Liberia made its entrance onto the Summer Olympic world stage at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Liberia has attended EVERY Olympic Game, with the exception of the 1968, 1976, 1980*, and 1992 Summer Olympics. Liberia has sent a total of 42 athletes to the global competition (31 men and 8 women). The athletes, who have had the honor to represent Liberia are listed below.
The Judo match scheduled to take place this morning at 10:12a between Liberia’s Saryee and Morocco’s Attaf was a “NO GO.” The reasoning behind the cancellation has not been disclosed; However the site will be updated with the information as soon as it becomes available.
This new development means that the first athlete scheduled to represent Liberia at the 2012 Summer Games is, Liberia’s flag bearer, Phobay Kutu-Akoi. Phobay and Liberia’s remaining athletes are now preparing for the largest event of the London Olympics, the athletics competition. Most spectators refer to this competition as Track & Field. Liberia has Four incredible athletes competing in various track events; make sure to visit their pages for competition schedules and results.
Liberia is making an impressive mark at this year’s Summer Games. Liberian Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee was one of the eight individuals elected to carry the Olympic Flag into London’s Olympic Stadium. The honorable event took place during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday July 28th. Gbowee was joined by the following:
Shami Chakrabarti, one of Britain’s leading civil liberties campaigners
Ban-ki Moon,the United Nations Secretary General
Doreen Lawrence, mother of teenager Stephen Lawrence whose life was taken in 1993 exposing “institutional racism”
Sally Becker, known as the Angel of Mostar for rescuing children in war-torn Bosnia
Marina Silva, Brazilian Environmentalist campaigning for the protection of the Amazon Rain forest (note BRAZIL will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro)
Haile Gebrselassie, Highly accomplished Ethiopian long distance track and road running athlete
Daniel Barenboim, Israeli Argentine born pianist and conductor
Muhammed Ali,one of the world’s greatest living sportsmen. Highly acclaimed Boxer, philanthropist and social activist
According to the Telegraph, Each person was chosen to carry the symbol of humanity because they portrayed values of the Olympic movement. It is truly an honor for one of Liberia’s own to be counted among the few that are bestowed such an honor. Follow the site to be updated on Liberia’s involvement in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and feel free to leave comments of support.
Liberia’s Levi Saryee will be competing against Morocco’s Safouane Attaf at 10:12 am BST. The winner of this round will be one step closer to, the Olympic Dream, a medal.
The advanced champion will then compete against the winner of the Brazil versus Latvia match. Liberia was one of seventeen countries that received an invitation to compete in the 2012 London Olympic’s Judo Competition. below is a list of how these two athletes matchup.
As the countdown begins until Liberia’s FIRST competition in the 2012 London Olympic games, let’s send support and well wishes to Levi Saryee. Leave your comments below and follow the site for more updates on Saryee and the rest of the 2012 Liberian Olympic Team.
Liberia’s first athlete to take the 2012 Olympic stage is Levi Saryee. Saryee will be competing in the 81kg JUDO Match on Tuesday July 31. The event will begin at 9:30a BST and will continue throughout the day concluding at 4:20p BST. You can view updated results and images on Saryee’s athletic page as we receive new information.Best wishes to Saryee as he represents Liberia in the JUDO match.
The Liberia Judo Federation is a member of the African Judo Union, which sits under the umbrella of the International Judo Federation. These organizations officiate all official events related to JUDO and maintain the standards and rules of the sport. Click here for more information regarding these groups.
100m Sprinter Phobay Kutu-Akoi leads the 2012 Liberian Summer Olympic Team into London’s Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony. She is joined by four of her teammates (left-right: Kou Luogon, Raasin Mcintosh, Levi Saryee, Jangy Addy) and Liberian officials.
The first Olympic event that Liberia will be participating in is the JUDO competition. We will be following Mr. Levi Saryee as he represents Liberia in the JUDO match.
Welcome to the unofficial 2012 Liberian Olympic Team Page. Liberia is a country filled with many talented and skillful athletes. This site was created to provide information about the results of the top athletes who make up this year’s Liberian Olympic Team. We applaud and commend each athlete that has qualified to compete at such a prestigious level; and will do our best to cheer them on as they represent Our Dear Liberia.
The theme for the 2012 London Olympics is “Inspire A Generation.” Against all obstacles, these athletes have proven that they can compete with the BEST of the BEST in the WORLD. As we root for our country’s team, I hope that you will be inspired to tap into your own greatness. Not just for the advancement of yourself, but for the assured success of our nation.
“…In Union Strong, Success Is Sure,We Cannot Fail.”
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