For Eswatini, it all started after post independence (1968) when King Sobuza II commissioned Ian Hodgkinson to set up the Commonwealth Games Association. In 1972, it was recognised as the Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (SOCGA) after becoming a member of the International Olympic Committee and was headed by David Sibandze. It has since been renamed the Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (EOCGA).
Two athletes, namely Richard Mabuza and Phil Sergeant, competed in the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games, and the country has attended nine Summer Olympic Games to date, missing out on only the Games of Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. Eswatini has also competed once in the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France where they were represented by alpine skier Keith Fraser.
Since 1972, the EOCGA has developed into a multifaceted sports organization pursuing its primary goal of promoting the Olympic Movement and Olympism throughout the Kingdom of Eswatini; leading Swazi athletes to the Olympic Games every quadrennial. It is the EOCGA’s goal to blend sport with culture and education to promote Olympism, cultivate ethical and moral values, foster friendships and contribute to nation building. The role of the Olympic movement is to promote the development of those physical and moral values forming the basis of sport.
To be the model NOC that is recognized for quality, innovation and success. While efficiently and effectively meeting the expectations of our stakeholders and inspire Swazis through sport and the Olympic ideals.
To protect and promote the Olympic Movement and the Commonwealth Games Federation and contribute to national development in Eswatini by supporting and developing elite sport and Sports for All programs.
Respect: We believe in respect for all human beings and for the environment.
Fairness: We believe in fairness on and off the field of play, as characterized by equality, integrity and trust.
Integrity: We stand by the view that the integrity of our individual and collective behaviours is the cornerstone of who and what we are.
Excellence: We aspire to and measure themselves against defined expectations of excellence in all areas of our activities and relationships. Encourage new ideas and have the willingness to take risks.
Fun: We believe that enjoyment and fun have to be an integral part of our behaviour in order to achieve our vision and mission.