The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 and this was the catalyst to the first edition of the modern Olympic Games that occurred in Athens, Greece in 1896. The winter Olympic Games were first introduced in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
Each version of the games occurs quadrennially. Originally, the games were held in the same year, but this format was abandoned after 1992. Ever since, the games have been staggered so that there is now an Olympics every two years, alternating between summer and winter. Olympic website.
The next summer Olympic Games are being hosted in Tokyo, Japan from the 24th of July to the 9th of August, 2020.
The official website of Tokyo 2022 can be found here.
Eswatini at the Olympics
At the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, Eswatini was in attendance for what was the nation’s first participation at this level of competition. After being absent for the next two summer games in 1976 and 1980, Eswatini has sent a team to each summer Olympics since 1984.
Eswatini has a very brief history with the winter Olympic Games as the nation’s only participation to date was in 1992 at the games in Albertville, France.
Representatives of Eswatini at the Olympic Games:
Our Olympic Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers:
|Sibusiso Matsenjwa||Rio de Janeiro 2016|
|Luke Hall||London 2012|
|Temalangeni Dlamini||Beijing 2008|
|Gcinile Moyane||Athens 2004|
|Musa Simelane||Sydney 2000|
|Daniel Sibandze||Atlanta 1996|
|Keith Fraser||Albertville 1992 (Winter)|
|Sizwe Sydney Mdluli||Seoul 1988|
|Paul Hoffman||Los Angeles 1984|
|Richard Mabuza||Munich 1972|