Kuwait at the
Olympics
IOC codeKUW
NOCKuwait Olympic Committee
Websitewww.kuwaitolympic.net (in Arabic and English)
Medals
Ranked 146th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
3
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Independent Olympic Athletes (2016)

Kuwait has competed in 12 Summer Games. To date, Kuwait has won three bronze Olympic medals.

In the 1992 Barcelona Games, Kuwait received a bronze medal in the then-demonstration sport of taekwondo.[1] Their first Olympic medal was a bronze for double trap shooting, won by Fehaid Al-Deehani at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Their second was also a bronze won by Al-Deehani in the men's trap at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, Al-Deehani won the gold medal for men's double trap as an independent athlete, as the Kuwait Olympic Committee had been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the second time in five years due to governmental interference.[2][3][4]

The National Olympic Committee for Kuwait was formed in 1957. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1966, but has been suspended twice in the past ten years.

Due to its most recent suspension, Kuwait was not allowed to compete as a sovereign state at the 2016 Summer Olympics, though the nation's participants were able to compete as Independent Olympic Athletes under the Olympic flag. At those games, Kuwaiti shooters Fehaid Al-Deehani and Abdullah Al-Rashidi won a gold medal and bronze medal respectively as independent athletes.

Participation

Timeline of participation

Date Team
1968–2012  Kuwait (KUW)
2016  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) (2016)
2020–  Kuwait (KUW)

Combined medals

Combined IOC codes № Games 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Combined total
 Kuwait (KUW) 13 0 0 3 3
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) (2016) 1 1 0 1 2
Total 14 1 0 4 5

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1968 Mexico City 2 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 4 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 15 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow 56 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 23 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 25 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 32 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 25 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 29 0 0 1 1 71
2004 Athens 11 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 8 0 0 0 0
2012 London 10 0 0 1 1 79
2016 Rio de Janeiro as  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)
2020 Tokyo 10 0 0 1 1 86
2024 Paris future event
2028 Los Angeles
2032 Brisbane
Total 0 0 3 3 144

Medals by summer sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Shooting0033
Totals (1 entries)0033

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Fehaid Al-Deehani 2000 Sydney Shooting Men's double trap
 Bronze Fehaid Al-Deehani 2012 London Shooting Men's trap
 Bronze Abdullah Al-Rashidi 2020 Tokyo Shooting Men's skeet

See also

References

  1. ^ Al-Ahram Weekly On-line (28 Sep – 4 Oct 2000). "Three for the Arabs". Archived from the original on 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  2. ^ "IOC suspends Kuwait's national Olympic committee". USA Today. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee". Olympics. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Independent Olympic Athletes". Rio2016.com. Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.