Belgium

History

Belgium made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1900. The nation missed the next games, but returned in 1908 and has competed ever since. Belgium hosted the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp. The nation competes with a decent sized team, but more recently competed with around a 100 in the past three games and in a variety of sports including cycling and equestrian along with team sports such as field hockey and historically water polo.

Belgium has earned medals at every Summer Olympics it has competed in with the exception of the 1932 games. They have won a total of 148 medals in 18 sports, including the defunct sport of tug of war. The most successful sports include cycling (26) and archery (20) while 12 medals were also won in athletics, equestrian and judo. The most successful athlete was archer Hubert van Innis whom won 10 medals at the 1900 and 1920 games. During the 2016 Olympics Belgium won six medals.

Qualified Quotas

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Emma Passchaert