Algeria at the Olympics

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Algeria at the
Olympics
Flag of Algeria.svg
IOC code ALG
NOC Algerian Olympic Committee
Website www.coa.dz
Medals
Gold
5
Silver
4
Bronze
8
Total
17
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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

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

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athletics 4 3 2 9 38
Boxing 1 0 5 6 40
Judo 0 1 1 2 41
Total 5 4 8 17

By detail

Games Athletes Sports Athletes by sport Medals Total Rank
Athletics Badminton Boxing Cycling Fencing Football Gymnastics Handball Judo Rowing Sailing Shooting Swimming Table tennis Taekwondo Tennis Volleyball Weightlifting Wrestling Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
Japan 1964 Tokyo 1 1 - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 3 2 - - 2 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Germany 1972 Munich 5 2 4 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 57 9 9 - 3 - 1 17 - 14 3 - - - 4 - - - - 3 3 - - -
United States 1984 Los Angeles 33 3 9 - 7 - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - 2 2 42
South Korea 1988 Seoul 42 7 12 - 1 2 - - - 14 5 - - - - - - 1 - 2 - - - -
Spain 1992 Barcelona 35 7 9 - 8 - - - - - 3 - - - 1 - - - 10 2 2 1 - 1 2 34
United States 1996 Atlanta 45 9 8 - 6 - 2 - - 16 6 1 - - 1 - - - - 3 2 2 - 1 3 34
Australia 2000 Sydney 47 10 21 - 7 - 2 - 1 - 7 2 - - 3 2 - - - 1 2 1 1 3 5 41
Greece 2004 Athens 62 10 21 - 7 - 7 - - - 11 1 - - 6 5 0 1 - 2 1 - - -
China 2008 Beijing 62 13 16 1 7 1 2 - - - 10 3 - - 5 1 - - 12 1 3 - 1 1 2 64
United Kingdom 2012 London 39 12 6 - 8 1 2 - - - 2 1 - 1 1 - 1 - 12 1 3 1 - - 1 50
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 65 13 16 - 8 2 2 18 2 - 5 2 3 1 1 - - - - 2 3 - 2 - 2 62
Japan 2020 Tokyo 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Total 5 4 8 17

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 Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg 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
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 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 Gouden medaille.svg Zilveren medaille.svg Bronzen medaille.svg Gouden medaille.svg Zilveren medaille.svg Bronzen medaille.svg Gouden medaille.svg Zilveren medaille.svg Bronzen medaille.svg 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 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
3 Hocine Soltani Boxing 1972 1991–2000 1 0 1 0 0 1 - - - 1 0 2 - - - 1 0 2 3

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

Flagbearers

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. 

External links

  • "Algeria". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Results and Medalists — Algeria". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Algeria". Sports-Reference.com. 
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