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Barbados at the Olympics


Barbados at the Olympics

Barbados at the Olympic Games

Flag of Barbados
IOC code  BAR
NOC Barbados Olympic Association
Olympic history
Summer Games
Other related appearances
British West Indies (1960)

Barbados first competed at the Summer Olympic Games in 1968, and has participated in each Games since then, missing only the 1980 Summer Olympics by participating in the American-led boycott of those games. The country's only Olympic medal to date is a bronze won by sprinter Obadele Thompson in the men's 100 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Barbados competed as part of the West Indies Federation in 1960. Barbadian athlete James Wedderburn was part of the 4 x 400m relay team which won the bronze medal that year.[1]

Barbados has never competed in the Winter Olympic Games.


  • Medal tables 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
  • List of medalists 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1960 Rome as part of the  British West Indies (BWI)
1964 Tokyo did not participate
1968 Mexico City 9 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 13 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 11 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 16 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 17 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 17 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 13 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 18 0 0 1 1 71
2004 Athens 10 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 8 0 0 0 0
2012 London 6 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 1 136

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Thompson, ObadeleObadele Thompson 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 100 metres

See also


  1. ^ Barbados Olympic Association
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