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Brazil at the Olympics

Brazil at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  BRA
NOC Brazilian Olympic Committee
Website (Portuguese)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Brazil first participated at the Olympic Games in 1920,[1] and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the 1928 Games. Brazil has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1992, though to this date no Brazilian athlete has won a medal in winter sports.

Brazilian athletes have won a total of 108 medals, with volleyball, sailing and judo as the top medal-producing sports. 2012 was the year with more medals, 17, and 2004 had the most golds with 5. Furthermore, Vanderlei de Lima, the long-distance runner attacked during the marathon in Athens, has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal.

The National Olympic Committee for Brazil is the Brazilian Olympic Committee, and was created in 1914 and recognized in 1935. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been elected as host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics in 2009. This will be the first time Brazil- or any country in South America in general- will host the games. [2]


  • Medal tables 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by Winter Games 1.2
    • Medals by Summer Sport 1.3
    • Medals by gender 1.4
    • Medals by individual 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Medal tables

Red border color indicates tournament will be held on home soil.

Medals by individual

Main article: List of Olympic medalists for Brazil

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee. This is a list of people who have won one or more Olympic gold medals and three or more Olympic medals for Brazil.

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Robert Scheidt Sailing 1996–2012 5 M 2 2 1 5
2 Torben Grael Sailing 1984–2004 6 M 2 1 2 5
3 Marcelo Ferreira Sailing 1992–2004 4 M 2 0 1 3
4 Dante Amaral Volleyball 2000-2012 4 M 1 2 0 3
Gilberto Godoy Filho Volleyball 2000-2012 4 M 1 2 0 3
Rodrigo Santana Volleyball 2004-2012 3 M 1 2 0 3
Sérgio Santos Volleyball 2004-2012 3 M 1 2 0 3
8 Emanuel Rego Beach Volleyball 1996-2012 5 M 1 1 1 3
Ricardo Santos Beach Volleyball 2000-2012 4 M 1 1 1 3
10 César Cielo Filho Swimming 2008–2012 2 M 1 0 2 3
Hélia Souza Volleyball 1992–2008 5 F 1 0 2 3
Rodrigo Pessoa Equestrian 1992–2012 6 M 1 0 2 3
Medals won by Brazil between 1896 and 2012.

See also


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  2. ^ "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews -". Time. 2009-09-25. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
  • "Brazilian Olympic Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
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