:Sortname 2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
Bronze Template:Sortname 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
Bronze Template:Sortname 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw
Bronze Template:Sortname 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
Gold Template:Sortname
Ryk Neethling
Roland Mark Schoeman
Darian Townsend
2004 Athens Swimming Men's 4x100m freestyle relay
Silver Template:Sortname 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m
Silver Template:Sortname 2004 Athens Athletics Women's high jump
Silver Template:Sortname 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 100m freestyle
Bronze Template:Sortname
Ramon di Clemente
2004 Athens Rowing Men's coxless pair
Bronze Template:Sortname 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m freestyle
Silver Template:Sortname 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's long jump
Gold Template:Sortname 2012 London Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke
Gold Template:Sortname 2012 London Swimming Men's 200m butterfly
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2012 London Rowing Men's Lightweight Four

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 St. Louis 0 0 0 0
1908 London 1 1 0 2
1912 Stockholm 4 2 0 6
1920 Antwerp 3 4 3 10
1924 Paris 1 1 1 3
1928 Amsterdam 1 0 2 3
1932 Los Angeles 2 0 3 5
1936 Berlin 0 1 0 1
1948 London 2 1 1 4
1952 Helsinki 2 4 4 10
1956 Melbourne 0 0 4 4
1960 Rome 0 1 2 3
1964 Tokyo did not participate
1968 Mexico City did not participate
1972 Munich did not participate
1976 Montreal did not participate
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul did not participate
1992 Barcelona 0 2 0 2
1996 Atlanta 3 1 1 5
2000 Sydney 0 2 3 5
2004 Athens 1 3 2 6
2008 Beijing 0 1 0 1
2012 London 3 0 0 3
Total 23 24 26 73

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 6 2 6 14
Athletics 6 11 6 23
Boxing 6 4 9 19
Tennis 3 2 1 6
Cycling 1 4 3 8
Rowing 1 0 1 2
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Total 23 24 26 73

See also

References

  1. "'The Netherlands against Apartheid' - 1970s", International Institute of Social History
  2. South Africa at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
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