Starting in 1956, Liberia has sent 44 athletes to the Summer Olympic Games. Click the image below to view our digital Olympic timeline and learn more about the team’s history. Enjoy!
Last month, FrontPageAfrica’s online newspaper shared a story on the Liberia National Olympic Committee elections. Seven positions were up for grabs: President; Vice President for Administration (VPA); Vice President for Technical Affairs (VPTA); Vice President for Women Affairs (VPWA); Secretary General (SG); Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and Treasurer. Click here to read about the candidates and election process.
With Tokyo 2020 quickly approaching, let’s hope the LNOC can recruit and train more talented Liberian athletes.
We hope 2017 is off to a great start. It’s another year for Liberian athletes and LIB Olympic Blog plans on following each step. Get ready for the IAAFF World Championships, the World Para Powerlifting Championships, and other major international sporting competitions.
Let’s continue to support our athletes all the way to victory.
Liberia’s first ever appearance at the Paralympic Games occurred at the London 2012 games with James “Bobby the Big” Siaffa who placed seventh overall in Powerlifting . Siaffa will journey to Rio 2016 to compete once again. According to the International Paralympic Committee website, Liberia also has an 18 year old Powerlifter registered to compete—Morris “Wonderful” Massallay. The official list of competitors will be released on the Rio website just before the games begin. With three days left until the Paralympic Games begin, let’s get ready to cheer on Liberia’s strong man Siaffa and his potential teammate Massallay.
Emmanuel Matadi wraps up his Olympic debut with a 20.49 seconds run in Round 1 of the Men’s 200 meters. He ranks 30 out of the 76 athletes who competed. Liberia will not advance to the semi-finals, but both Matadi and Kromah have represented the nation well and made Liberians around the world proud.
Stay tuned. These athletes have a long road ahead of them to the next major competition. We might just see them next year at the World Athletics Championship in London. Let’s go Team Liberia!
Emmanuel Matadi runs the men’s 200 meters today. Round 1 starts at 2:50 pm Liberian Standard Time and 10:50 am US Eastern Standard Time (7:30 am US Pacific Time)
We will post results after the race. Visit Rio2016 for immediate results. Wish Matadi well. Go Team LIB!!!