Barbados made its first Summer Olympic Games appearance in 1968 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States-led boycott. However, they did compete in 1960 with Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as the British West Indies. The nation typically sends a small team of around ten athletes to each game, competing in athletics, shooting and swimming and historically in cycling and sailing. The nation’s only medal was a bronze in athletics at the 2000 Olympics where Obadele Thompson finished third in the men’s 100m event.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Mario Burke
Men’s 200m Mario Burke
Men’s 400m Jonathan Jones
Men’s 110m Hurdles Shane Brathwaite

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Tristan Evelyn
Women’s 400m Sada Williams
Women’s 400m Hurdles Tia-Adana Belle