Algeria at the
Olympics
Flag of Algeria.svg
IOC codeALG
NOCAlgerian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coa.dz
Medals
Ranked 71st
Gold
5
Silver
4
Bronze
8
Total
17
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 France (1896–1960)

Algeria first competed at the Olympic Games in 1964, and has participated in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics. Algeria has also sent athletes to the Winter Olympic Games on three occasions. The National Olympic Committee for Algeria is the Comité Olympique Algérien (Algerian Olympic Committee), founded in 1963.

History

Mustapha Moussa winning Algeria's 1st Olympic medal in Los Angeles 1984
Mustapha Moussa winning Algeria's 1st Olympic medal in Los Angeles 1984

Before independence during the French Algeria period, the Algerian athletes were participating with France, among the most famous, the gold medalists Boughera El Ouafi in 1928, Alain Mimoun in 1956 and many others.[1]

After independence in 1962, Algeria participated in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1964 Summer Olympics with gymnast Mohamed Lazhari. Algeria withdrew from the 1976 Summer Olympics due to the refusal of the IOC to ban countries who had competed in South Africa amidst its apartheid policies.[2][3] Almost every nation in Africa participated in the boycott. South Africa itself had been banned from the Olympics since 1964.

In the 1980 Summer Olympics Algeria participated for the first time in a team sport, competing in both football and handball. Their first medal came at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where Mustapha Moussa won bronze in boxing.[4][5]

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics4329
Boxing1056
Judo0112
Totals (3 sports)54817

Athletes with most medals

Only two Algerian athlete have won two medals in the history of the Olympic Games: middle-distance runner Taoufik Makhloufi and boxer Hocine Soltani.

Athlete Sport Games
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Total
Taoufik Makhloufi Athletics 20122016 1 2 0 3
Hocine Soltani Boxing 19921996 1 0 1 2

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Gold medalist

In this table (sorted by individual totals gold medals), the men who have won gold individual medals at the Olympics (but also at the World Championships).

Athlete Sport Born Period Individual Team Total
Olympics World Ch. Olympics World Ch. Individual Team Individual + Team
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Bronze medal world centered-2.svg
Gold medal olympic.svg
Silver medal olympic.svg
Bronze medal olympic.svg
Gold medal world centered-2.svg
Silver medal world centered-2.svg
Bronze medal world centered-2.svg
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Zilveren medaille.svg
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Gouden medaille.svg
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Tot.
1 Noureddine Morceli Athletics 1970 1988–1998 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
2 Taoufik Makhloufi Athletics 1988 2007– 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
3 Hassiba Boulmerka Athletics 1968 1988–1997 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
4 Hocine Soltani Boxing 1972 1991–2000 1 0 1 0 0 1 - - - 1 0 2 - - - 1 0 2 3
5 Nouria Merah-Benida Athletics 1970 1996–2006 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Mustapha Moussa United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Boxing
Men's light-heavyweight 9 August 1984
 Bronze Mohamed Zaoui United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Boxing
Men's middleweight 9 August 1984
 Gold Hassiba Boulmerka Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Women's 1500 metres 8 August 1992
 Bronze Hocine Soltani Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Boxing
Men's featherweight 7 August 1992
 Gold Noureddine Morceli United States 1996 Atlanta
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Athletics
Men's 1500 metres 3 August 1996
 Gold Hocine Soltani United States 1996 Atlanta
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Boxing
Men's lightweight 4 August 1996
 Bronze Mohamed Bahari United States 1996 Atlanta
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Boxing
Men's middleweight 1 August 1996
 Gold Nouria Merah-Benida Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Women's 1500 metres 30 September 2000
 Silver Ali Saïdi-Sief Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 5000 metres 30 September 2000
 Bronze Abderrahmane Hammad Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's high jump 24 September 2000
 Bronze Djabir Saïd-Guerni Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 800 metres 27 September 2000
 Bronze Mohamed Allalou Australia 2000 Sydney
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Boxing
Men's light-welterweight 29 September 2000
 Silver Amar Benikhlef China 2008 Beijing
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Judo
Men's -90 kg 13 August 2008
 Bronze Soraya Haddad China 2008 Beijing
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Judo
Women's -52 kg 10 August 2008
 Gold Taoufik Makhloufi United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's 1500 metres 7 August 2012
 Silver Taoufik Makhloufi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's 800 metres 15 August 2016
 Silver Taoufik Makhloufi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's 1500 metres 20 August 2016

Flagbearers

See also: List of flag bearers for Algeria at the Olympics

Algeria at the Olympic Games Football Tournament

Main article: Algeria at the Olympic Games Football Tournament

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jeux Olympiques, De Moussa à Makhloufi". La Gazette du Fennec. August 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Montreal Olympics boycott | NZHistory.net.nz, New Zealand history online". Nzhistory.net.nz. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 17 | 1976: African countries boycott Olympics". London: News.bbc.co.uk. July 17, 1976. Retrieved October 21, 2008.
  4. ^ "MMustapha Moussa, Los Angeles s'en souviendra". Liberté. Rédaction nationale. July 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mustapha Moussa, Une ancienne gloire du noble art algérien". El Watan. Halim B. October 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Dubault, Fabrice (24 January 2014). "L'histoire invraisemblable de Mehdi Khelifi privé de J.O par l'Algérie". France 3. Retrieved 24 January 2014.