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Brazil first participated at the Olympic Games in 1920,[1] after missing the previous five Summer editions. The country has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1928 Games. As of 2016, Brazilian athletes have won a total of 129 medals in 15 different Summer sports. Brazil has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1992, though to this date no Brazilian athlete has won an Olympic medal in winter sports. The country's best result at the Winter Olympics was a ninth-place finish achieved by snowboarder Isabel Clark Ribeiro at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Since Brazil is mostly a tropical nation, the country's most important results so far have been achieved at the Summer editions.

Brazil at the
Olympics
Flag of Brazil.svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br (in Portuguese)
Medals
Gold
30
Silver
36
Bronze
63
Total
129
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Volleyball (indoor and beach volley), sailing and judo are Brazil's top medal-producing sports in the Summer editions. Brazil has hosted the Summer Olympic Games once, in 2016. This edition marked the country's most successful participation at the Summer Olympics to date, earning seven gold medals and nineteen medals overall. Brazil's previous best result had been five gold medals earned at the 2004 edition, in Athens, and seventeen medals overall, earned at the 2012 edition, in London. One athlete from Brazil has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal: Vanderlei de Lima, a long-distance runner who was attacked by a spectator during the men's marathon at the 2004 edition in Athens, Greece, when he was leading the race. Lima lost two places, winning the bronze medal. In spite of the situation, he still celebrated the third-place, showing good sportsmanship.[2]

The National Olympic Committee for Brazil is the Brazilian Olympic Committee. The entity was created in 1914 and recognized in 1935. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was the host city to the 2016 Summer Olympics. This marked the first time that any country in South America has hosted the games.[3] This also marks the first time that a lusophone country hosted any edition of the Olympic Games. Rio was only the second city in Latin America to host the Summer Olympics, after Mexico City in 1968, and Brazil was only the second country of the southern hemisphere to host the Olympics, after Australia in 1956 and 2000. Brazil has never hosted a winter edition of the Olympic Games.

Medals won by Brazil between 1896 and 2012.

Hosted GamesEdit

Brazil has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 5 – 21 August 207 11,303 306

Unsuccessful BidsEdit

Games City Winner of bid
1936 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro Berlin, Germany
2000 Summer Olympics Brasília[a] Sydney, Australia
2004 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro Athens, Greece
2012 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro London, United Kingdom

Medal tablesEdit

Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

List of medalistsEdit

All athletes with two golds and athletes with three or more medalsEdit

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee, this is a list of all athletes with two gold medals and all the athletes who have won three or more Olympic medals representing Brazil. The list is sorted by most gold medals, most silver medals, most bronze medals.


Rank Athlete Sex Sport Gold Silver Bronze Games       Total
1 Robert Scheidt M   Sailing 2 2 1   1996 Atlanta 1 0 0 5
  2000 Sydney 0 1 0
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
  2008 Beijing 0 1 0
  2012 London 0 0 1
2 Sérgio Santos M   Volleyball 2 2 0   2004 Athens 1 0 0 4
  2008 Beijing 0 1 0
  2012 London 0 1 0
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 0 0
3 Torben Grael M   Sailing 2 1 2   1984 Los Angeles 0 1 0 5
  1988 Seoul 0 0 1
  1996 Atlanta 1 0 0
  2000 Sydney 0 0 1
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
4 Marcelo Ferreira M   Sailing 2 0 1   1996 Atlanta 1 0 0 3
  2000 Sydney 0 0 1
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
5 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva M   Athletics 2 0 0   1952 Helsinki 1 0 0 2
  1956 Melbourne 1 0 0
Giovane Gávio M   Volleyball 2 0 0   1992 Barcelona 1 0 0 2
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
Maurício Lima M   Volleyball 2 0 0   1992 Barcelona 1 0 0 2
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
Paula Pequeno W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
Thaísa Menezes W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
Fabiana Claudino W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
Jaqueline Carvalho W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
Sheilla Castro W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
Fabiana de Oliveira W   Volleyball 2 0 0   2008 Beijing 1 0 0 2
  2012 London 1 0 0
14 Gilberto Godoy Filho M   Volleyball 1 2 0   2004 Athens 1 0 0 3
  2008 Beijing 0 1 0
  2012 London 0 1 0
Rodrigo Santana M   Volleyball 1 2 0   2004 Athens 1 0 0 3
  2008 Beijing 0 1 0
  2012 London 0 1 0
Dante Amaral M   Volleyball 1 2 0   2004 Athens 1 0 0 3
  2008 Beijing 0 1 0
  2012 London 0 1 0
Bruno Rezende M   Volleyball 1 2 0   2008 Beijing 0 1 0 3
  2012 London 0 1 0
  2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 0 0
18 Ricardo Santos M   Beach volleyball 1 1 1   2000 Sydney 0 1 0 3
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
  2008 Beijing 0 0 1
Emanuel Rego M   Beach volleyball 1 1 1   2004 Athens 1 0 0 3
  2008 Beijing 0 0 1
  2012 London 0 1 0
20 Hélia Souza W   Volleyball 1 0 2   1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 3
  2000 Sydney 0 0 1
  2008 Beijing 1 0 0
Rodrigo Pessoa M   Equestrian 1 0 2   1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 3
  2000 Sydney 0 0 1
  2004 Athens 1 0 0
César Cielo Filho M   Swimming 1 0 2   2008 Beijing 1 0 1 3
  2012 London 0 0 1
23 Gustavo Borges M   Swimming 0 2 2   1992 Barcelona 0 1 0 4
  1996 Atlanta 0 1 1
  2000 Sydney 0 0 1
24 Isaquias Queiroz M   Canoeing 0 2 1   2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 2 1 3

FlagbearersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bid cancelled following IOC inspection.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olimpíadas de Antuérpia, 1920 - UOL Esporte". Olimpiadas.uol.com.br. 1920-04-20. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ Ball, Off The. "Will anyone at the Rio Olympics claim the fourth type of medal?". Off The Ball.
  3. ^ "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com". Time. 2009-09-25.

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