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Kiribati at the Olympics


Kiribati at the Olympics

Kiribati at the Olympic Games

Flag of Kiribati
IOC code  KIR
NOC Kiribati National Olympic Committee
Olympic history
Summer Games

The island nation of Kiribati first participated in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. It has competed at every Summer games since then but has not yet entered the Winter Olympics.

After participating in the 2004 Summer games. The country's name was notably mispronounced by officials in all three languages -French, English and Greek- during the opening ceremony.[1] Its delegation consisted of weightlifter Meamea Thomas and sprinters Kakianako Nariki (Kiribati's first Olympic competitor) and Kaitinano Mwemweata.


  • Medal tables 1
  • Flag bearers 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Medal tables

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2004 Athens 3 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 2 0 0 0 0
2012 London 3 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 -

Flag bearers

External links

  • "Kiribati's Olympic adventure", Andrew Fraser, BBC, August 3, 2004
  • IOC page


  1. ^ Lopresti, Mike (19 August 2004). "Small step at Olympics is giant leap for tiny island nation".  
  2. ^ "Kiribati in Olympic debut". Fox Sports Pulse. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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