The Democratic Republic of the Congo was first at the Olympic Games in 1968. The nation was named Congo Kinshasa then. The nation's next Olympic appearance was in 1984, when it was named Zaire. The nation has been in every Summer Olympic Games since then. They have never been in the Winter Olympic Games. At the 2000 Games, the nation was named Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As of 2011, no athlete from DR Congo has ever won an Olympic medal.
The National Olympic Committee for DR Congo was formed in 1963 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1968.