South Africa Olympic Team

South Africa Olympic Team
South Africa Olympic Team

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South Africa first participated at the Olympic Games in 1904, and sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games until 1960. After the passage of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761 in 1962 in response to South Africa's policy of apartheid, the nation was barred from the Games. After the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa commenced in 1990, the nation re-joined the Olympic movement. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee was created in 1991, and South Africa returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics. South Africa also participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1960, and since 1994. South African athletes have won a total of 76 medals, with athletics, boxing, and swimming as the top medal-producing sports. The most recent medal won was a silver by Caster Semenya on the 11 August 2012 at the 2012 London Olympics.