Belgium at the Olympics

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Belgium has been in most Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Belgium is BEL.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Athletes from Belgium competed for the first time was at the 1900 Games. The nation was host to the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. Belgian athletes have won 142 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another five at the Winter Olympic Games.

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

List of medalists[change | edit source]

Summer Olympics[change | edit source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
11 Gold Delarge, JeanJean Delarge 1924 Paris Boxing Men's welterweight
11 Gold Delporte, CharlesCharles Delporte 1924 Paris Fencing Men's épée individual
22 Silver Hoevenaers, HenriHenri Hoevenaers 1924 Paris Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
22 Silver Hoevenaers, HenriHenri Hoevenaers
Alphonse Parfondry
Jean Van Den Bosch
1924 Paris Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
22 Silver Anspach, PaulPaul Anspach
Joseph De Craecker
Charles Delporte
Orphile Fernand De Montigny
Ernest Gevers
Léon Tom
1924 Paris Fencing Men's épée team
22 Silver Beurain, DésiréDésiré Beurain
Charles Crahay
1924 Paris Fencing Men's foil team
33 Bronze Beecken, Joseph JulesJoseph Jules Beecken 1924 Paris Boxing Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Daghelinckx, Gustave LéonardGustave Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Ferdinand Saive
Jean Van Den Bosch
1924 Paris Cycling (Track) Men's team pursuit (4000m)
33 Bronze Van Damme, MauriceMaurice Van Damme 1924 Paris Fencing Men's foil individual
22 Silver Spapen, EdmondEdmond Spapen 1928 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Bantamweight Freestyle
33 Bronze Steyaert, LéonardLéonard Steyaert 1928 Amsterdam Boxing Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Anthony, GeorgesGeorges Anthony
François De Coninck
Léon Flament
1928 Amsterdam Rowing Men's pair-oared shell with coxswain
33 Bronze Garrebeek, AugusteAuguste Garrebeek
Armand Putzeys
François Vandermotte
1936 Berlin Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
33 Bronze National water polo team
Blitz, GerardGerard Blitz, Albert Casteleyns, Pierre Coppieters, Henri Disy, Joseph De Combe, Henri De Pauw, Fernand Issele, Edmond Michiels, Henri Stoelen
1936 Berlin Water polo Men's competition
11 Gold Reiff, GastonGaston Reiff 1948 London Athletics Men's 5,000m
11 Gold Wouters, LodeLode Wouters
Leon Delathouwer
Eugene Van Rososbroeck
1948 London Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
22 Silver Vissers, JosephJoseph Vissers 1948 London Boxing Men's lightweight
22 Silver Nihant, PierrePierre Nihant 1948 London Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
33 Bronze Gailly, EtienneEtienne Gailly 1948 London Athletics Men's marathon
33 Bronze Wouters, LodeLode Wouters 1948 London Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
33 Bronze Bru, RaymondRaymond Bru
Georges Camille De Bourgignon
Henri Paternoster
André Van De Werve De Vorsselaer
Paul Louis Jean Valcke
Edouard Yves
1948 London Fencing Men's foil team
11 Gold Noyelle, AndréAndré Noyelle 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
11 Gold Noyelle, AndréAndré Noyelle
Robert Grondelaers
Lucien Victor
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
22 Silver Grondelaers, RobertRobert Grondelaers 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
22 Silver Michel, JulesJules Michel
Robert Baetens
1952 Helsinki Rowing Men's coxless pair
22 Silver Nelis, AndréAndré Nelis 1956 Melbourne Sailing Men's finn
22 Silver Mewis, JosephJoseph Mewis 1956 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Featherweight Freestyle
22 Silver Moens, RogerRoger Moens 1960 Rome Athletics Men's 800m
22 Silver Sterckx, LeoLeo Sterckx 1960 Rome Cycling (Track) Men's individual spring
33 Bronze van den Berghen, WillyWilly van den Berghen 1960 Rome Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
33 Bronze Nelis, AndréAndré Nelis 1960 Rome Sailing Men's finn
11 Gold Roelants, GastonGaston Roelants 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's 3000m steeplechase
11 Gold Sercu, PatrickPatrick Sercu 1964 Tokyo Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
33 Bronze Godefroot, WalterWalter Godefroot 1964 Tokyo Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
22 Silver Reding, SergeSerge Reding 1968 Mexico City Weightlifting Men's heavyweight
33 Bronze Goens, DanielDaniel Goens
Robert Van Lancker
1968 Mexico City Cycling (Track) Men's 2000m tandem
22 Silver Puttemans, EmielEmiel Puttemans 1972 Munich Athletics Men's 10,000m
22 Silver Lismont, KarelKarel Lismont 1972 Munich Athletics Men's marathon
22 Silver Van Damme, IvoIvo Van Damme 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 800m
22 Silver Van Damme, IvoIvo Van Damme 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 1,500m
22 Silver Vaarten, MichelMichel Vaarten 1976 Montreal Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
33 Bronze Lismont, KarelKarel Lismont 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's marathon
11 Gold Van de Walle, RobertRobert Van de Walle 1980 Moscow Judo Men's half-heavyweight
11 Gold Ilegems, RogerRoger Ilegems 1984 Los Angeles Cycling (Track) Men's points race
22 Silver Deloof, Pierre MariePierre Marie Deloof
Dirk Crois
1984 Los Angeles Rowing Men's double sculls
33 Bronze Haesebrouck, AnnAnn Haesebrouck 1984 Los Angeles Rowing Women's single sculls
33 Bronze Lempereur, IngridIngrid Lempereur 1984 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 200m breaststroke
33 Bronze Van de Walle, RobertRobert Van de Walle 1988 Seoul Judo Men's half-heavyweight
33 Bronze Peeters, FransFrans Peeters 1988 Seoul Shooting Men's trap
22 Silver Bredael, AnneliesAnnelies Bredael 1992 Barcelona Rowing Women's single sculls
33 Bronze Mathy, CedricCedric Mathy 1992 Barcelona Cycling (Track) Men's points race
33 Bronze Rakels, HeidiHeidi Rakels 1992 Barcelona Judo Women's middleweight
11 Gold Werbrouck, UllaUlla Werbrouck 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's half-heavyweight
11 Gold Deburghgraeve, FrederikFrederik Deburghgraeve 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke
22 Silver Vandecaveye, GellaGella Vandecaveye 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's half-middleweight
22 Silver Godefroid, SébastienSébastien Godefroid 1996 Atlanta Sailing Men's finn
33 Bronze Van Barneveld, HarryHarry Van Barneveld 1996 Atlanta Judo Men's heavyweight
33 Bronze Lomba, MarisabelMarisabel Lomba 1996 Atlanta Judo Women's lightweight
22 Silver Meirhaeghe, FilipFilip Meirhaeghe 2000 Sydney Cycling (Mountain bike) Men's cross-country
22 Silver De Wilde, EtienneEtienne De Wilde
Matthew Gilmore
2000 Sydney Cycling (Track) Men's madison
33 Bronze Simons, AnnAnn Simons 2000 Sydney Judo Women's extra-lightweight
33 Bronze Vandecaveye, GellaGella Vandecaveye 2000 Sydney Judo Women's half-middleweight
33 Bronze Callens, ElsEls Callens
Dominique Van Roost
2000 Sydney Tennis Women's doubles
11 Gold Henin-Hardenne, JustineJustine Henin-Hardenne 2004 Athens Tennis Women's singles
33 Bronze Merckx, AxelAxel Merckx 2004 Athens Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
33 Bronze Heylen, IlseIlse Heylen 2004 Athens Judo Women's half-lightweight
11 Gold Hellebaut, TiaTia Hellebaut 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's high jump
22 Silver Borlée, OliviaOlivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 4x100m relay
22 Silver Lionel Cox 2012 London Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone
33 Bronze Van Snick, CharlineCharline Van Snick 2012 London Judo Women's 48 kg
33 Bronze Van Acker, EviEvi Van Acker 2012 London Sailing Laser Radial

Winter Olympics[change | edit source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
33 Bronze Mulder, CharlesCharles Mulder
René Mortiaux
Paul Van den Broeck
Victor Verschueren
Henri Willems
1924 Chamonix Bobsleigh Four-man
33 Bronze van Zeebroeck, RobertRobert van Zeebroeck 1928 St. Moritz Figure skating Men's individual
11 Gold Lannoy, MichelineMicheline Lannoy
Pierre Baugniet
1948 St. Moritz Figure skating Pairs
22 Silver Houben, MaxMax Houben
Freddy Mansveld
Louis-Georges Niels
Jacques Mouvet
1948 St. Moritz Bobsleigh Four-man
33 Bronze Veldkamp, BartBart Veldkamp 1998 Nagano Speed skating Men's 5000 metres

Medal tables[change | edit source]

Medals by Summer Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens did not participate
1900 Paris 5 5 5 15
1904 St. Louis did not participate
1908 London 1 5 2 8
1912 Stockholm 2 1 3 6
1920 Antwerp (host nation) 14 11 11 36
1924 Paris 3 7 3 13
1928 Amsterdam 0 1 2 3
1932 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0
1936 Berlin 0 0 2 2
1948 London 2 2 3 7
1952 Helsinki 2 2 0 4
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 0 2 0 2
1960 Rome 0 2 2 4
1964 Tokyo 2 0 1 3
1968 Mexico City 0 1 1 2
1972 Munich 0 2 0 2
1976 Montreal 0 3 3 6
1980 Moscow 1 0 0 1
1984 Los Angeles 1 1 2 4
1988 Seoul 0 0 2 2
1992 Barcelona 0 1 2 3
1996 Atlanta 2 2 2 6
2000 Sydney 0 2 3 5
2004 Athens 1 0 2 3
2008 Beijing 1 1 0 2
2012 London 0 1 2 3
Total 37 52 53 142

Medals by Winter Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 1 1
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 1 1
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 1 1 0 2
1952 Oslo 0 0 0 0
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley did not participate
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1968 Grenoble did not participate
1972 Sapporo 0 0 0 0
1976 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1984 Sarajevo 0 0 0 0
1988 Calgary 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 0 0 0 0
1994 Lillehammer 0 0 0 0
1998 Nagano 0 0 1 1
2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 0 0
2006 Turin 0 0 0 0
2010 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Total 1 1 3 5

Medals by sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Archery 11 6 3 20
Cycling 6 8 10 24
Equestrian 4 2 6 12
Athletics 3 6 2 11
Fencing 3 3 4 10
Sailing 2 4 3 9
Judo 2 1 8 11
Shooting 1 4 3 8
Weightlifting 1 2 1 4
Boxing 1 1 2 4
Swimming 1 1 2 4
Figure skating 1 0 1 2
Football 1 0 1 2
Tennis 1 0 1 2
Rowing 0 6 2 8
Water polo 0 4 2 6
Wrestling 0 3 0 3
Bobsleigh 0 1 1 2
Gymnastics 0 1 1 2
Field hockey 0 0 1 1
Speed skating 0 0 1 1
Tug of war 0 0 1 1
Total 38 53 56 147

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