Ghana at the Olympics

Eddie_Blay graphicGhana first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, when it was known by the colonial name of Gold Coast. The nation has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then, missing the 1956 Games, boycotting the 1976 Games in protest of the participation of New Zealand (who still had sporting links with apartheid South Africa), and joining the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Ghana participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Vancouver in 2010. Ghanaian athletes have won a total of four Olympics medals, three in boxing, and a bronze medal by the under-23 Ghana national football team in 1992.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

GamesAthletes Gold Silver Bronze TotalRank
1952 Helsinki 7 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne did not participate
1960 Rome 15 0 1 0 1 32
1964 Tokyo 42 0 0 1 1 35
1968 Mexico City 31 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 35 0 0 1 1 43
1976 Montreal did not participate
1980 Moscow
1984 Los Angeles 23 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 18 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 37 0 0 1 1 54
1996 Atlanta 35 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 22 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 29 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 9 0 0 0 0
2012 London 9 0 0 0 0
Total0134112

 

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