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I am curious about countries that has won the least medals or even is there countries that never won any kind of medals in history of sports in the Olympics?

Not including those countries with low populations (below 5 million - like San Marino, Monaco etc.).

  • Welcome to Sports.SE! I'd suggest narrowing this down to just the Olympics, as asking about every sport ever is far too broad for us to possibly answer. – F1Krazy Dec 18 '19 at 11:44
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So you're looking for:

countries that never won any kind of medals in [the] history of ... the Olympics [...] with population at least 5 million.

There are actually 26 such countries in existence, and for the sake of completion, here they all are:

  • Angola (population 25m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • Bangladesh (population 161m; 9 appearances without a medal) (The most populous country never to have won an Olympic medal)
  • Benin (population 11.5m; 11 appearances without a medal)
  • Bolivia (population 11.4m; 20 appearances without a medal)
  • Burkina Faso (population 20.1m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • Cambodia (population 15.3m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • Chad (population 13.7m; 12 appearances without a medal)
  • Republic of the Congo (population 5.2m; 12 appearances without a medal)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (population 91.9m; 10 appearances without a medal)
  • El Salvador (population 6.4m; 11 appearances without a medal)
  • Guinea (population 12.4m; 11 appearances without a medal)
  • Honduras (population 9.6m; 12 appearances without a medal)
  • Laos (population 7.1m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • Libya (population ~7m; 10 appearances without a medal)
  • Madagascar (population 26.3m; 14 appearances without a medal)
  • Malawi (population 18.1m; 10 appearances without a medal)
  • Mali (population 19.3m; 13 appearances without a medal)
  • Myanmar (population 53.6m; 17 appearances without a medal)
  • Nicaragua (population 6.2m; 12 appearances without a medal)
  • Papua New Guinea (population 8.6m; 10 appearances without a medal)
  • Rwanda (population 11.3m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • Sierra Leone (population 7.1m; 11 appearances without a medal)
  • Somalia (population 11m; 9 appearances without a medal)
  • South Sudan (population 11m; 1 appearance without a medal) (only became an IOC member in 2015)
  • Turkmenistan (population 5.8m; 6 appearances without a medal)
  • Yemen (population 28.5m; 7 appearances without a medal)

As ImClarky already noted, Bolivia has made more total appearances (20) and more Winter Olympic appearances (6) than any other nation on this list. However, the nation on this list with the most Summer Olympic appearances is Myanmar (17). Which of these 26 countries is the worst is a matter of debate, and outside the scope of this website.

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  • I might re-organise this into a table when I have more time, as this giant list is kinda hard to read. – F1Krazy Dec 18 '19 at 13:53
  • Thanks for the answer, i can check it easily and ImClarky's wiki is some good stuff aswell to read along – Kerk Dec 18 '19 at 14:19
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According to this Wikipedia entry - as of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there are 71 (of 201) countries, that are/were part of the Olympic movement, that are yet to achieve a medal at any Olympic Games; Summer or Winter.

The worst performing country (with over 5m population) appears to be Bolivia.

Bolivia have competed at 20 Olympic Games (14 Summer, 6 Winter), have sent 78 competitors (63 Summer, 15 Winter), but are yet to register a medal position.

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