Barbados was first at the Summer Olympic Games in 1968.
The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Barbados was BAD. It is now is BAR.
Athletes from Barbados have been in each Games since then, missing only the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics. The country's only Olympic medal is a bronze won by sprinter Obadele Thompson at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Barbados was part of the West Indies Federation in 1960. Barbadian athlete James Wedderburn was part of the 4 × 400 m relay team which won the bronze medal that year.
Barbados has never been in the Winter Olympic Games.