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Kenya at the
Olympics
Flag of Kenya.svg
IOC code KEN
NOC National Olympic Committee of Kenya
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
31 38 34 103
Summer appearances
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976–1980
  • 1984
  • 1988
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2020
Winter appearances
  • 1998
  • 2002
  • 2006
  • 2010–2014
  • 2018

Kenya at the Olympics is a history which began in 1956.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Kenya is KEN.

History

Teams from Kenya have been in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 and 1980 Games. Kenya participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2002 and 2006. Kenyan athletes have won a total of 75 medals, all in athletics and boxing.

The National Olympic Committee for Kenya is the National Olympic Committee Kenya, and was founded in 1955.

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
33 Bronze Kiprugut, WilsonWilson Kiprugut Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
11 Gold Temu, NaftaliNaftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
11 Gold Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
11 Gold Biwott, AmosAmos Biwott Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Kogo, BenjaminBenjamin Kogo Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Rudisha, DanielDaniel Rudisha
Munyoro Nyamau
Naftali Bon
Charles Asati
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
22 Silver Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
33 Bronze Temu, NaftaliNaftali Temu Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
22 Silver Kiprugut, WilsonWilson Kiprugut Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Waruinge, PhilipPhilip Waruinge Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold Asati, CharlesCharles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay
22 Silver Keino, KipchogeKipchoge Keino West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
22 Silver Jipcho, BenBen Jipcho West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Waruinge, PhilipPhilip Waruinge West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
33 Bronze Sang, JuliusJulius Sang West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
33 Bronze Boit, MikeMike Boit West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Mbugua, SamuelSamuel Mbugua West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's lightweight
33 Bronze Murunga, DickDick Murunga West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
11 Gold Korir, JuliusJulius Korir United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Musyoki, MichaelMichael Musyoki United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
33 Bronze Bilali, IbrahimIbrahim Bilali United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
11 Gold Kariuki, JuliusJulius Kariuki South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold Ngugi, JohnJohn Ngugi South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
11 Gold Ereng, PaulPaul Ereng South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
11 Gold Rono, PeterPeter Rono South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
11 Gold Wangila, RobertRobert Wangila South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
22 Silver Koech, PeterPeter Koech South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Wakiihuri, DouglasDouglas Wakiihuri South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
33 Bronze Kimeli, KipkemboiKipkemboi Kimeli South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
33 Bronze Sande, ChrisChris Sande South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
11 Gold Birir, MatthewMatthew Birir Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold Tanui, WilliamWilliam Tanui Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
22 Silver Chelimo, RichardRichard Chelimo Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
22 Silver Sang, PatrickPatrick Sang Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Bitok, PaulPaul Bitok Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
22 Silver Kiprotich, NixonNixon Kiprotich Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Mutwol, WilliamWilliam Mutwol Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Kitur, SamsonSamson Kitur Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m
11 Gold Keter, JosephJoseph Keter United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Tergat, PaulPaul Tergat United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
22 Silver Kiptanui, MosesMoses Kiptanui United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Bitok, PaulPaul Bitok United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
22 Silver Konga, PaulinePauline Konga United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
33 Bronze Kipkorir, StephenStephen Kipkorir United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
33 Bronze Onyancha, FredFred Onyancha United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Wainaina, ErickErick Wainaina United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
11 Gold Ngeny, NoahNoah Ngeny Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
11 Gold Kosgei, ReubenReuben Kosgei Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Tergat, PaulPaul Tergat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
22 Silver Kipketer, Wilson BoitWilson Boit Kipketer Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Wainaina, ErickErick Wainaina Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
33 Bronze Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
33 Bronze Chepchumba, JoyceJoyce Chepchumba Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
11 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Lagat, BernardBernard Lagat Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
22 Silver Kipruto, BriminBrimin Kipruto Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Ochichi, IsabellaIsabella Ochichi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
22 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
33 Bronze Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
11 Gold Kiprop, Asbel KiprutoAsbel Kipruto Kiprop People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 m
11 Gold Kipruto, Brimin KipropBrimin Kiprop Kipruto People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold Bungei, WilfredWilfred Bungei People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
11 Gold Wanjiru, SamuelSamuel Wanjiru People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
11 Gold Jelimo, PamelaPamela Jelimo People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
11 Gold Lagat, NancyNancy Lagat People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
22 Silver Busienei, Janeth JepkosgeiJaneth Jepkosgei Busienei People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
22 Silver Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
22 Silver Jepkorir, EuniceEunice Jepkorir People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
33 Bronze Mateelong, Richard KipkemboiRichard Kipkemboi Mateelong People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Kogo, MicahMicah Kogo People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
33 Bronze Soi, Edwin CheruiyotEdwin Cheruiyot Soi People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
33 Bronze Yego, Alfred KirwaAlfred Kirwa Yego People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Kibet, SylviaSylvia Kibet People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 metres
33 Bronze Masai, LinetLinet Masai People's Republic of China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 metres
22 Silver Kipyego, SallySally Kipyego United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
33 Bronze Cheruiyot, VivianVivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
22 Silver Jeptoo, PriscahPriscah Jeptoo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
11 Gold Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Mutai, AbelAbel Mutai United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold Rudisha, DavidDavid Rudisha United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
33 Bronze Kitum, TimothyTimothy Kitum United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
22 Silver Cheruiyot, VivianVivian Cheruiyot United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
33 Bronze Longosiwa, ThomasThomas Longosiwa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5000 m
22 Silver Kirui, AbelAbel Kirui United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
33 Bronze Kipsang Kiprotich, WilsonWilson Kipsang Kiprotich United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
33 Bronze Milcah Chemos Cheywa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
33 Bronze Pamela Jelimo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m
11 Gold


David Rudisha Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 m
11 Gold


Conseslus Kipruto Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase
11 Gold


Eliud Kipchoge Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Marathon
11 Gold


Faith Kipyegon Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 1500 m
11 Gold


Jemimah Sumgong Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's Marathon
11 Gold


Vivian Cheruiyot Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
22 Silver


Helen Obiri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 5000 m
22 Silver


Hyvin Jepkemoi Kiyeng Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 3000 m steeplechase
22 Silver


Vivian Cheruiyot Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 10000 m
22 Silver


Boniface Mucheru Tumuti Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
22 Silver


Paul Tanui Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10000 m
22 Silver


Julius Yego Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's Javelin
33 Bronze Margaret Wambui Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 m

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