Lao PDR were first represented at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games by a team of 17 men and two women. They competed in athletics, boxing and shooting.
There have been 40 Olympians from Lao, half of them competing in athletics. Sirivanh KETAVONG completed the women's marathon in 1996 and 2000.
Swimmer Vilayphone VONGPHACHANH (women's 50m freestyle) and sprinter Philaylack SACKPRASEUTH (women's 100m) competed at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Lao have yet to win a medal.
Pheng Xat Lao (Hymn of the Lao People)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music Thongdy SOUNTHONEVICHIT, words Sisana SISANE.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
Dr Phankham VIPHAVANH
NOC General Secretary's name
Mr Souvannarath SAIGNAVONG
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
7, including London 2012