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Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals

Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals


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Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Nigeria are the top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals.

10 African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals


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How much do you know about Africa's history at the Summer Olympics Games? The 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad has been a part of Africa’s history since 1904. Also in Rio 2016, the first-ever Team Refugees will stand before the world and prove that you can succeed no matter where you're from.

Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals


African Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
Kenya
24
33
29
86
South Africa
23
26
27
76
Ethiopia
21
7
17
45
Egypt
7
9
10
26
Morocco
6
5
11
22
Algeria
5
2
8
15
Zimbabwe
3
4
1
8
Tunisia
3
3
4
10
Cameroon
3
1
1
5
Nigeria
2
9
12
23


 2016 summer Olympic Games protocol order for Africa


The 2016 summer Olympic Games protocol order for Africa, the protocol order is the order countries will march in during the Olympic opening ceremonies

Greece always marches first in a nod to its status as the first nation to hold both the modern and ancient versions of the Olympic Games. The host country always goes last. 

Rio 2016 organizers decided to place the team of refugee athletes next to last in protocol order, for the rest, the parade follows alphabetical order in the local tongue.

Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian long distance track athlete has three gold medals and is the current World and Olympic 10,000 meters champion.
Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian long distance track athlete
has three gold medals.
1. South Africa
2. Algeria
3. Angola
4. Benin
5. Botswana
6. Burkina Faso
7. Burundi
8. Cameroon
9. Cape Verde
10. Central African Republic
11. Comoros
12. Congo
13. Democratic Republic of the Congo
14. Côte D'ivoire
15. Djibouti
16. Egypt
17. Eritrea
18. Ethiopia
Yolande Mabika, a judoka from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, practices ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © UNHCR/Kim Badawi
Yolande Mabika, a judoka from the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
19. Gabon
20. The Gambia
21. Ghana
22. Guinea-Bissau
23. Kenya
24. Lesotho
25. Liberia
26. Libya
27. Madagascar
28. Malawi
29. Mali
30. Morocco
31. Mauritius
32. Mauritania
33. Mozambique
34. Namibia
35. Niger
36. Nigeria
37. Uganda
38. Rwanda
39. Sao Tome And Principe
Three members of the Refugee Olympic Team attend a ceremony to welcome the team to the Olympic Village. © UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau
Three members of the Refugee Olympic Team
40. Senegal
41. Seychelles
42. Sierra Leone
43. Somalia
44. South Sudan
45. Sudan
46. Swaziland
47. United Republic Of Tanzania
48. Chad
49. Togo
50. Tunisia
51. Zambia
    52. Zimbabwe


Kenya’s gold, silver and bronze medals in the summer Olympic games

London 2012 summer Olympic Games
2
4
5


Beijing 2008 summer Olympic Games
6
4
4


Athens 2004 summer Olympic Games
1
4
2

Sydney 2000 summer Olympic Games
2
3
2

Atlanta 1996 summer Olympic games
1
4
3

Barcelona 1992 summer Olympic games
2
4
2

Seoul 1988 summer Olympic games
5
2
2

Los Angeles 1984 summer Olympic games
1
0
2

Munich 1972 summer Olympic games
2
3
4

Mexico 1968 summer Olympic games
3
4
2

Tokyo 1964 summer Olympic games
0
0
1



Did you know?
At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, 10 refugee athletes from four countries will compete together as the Refugee Olympic Team. Among them are two swimmers, two judokas, a marathoner and five medium-distance runners.
Rose Nathike Lokonyen, the flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, trains in Kenya before arriving in Brazil. © UNHCR/Benjamin LoyseauSouth Sudanese runner Rose Lokonyen, will lead athletes originally from South Sudan, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia behind the flag of the International Olympic Committee as the first ever refugee Olympic team.

“Being a refugee doesn’t mean you are not a human being.”




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