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Countries Who Have Never Won a Summer Olympic Medal

The following countries have never won a medal in the Summer Olympic Games.

The ultimate goal of athletes and countries competing in the Summer Olympic Games is to return home with a medal. Many countries have enjoyed success in these competitions, but more than 70 countries have never won a single medal in the Summer Olympics. A few countries who have never won a Summer Olympic medal are highlighted below.

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Albania

Albania has participated in 8 Summer Olympic Games since 1972. Albanian athletes usually compete in wrestling, track, swimming, weightlifting, and shooting events. The National Olympic Committee of Albania has represented the Albanian team since 1972. The highest number of athletes representing Albania in a single Summer Olympics is 11, which occurred in 2008 and 2012. Other Games have included fewer than ten Albanian olympic competitors, and only a single athlete participated in the 2006 and 2010 Summer Olympics. Despite competing in 8 Games, Albania has never won a medal.

Andorra

Since its debut in 1976, Andorra has participated in all 11 Summer Olympic Games. Andorran athletes compete in events such as cycling, athletics, judo, swimming, and shooting. The Comite Olimpic Andorra has represented the Andorra Olympic team since 1976. The number of athletes representing Andorra in the Summer Olympics has ranged from 2 to 8. Despite participating in all Games since 1976, Andorra has never won a medal, a fact often attributed to the small number of athletes the country sends to each competition.

Angola

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was the 9th time Angola had participated in the Games. Angola first began competing in 1980, but the country did not participate in the 1984, in support of the Soviet boycott. The nation competes in various events including athletics, swimming, shooting, sailing, handball, judo, and rowing. Angola sent the most athletes (26) of all central African nations to the 2016 Olympic Games. However, despite participating in a total of 9 Summer Olympic Games, Angola has never won a medal.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island country located between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The country has participated in 10 Olympic Games since 1976, missing only the 1980 competition as part of the American-led boycott. Athletes from Antigua and Barbuda have competed in track and swimming events in the Summer Olympics, but never won a medal.

Conclusion

The analysis above suggests sending a small number of athletes is a contributing factor as to why none of the countries have won any medals. The Olympic Games are extremely competitive and a country must have many players participating in various events to increase their chances of winning a medal.

Countries Who Have Never Won a Summer Olympic Medal

Rank´╗┐Countries Who Have Never Won a Summer Olympics Medal
1Albania
2Andorra
3Angola
4Antigua and Barbuda
5Aruba
6Bangladesh
7Belize
8Benin
9Bhutan
10Bolivia
11Bosnia and Herzegovinia
12Brunei
13Burkina Faso
14Cambodia
15Cape Verde
16Central African Republic
17Chad
18Comoros
19Congo
20Democratic Republic of the Congo
21Dominica
22El Salvador
23Equatorial Guinea
24Federated States of Micronesia
25Fiji
26Gambia
27Guinea
28Guinea-Bissau
29Honduras
30Kiribati
31Kosovo
32Laos
33Lesotho
34Liberia
35Libya
36Liechtenstein
37Madagascar
38Malawi
39Maldives
40Mali
41Malta
42Mauritania
43Monaco
44Myanmar
45Nauru
46Nicaragua
47Oman
48Palau
49Palestine
50Papua New Guinea
51Rwanda
52Saint Lucia
53Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
54San Marino
55Sao Tome and Principe
56Seychelles
57Sierra Leone
58Somalia
59South Sudan
60Swaziland
61Timor-Leste
62Turkmenistan
63Tuvalu
64Vanautu
65Yemen

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