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South Africa was first at the Olympic Games in 1904, and sent athletes toevery Summer Olympic Games until 1960. After the passage of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761 in 1962 in response to South Africa's policy of apartheid, the nation was barred from the Games.

After the negotiations to end apartheid in 1990, the nation re-joined the Olympic movement. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee was formed in 1991, and South Africa returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics (and the 1992 Summer Paralympics). South Africa was also in the Winter Olympic Games in 1960, and since 1994.


Summer Games

Medal Name Games Sport Event
11 Gold Stevens, LawrenceLawrence Stevens 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's lightweight
11 Gold Carstens, DavidDavid Carstens 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
33 Bronze Clark, MarjorieMarjorie Clark 1932 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 80m hurdles
33 Bronze Peirce, ErnestErnest Peirce 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's middleweight
33 Bronze Maakal, JennyJenny Maakal 1932 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 400m freestyle
22 Silver Catterall, CharlesCharles Catterall 1936 Berlin Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold Dreyer, GeraldGerald Dreyer 1948 London Boxing Men's lightweight
11 Gold Hunter, GeorgeGeorge Hunter 1948 London Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
22 Silver Shepherd, DennisDennis Shepherd 1948 London Boxing Men's featherweight
33 Bronze Arthur, JohnJohn Arthur 1948 London Boxing Men's heavyweight
11 Gold Brand, EstherEsther Brand 1952 Helsinki Athletics Women's high jump
11 Gold Harrison, JoanJoan Harrison 1952 Helsinki Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
22 Silver Robb-Hasenjäger, DaphneDaphne Robb-Hasenjäger 1952 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100m
22 Silver Van Schalkwyk, TheunisTheunis Van Schalkwyk 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's light-middleweight
22 Silver Robinson, RaymondRaymond Robinson
Thomas Shardelow
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's 2000m tandem
22 Silver Estman, GeorgeGeorge Estman
Robert Fowler
Thomas Shardelow
Alfred Swift
1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's team pursuit (4000m)
33 Bronze Toweel, WilliamWilliam Toweel 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's flyweight
33 Bronze Leisching, LeonardLeonard Leisching 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's featherweight
33 Bronze Nieman, AndriesAndries Nieman 1952 Helsinki Boxing Men's heavyweight
33 Bronze Robinson, RaymondRaymond Robinson 1952 Helsinki Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
33 Bronze Bekker, DanielDaniel Bekker 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Boxing Men's heavyweight
33 Bronze Loubscher, HenryHenry Loubscher 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Boxing Men's light-welterweight
33 Bronze Swift, AlfredAlfred Swift 1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
33 Bronze Abernethy, MoiraMoira Abernethy
Jeanette Myburgh
Natalie Myburgh
Susan Elizabeth Roberts
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm Swimming Women's 4x100m freestyle relay
22 Silver Bekker, DanielDaniel Bekker 1960 Rome Boxing Men's heavyweight
33 Bronze Spence, Malcolm CliveMalcolm Clive Spence 1960 Rome Athletics Men's 400m
33 Bronze Meyers, WilliamWilliam Meyers 1960 Rome Boxing Men's featherweight
22 Silver Meyer, ElanaElana Meyer 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 10,000m
22 Silver Ferreira, WayneWayne Ferreira
Piet Norval
1992 Barcelona Tennis Men's doubles
11 Gold Thugwane, JosiaJosia Thugwane 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's marathon
11 Gold Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
11 Gold Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200m breaststroke
22 Silver Sepeng, HezekielHezekiel Sepeng 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 800m
33 Bronze Kriel, MarianneMarianne Kriel 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
22 Silver Cloete, HestrieHestrie Cloete 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's high jump
22 Silver Parkin, TerenceTerence Parkin 2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
33 Bronze Herbert, LlewellynLlewellyn Herbert 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
33 Bronze Kruger, FrantzFrantz Kruger 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw
33 Bronze Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
11 Gold Ferns, LyndonLyndon Ferns
Ryk Neethling
Roland Mark Schoeman
Darian Townsend
2004 Athens Swimming Men's 4x100m freestyle relay
22 Silver Mulaudzi, MbulaeniMbulaeni Mulaudzi 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m
22 Silver Cloete, HestrieHestrie Cloete 2004 Athens Athletics Women's high jump
22 Silver Schoeman, Roland MarkRoland Mark Schoeman 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 100m freestyle
33 Bronze Cech, DonovanDonovan Cech
Ramon di Clemente
2004 Athens Rowing Men's coxless pair
33 Bronze Schoeman, Roland MarkRoland Mark Schoeman 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m freestyle
22 Silver Mokoena, KhotsoKhotso Mokoena 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's long jump
11 Gold van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh 2012 London Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke
11 Gold le Clos, ChadChad le Clos 2012 London Swimming Men's 200m butterfly
11 Gold Ndlovu, SizweSizwe Ndlovu
Brittain, MatthewMatthew Brittain
Smith, JohnJohn Smith
Thompson, JamesJames Thompson
2012 London Rowing Men's Lightweight Four
22 Silver le Clos, ChadChad le Clos 2012 London Swimming Men's 100m butterfly
33 Bronze Hartley, BridgitteBridgitte Hartley 2012 London Canoeing Women's K-1 500m
22 Silver Semenya, CasterCaster Semenya 2012 London Athletics Women's 800m

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