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Belgium at the
Olympics
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be (in Dutch and French)
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
46
Silver
58
Bronze
61
Total
165
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Belgium has competed at most editions of the Olympic Games after making its first appearance at the 1900 Games. The nation was host to the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.

The National Olympic Committee for Belgium was created and recognized in 1906.

Hosted Games

Belgium has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1920 Summer Olympics Antwerp 20 April – 12 September 29 2,626 156

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

List of medalists

Summer Olympics

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (July 2021)
Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Emmanuel Foulon 1900 Paris Archery Sur la Perche à la Herse
 Gold Hubert Van Innis 1900 Paris Archery Au Cordon Doré 33 metres
 Gold Hubert Van Innis 1900 Paris Archery Au Chapelet 33 metres
 Gold Aimé Haegeman 1900 Paris Equestrian Jumping
 Gold Constant van Langhendonck 1900 Paris Equestrian Long jump
 Gold Georges Nagelmackers 1900 Paris Equestrian Mail coach
 Silver Émile Druart 1900 Paris Archery Sur la Perche à la Herse
 Silver Hubert Van Innis 1900 Paris Archery Au Cordon Doré 50 metres
 Silver Hubert Van Innis 1900 Paris Archery Championnat du Monde
 Silver Georges Van Der Poele 1900 Paris Equestrian Jumping
 Silver 1900 Paris Rowing Men's eight
 Silver 1900 Paris Water polo Water polo
 Silver René Guyot 1900 Paris Shooting Men's trap
 Bronze Louis Glineur 1900 Paris Archery Sur la Perche à la Pyramide
 Bronze Georges Van Der Poele 1900 Paris Equestrian High jump
 Bronze Charles Paumier du Verger 1900 Paris Shooting 300 metre free rifle, standing
 Bronze Paul Van Asbroeck 1900 Paris Shooting 300 metre free rifle, three positions
 Gold Paul Van Asbroeck 1908 London Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol
 Silver Oscar de Somville, Marcel Morimont, Georges Mys,
Rémy Orban, Rodolphe Poma, Oscar Taelman,
Alfred Van Landeghem, Polydore Veirman, François Vergucht
1908 London Rowing Men's eight
 Silver Léon Huybrechts, Louis Huybrechts,
Henri Weewauters
1908 London Sailing 6 m class
 Silver Réginald Storms 1908 London Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol
 Silver René Englebert, Charles Paumier du Verger,
Réginald Storms, Paul Van Asbroeck
1908 London Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol, team
 Silver 1908 London Water polo Men's tournament
 Bronze Joseph Werbrouck 1908 London Cycling Men's 20 km
 Bronze Paul Anspach, Désiré Beaurain,
Ferdinand Feyerick, François Rom
1908 London Fencing Men's team épée
 Gold Paul Anspach 1912 Stockholm Fencing Men's épée
 Gold Paul Anspach, Henri Anspach, Robert Hennet, Fernand de Montigny, Jacques Ochs, François Rom, Gaston Salmon and Victor Willems 1912 Stockholm Fencing Men's team épée
 Silver Polydore Veirman 1912 Stockholm Rowing Men's single sculls
 Bronze Emmanuel de Blommaert 1912 Stockholm Equestrian Individual jumping
 Bronze Philippe Le Hardy De Beaulieu 1912 Stockholm Fencing Men's épée
 Bronze 1912 Stockholm Water polo Men's tournament
 Gold Edmond Cloetens 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual fixed large bird
 Gold Edmond Cloetens
Louis van de Perck
Firmin Flamand
Edmond van Moer
Joseph Hermans
Auguste van de Verre
1920 Antwerp Archery Men's team fixed large bird
 Gold Edmond Cloetens
Louis van de Perck
Firmin Flamand
Edmond van Moer
Joseph Hermans
Auguste van de Verre
1920 Antwerp Archery Men's team fixed small bird
 Gold Edmond van Moer 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's Individual fixed small bird
 Gold Hubert Van Innis
Alphonse Allaert
Edmond de Knibber
Louis Delcon
Jérome de Mayer
Pierre van Thielt
Louis Fierens
Louis van Beeck
1920 Antwerp Archery Men's team moving bird 33 m
 Gold Hubert Van Innis
Alphonse Allaert
Edmond de Knibber
Louis Delcon
Jérome de Mayer
Pierre van Thielt
Louis Fierens
Louis van Beeck
1920 Antwerp Archery Men's team moving bird 50 m
 Gold Hubert Van Innis 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual moving bird 28 m
 Gold Hubert Van Innis 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual moving bird 33 m
 Gold Henry George 1920 Antwerp Cycling Men's 50 km
 Gold Daniel Bouckaert 1920 Antwerp Equestrian Individual vaulting
 Gold Daniel Bouckaert
Louis Finet
Maurice Van Ranst
van Schauwbroeck
Albert van Cauwenberg[1]
1920 Antwerp Equestrian Team vaulting
 Gold 1920 Antwerp Football Men's tournament
 Gold Emile Cornellie
Florimond Cornellie
Frédéric Bruynseels
1920 Antwerp Sailing Men's 6 m class
 Gold Frans de Haes 1920 Antwerp Weightlifting Featherweight
 Silver Louis van de Perck 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual fixed large bird
 Silver Louis van de Perck 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual fixed small bird
 Silver Hubert Van Innis
Alphonse Allaert
Edmond de Knibber
Louis Delcon
Jérome de Mayer
Pierre van Thielt
Louis Fierens
Louis van Beeck
1920 Antwerp Archery Men's team moving bird 28 m
 Silver Hubert Van Innis 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual moving bird 50 m
 Silver Roger Moeremans d'Emaüs
Oswald Lints
Jules Bonvalet
Jacques Misonne
1920 Antwerp Equestrian Team jumping
 Silver Paul Anspach
Léon Tom
Ernest Gevers
Félix Goblet D'aviella
Victor Boin
Joseph De Craecker
Philippe Le Hardy De Beaulieu
Fernand de Montigny
1920 Antwerp Fencing Men's team épée
 Silver 1920 Antwerp Gymnastics Men's team all-around
 Silver Léon Huybrechts
Charles van den Bussche
John Klotz
1920 Antwerp Sailing 6 m class (1919 rating)
 Silver Albert Bosquet
Joseph Cogels
Emile Dupont
Henri Quersin
Louis van Tilt
Edouard Fesinger
1920 Antwerp Shooting Men's Team clay pigeons
 Silver Albert Durant
Gérard Blitz
Maurice Blitz
Joseph Pletincx
Paul Gailly
Pierre Nijs
René Bauwens
Pierre Dewin
1920 Antwerp Water polo Men's team competition
 Silver Louis Williquet 1920 Antwerp Weightlifting Men's lightweight
 Bronze Firmin Flamand 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual fixed large bird
 Bronze Joseph Hermans 1920 Antwerp Archery Men's individual fixed small bird
 Bronze Albert de Buinne
André Vercruysse
Jean Janssens
Albert Wyckmans
1920 Antwerp Cycling Men's Team Time Trial
 Bronze Roger Moeremans d'Emaüs
Oswald Lints
Jules Bonvalet
Jacques Misonne
1920 Antwerp Equestrian Men's Team three-day event
 Bronze Louis Finet 1920 Antwerp Equestrian Individual vaulting
 Bronze 1920 Antwerp Gymnastics Men's team Swedish system
 Bronze 1920 Antwerp Field hockey Men's tournament
 Bronze Albert Grisar
Willy de l'Arbre
Léopold Standaert
Henri Weewauters
Georges Hellebuyck
1920 Antwerp Sailing 8 metre class (1919 rating)
 Bronze Gerard Blitz 1920 Antwerp Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke
 Bronze Men's team 1920 Antwerp Tug of war Men's
 Bronze Georges Rooms 1920 Antwerp Weightlifting Men's lightweight
 Gold Jean Delarge 1924 Paris Boxing Men's welterweight
 Gold Charles Delporte 1924 Paris Fencing Men's épée
 Gold Léon Huybrechts 1924 Paris Sailing Monotype Class
 Silver Henri Hoevenaers 1924 Paris Cycling (Road) Men's individual time trial
 Silver Henri Hoevenaers
Auguste Parfondry
Jean Van Den Bosch
1924 Paris Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
 Silver Paul Anspach
Joseph De Craecker
Charles Delporte
Fernand de Montigny
Ernest Gevers
Léon Tom
1924 Paris Fencing Men's team épée
 Silver Désiré Beaurain
Charles Crahay
Fernand de Montigny
Maurice Van Damme
Marcel Berré
Albert De Roocker
1924 Paris Fencing Men's team foil
 Silver Joseph De Combe 1924 Paris Swimming Men's 200 m breaststroke
 Silver 1924 Paris Water polo Men's team competition
 Silver Pierre Ollivier 1924 Paris Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight
 Bronze Joseph Jules Beecken 1924 Paris Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saive
Jean Van Den Bosch
1924 Paris Cycling Men's team pursuit
 Bronze Maurice Van Damme 1924 Paris Fencing Men's foil
 Silver Edmond Spapen 1928 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight
 Bronze Léonard Steyaert 1928 Amsterdam Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Georges Anthony
François de Coninck
Léon Flament
1928 Amsterdam Rowing Men's coxed pair
 Bronze Auguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeys
François Vandermotte
1936 Berlin Cycling (Road) Men's team road race
 Bronze 1936 Berlin Water polo Men's team competition
 Gold Gaston Reiff 1948 London Athletics Men's 5,000 m
 Gold Léon Delathouwer
Eugène van Roosbroeck
Lode Wouters
1948 London Cycling Men's team road race
 Silver Pierre Nihant 1948 London Cycling (Track) Men's 1,000 m time trial
 Silver Joseph Vissers 1948 London Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Etienne Gailly 1948 London Athletics Men's marathon
 Bronze Lode Wouters 1948 London Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
 Bronze Paul Valcke
André van de Werve de Vorsselaer
Georges de Bourguignon
Raymond Bru
Edouard Yves
Henri Paternoster
1948 London Fencing Men's foil team competition
 Gold André Noyelle 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
 Gold Robert Grondelaers
André Noyelle
Lucien Victor
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's team race
 Silver Robert Grondelaers 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
 Silver Bob Baetens
Michel Knuysen
1952 Helsinki Rowing Men's coxless pairs
 Silver André Nelis 1956 Melbourne Sailing Men's finn individual competition
 Silver Joseph Mewis 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight
 Silver Roger Moens 1960 Rome Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Leo Sterckx 1960 Rome Cycling (Track) Men's sprint
 Bronze Willy van den Berghen 1960 Rome Cycling (Road) Men's individual road race
 Bronze André Nelis 1960 Rome Sailing Men's finn class
 Gold Gaston Roelants 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's 3,000 m steeplechase
 Gold Patrick Sercu 1964 Tokyo Cycling (Track) Men's 1,000 m time trial
 Bronze Walter Godefroot 1964 Tokyo Cycling Men's individual road race
 Silver Serge Reding 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's heavyweight
 Bronze Daniel Goens
Robert van Lancker
1968 Mexico City Cycling Men's tandem
 Silver Emiel Puttemans 1972 Munich Athletics Men's 10,000 m
 Silver Karel Lismont 1972 Munich Athletics Men's marathon
 Silver Ivo van Damme 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 800 m
 Silver Ivo van Damme 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 1500 m
 Silver Michel Vaarten 1976 Montreal Cycling (Track) Men's 1000 m time trial
 Bronze Karel Lismont 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's marathon
 Bronze François Mathy 1976 Montreal Equestrian Individual jumping
 Bronze Edgar-Henri Cuepper
François Mathy
Stanny van Paesschen
Eric Wauters
1976 Montreal Equestrian Team jumping
 Gold Robert Van de Walle 1980 Moscow Judo Men's 95 kg
 Gold Roger Ilegems 1984 Los Angeles Cycling (Track) Men's points race
 Silver Dirk Crois
Pierre-Marie Deloof
1984 Los Angeles Rowing Men's double sculls
 Bronze Ann Haesebrouck 1984 Los Angeles Rowing Women's single sculls
 Bronze Ingrid Lempereur 1984 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 200 m breaststroke
 Bronze Robert Van de Walle 1988 Seoul Judo Men's 95 kg
 Bronze Frans Peeters 1988 Seoul Shooting Men's trap
 Silver Annelies Bredael 1992 Barcelona Rowing Women's single sculls
 Bronze Cédric Mathy 1992 Barcelona Cycling Men's points race
 Bronze Heidi Rakels 1992 Barcelona Judo Women's 66 kg
 Gold Ulla Werbrouck 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's 72 kg
 Gold Fred Deburghgraeve 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke
 Silver Gella Vandecaveye 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's 61 kg
 Silver Sébastien Godefroid 1996 Atlanta Sailing Men's finn class
 Bronze Harry Van Barneveld 1996 Atlanta Judo Men's +95 kg
 Bronze Marisabel Lomba 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's 56 kg
 Silver Filip Meirhaeghe 2000 Sydney Cycling Men's mountain biking
 Silver Etienne De Wilde
Matthew Gilmore
2000 Sydney Cycling (Track) Men's madison
 Bronze Ann Simons 2000 Sydney Judo Women's 48kg
 Bronze Gella Vandecaveye 2000 Sydney Judo Women's 63kg
 Bronze Els Callens
Dominique Van Roost
2000 Sydney Tennis Women's doubles
 Gold Justine Henin-Hardenne 2004 Athens Tennis Women's singles
 Bronze Axel Merckx 2004 Athens Cycling (Road) Men's road race
 Bronze Ilse Heylen 2004 Athens Judo Women's 52 kg
 Gold[a] Olivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m relay
 Gold Tia Hellebaut 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's high jump
 Silver Lionel Cox 2012 London Shooting Men's 50 m rifle prone
 Bronze Charline Van Snick 2012 London Judo Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Evi Van Acker 2012 London Sailing Women's laser radial
 Gold Nafissatou Thiam 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's heptathlon
 Gold Greg Van Avermaet 2016 Rio de Janeiro Cycling (Road) Men's road race
 Silver 2016 Rio de Janeiro Field hockey Men's tournament
 Silver Pieter Timmers 2016 Rio de Janeiro Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle
 Bronze Jolien D'Hoore 2016 Rio de Janeiro Cycling (Track) Women's omnium
 Bronze Dirk Van Tichelt 2016 Rio de Janeiro Judo Men's 73 kg
 Gold Nafissatou Thiam 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's heptathlon
 Gold 2020 Tokyo Field hockey Men's tournament
 Gold Nina Derwael 2020 Tokyo Gymnastics Women's uneven bars
 Silver Wout van Aert 2020 Tokyo Cycling (Road) Men's road race
 Bronze Bashir Abdi 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's marathon
 Bronze
Men's jumping team
2020 Tokyo Equestrian Men's team jumping
 Bronze Matthias Casse 2020 Tokyo Judo Men's 81 kg

Winter Olympics

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Charles Mulder
René Mortiaux
Paul van den Broeck
Victor Verschueren
Henri Willems
1924 Chamonix Bobsleigh Four/five-man
 Bronze Robert van Zeebroeck 1928 St. Moritz Figure skating Men's singles
 Gold Micheline Lannoy
Pierre Baugniet
1948 St. Moritz Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Max Houben
Freddy Mansveld
Louis-Georges Niels
Jacques Mouvet
1948 St. Moritz Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Bart Veldkamp 1998 Nagano Speed skating Men's 5,000 m
 Silver Bart Swings 2018 Pyeongchang Speed skating Men's mass start
 Gold Bart Swings 2022 Beijing Speed skating Men's Mass start
 Bronze Hanne Desmet 2022 Beijing Short track speed skating Women's 1000 metres

Summary by sport

Aquatics

Swimming

Belgium's Olympic debut included one swimmer, who entered the men's 4000 metre freestyle and did not finish the first round (semifinals).

Games Swimmers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 1/7 0 0 0 0
Total 1 2 2 5

Archery

Archery was one of the sports in which Belgium competed in the nation's first appearance in 1900. The Belgian archers took the gold medal in 3 of the 7 events in Paris, finishing with 7 medals total.

Games Archers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 18 7/7 3 3 1 7
Total 11 6 3 20

Cycling

Belgium's debut in 1900 included one cyclist.

Games Cyclists Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 1/3 0 0 0 0
Total 7 7 11 25

Equestrian

Belgium competed at the first equestrian events in 1900, winning gold medals in three of the five events.

Games Riders Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 15 5/5 3 1 1 5
Total 5 2 7 14

Fencing

Belgium's Olympic debut in 1900 included five fencers, one of whom reached the final pool but who won no medals.

Games Fencers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 5 4/7 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 4 10

Field hockey

Belgium's Olympic debut was in 1920 as the host nation. They won the bronze medal. Their best result was the gold medal in 2020.

Games Teams Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1920 Antwerp 1 1/1 0 0 1 1
1928 Amsterdam 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1936 Berlin 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1948 London 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1928 Helsinki 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 1 1/1 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 1 1/2 0 0 0 0
2012 London 2 2/2 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 1/2 0 1 0 1
2020 Tokyo 1 1/2 1 0 0 1
Total 1 1 1 3

Football

Belgium's Olympic debut in 1900 included a men's football team, which is currently recognized as bronze medalists. The team's next appearance was as the host of the 1920 Games, at which the Belgian men won gold. Belgium competed again at the next two Games (1924 and 1928), but then did not appear again until 2008. That year, Belgium reached the semifinals but then lost twice to finish fourth.

Belgium has not appeared at the Olympics in women's soccer.

Games Players Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 12 1/1 0 0 1 1
1920 Antwerp 12 1/1 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 1 2

Gymnastics

Belgium's Olympic debut in 1900 included two gymnasts who competed in the men's individual all-around.

Games Gymnasts Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 2 1/1 0 0 0 0
Total 0 1 1 2

Rowing

Belgium competed at the first Olympic rowing regatta in 1900; the Royal Club Nautique de Gand men's eight took silver.

Games Rowers Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 11 2/4 0 1 0 1
Total 0 6 2 8

Sailing

Games No. Sailors Events Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1896 Athens Scheduled but event wasn't held
1900 Paris 0 0/13 0 0 0 0
1916 St Louis Not Scheduled
1908 London 3 1/4 0 1 0 1 2
1912 Stockholm 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1916 Games Cancelled
1920 Antwerp 14 4/14 1 1 1 3 5
1924 Paris 9 3/3 1 0 0 1 2
1928 Amsterdam 6 2/3 0 0 0 0
1932 Los Angeles 0 0/4 0 0 0 0
1936 Berlin 3 2/4 0 0 0 0
1940 Games Cancelled
1944 Games Cancelled
1948 London 12 3/5 0 0 0 0
1952 Helsinki 4 2/5 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 1 1/5 0 1 0 1 7=
1960 Rome 3 2/5 0 0 1 1 8=
1964 Tokyo 1 1/5 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 3 2/5 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 4 2/6 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 3 2/6 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow 0 0/6 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 1 1/7 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 0 0/8 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 5 4/10 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 3 3/10 0 1 0 1 12=
2000 Sydney 4 4/11 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 4 4/11 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 3 2/11 0 0 0 0
2012 London 3 3/10 0 0 1 1 12=
2016 Rio 4 3/10 0 0 0 0
2020 Tokyo 4 3/10 0 0 0 0
Total 195 2 4 3 9 18

Shooting

Belgium debuted in shooting in 1900.

Games Shooters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 10 7/9 0 1 2 3
Total 1 5 3 9

See also

References

  1. ^ The IOC medal database showns two more team members van Schauwbroeck (perhaps van Schauwenbroeck)
    and van Cauwenberg (perhaps Albert van Cauwenberg), however all other serious databases show only three medalists.