Zambia were first represented at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games when a team of 12 competed as Northern Rhodesia.
They became independent as Zambia on the day of the Closing Ceremony. Boxer Keith MWILA claimed Zambia's first Olympic medal when he took light flyweight bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
Samuel MATETE brought home their other medal to date, a silver in the men's 400m hurdles at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. He appeared in four Olympic Games from 1988 to 2000.
Zambia's men's football team reached the quarterfinals at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Kalusha BWALYA scored three goals in a 4-0 victory over Italy in the group stages of the competition.
Zambia sent a team of eight to Beijing. They competed in athletics, badminton, boxing and swimming.
Lumbanyeni Zambia (Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music by Enoch Mankayi SONTONGA, words were collectively written.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
Ms Miriam C. MOYO
NOC General Secretary's name
Ms Hazel M. KENNEDY
IOC Member's Name
Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
12, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic Games Appearances
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