Sunday, 29 July 2012

burundi olympic athletes at a Luncheon at the Burundi mission in UK

Hon Jean Jacques Nyenimigabo  Minister  for  Youth  sports  and  culture -Burundi was  the  guest  of  honour

Venuste NIYONGABO became Burundi's first Olympic champion when he won the 5000m at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
These were the first Games for Burundi, whose team of seven all competed in athletics. They have taken part in every Summer Olympic Games since.
loys NIZIGAMA finished fourth in the men's 10,000m in 1996. Artehemon HATUNGIMANA was the first Burundi competitor to take part in three Olympic Games. He competed in the 800m in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Since 2004, their team has also included swimmers. In 2008 Joachim NSHIMIRIMANA completed his second Olympic marathon.

Anthem: Title
Burundi Bwacu (Kirundi) or Cher Burundi (French). Translates to "Beloved Burundi".
Anthem: Year of Induction
Anthem: Composer
Music Marc BARENGAYABO. Words by a writer's commission presided over by Jean-Baptiste NTAHOKAJA.
Official NOC/NPC name
IOC recognition date
NOC/NPC President's name
General Evariste NDAYISHIMIYE
NOC/NPC General Secretary's name
IOC Member's Name
Year of first appearance in an Olympic and Paralympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic and Paralympic Games
5, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic and Paralympic Games Appearances

Medals per sport        
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1
Medals per year        
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1