Zambia

History

Zambia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 as Northern Rhodesia and has competed as Zambia since 1968 and in all subsequent Olympics, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the African boycott. The nation sends a small delegation with fewer than 10 athletes participating at each recent Olympics. The athletes generally compete in athletics, boxing, judo and swimming. Zambia has won two medals in its history. Boxer Keith Mwila won bronze in the men’s light flyweight at the 1984 Olympics and hurdler Samuel Matete won silver in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 1996 Olympics.

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