Venuste NIYONGABO became Burundi's first Olympic champion when he won the 5000m at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
These were the first Games for Burundi, whose team of seven all competed in athletics. They have taken part in every Summer Olympic Games since.
Aloys NIZIGAMA finished fourth in the men's 10,000m in 1996. Artehemon HATUNGIMANA was the first Burundi competitor to take part in three Olympic Games. He competed in the 800m in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Since 2004, their team has also included swimmers. In 2008 Joachim NSHIMIRIMANA completed his second Olympic marathon.
Burundi Bwacu (Kirundi) or Cher Burundi (French). Translates to "Beloved Burundi".
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music Marc BARENGAYABO. Words by a writer's commission presided over by Jean-Baptiste NTAHOKAJA.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
General Evariste NDAYISHIMIYE
NOC General Secretary's name
Mr Anselme HATUNGIMIGABO
IOC Member's Name
Ms Lydia NSEKERA
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
5, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic Games Appearances
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