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LIBERIA’S OLYMPIC TIMELINE

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!

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LONDON WELCOMES LIBERIA!!!

With LESS then 24 hours until the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games begin, Liberia’s Paralympic Committee and athlete are welcomed into London’s Olympic Village. Today, Liberia and London exchanged gifts in honor of the 2012 Games. This is a BIG year for Liberia; Power Lifter, James Bobby “The Big” Siaffa, will be making HISTORY as the FIRST athlete to ever represent the country at a Paralympic Game.  Siaffa entered the village with Coach Nagbe of Monrovia and Liberian Paralympic Committee  Members.  Bobby “The Big” is scheduled to compete on Tuesday September 4th in the Power Lifting Competition. This leaves SEVEN days until Liberia makes its debut in the Paralympics. The Opening Ceremony of this year’s game begins tomorrow August 29th; wish our representative well as he makes history for Our Dear Nation.

Feel free to revisit this page for images of the Welcoming Ceremony. Below are some photos of Bobby the Big and Committee Members.

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: Liberia’s Olympic History

 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.

1956 Melbourne Australia

  • George Johnson, Edward Martins, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts

1960 Roma, Italy

  • George Johnson,Alifu Massaquoi, Emmanuel Putu, James Roberts

1964 Tokyo,Japan

  • Wesley Johnson

1972 Munchen, West Germany

  • Thomas Howe, Edward Kar, Thomas N’Ma, Dominic Saidu, Andrew Sartee

1984 Los Angeles,United States

  • Oliver Daniels, Grace Ann Dinkins**, Augustus Moulton,Wallace Obey, Samuel Sarkpa, Hassan Tall, Nimley Twegbe (**first female athlete)

1988 Seoul, South Korea

  • Samuel Birch, Oliver Daniels, Tommy Gbay, Thomas Stephens, Sammy Stewart, Simeon Stubblefield, Nimley Twegbe, Melvina Vulah

1996 Atlanta, United States

  • Sayon Cooper, Robert Dennis, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Eddie Neufville

2000 Sydney, Australia

  • Hannah Cooper, Sayon Cooper, Grace Ann Dinkins, Kouty Mawenh, Koiyan Morlu, Andrew Reyes, Paul Sehzue, Bobby True

2004 Athina, Greece

  • Gladys Thompson, Sultan Tucker

2008 Beijing,China

  • Jangy Addy, Kia Davis, Siraj Williams

2012 London, Great Britain

  • Jangy Addy, Phobay Kutu-Akoi, Raasin Mcintosh, Kou Luogon, Levi Saryee

*The original post failed to mention the missed 1980 games. The correct information has been updated in this post.