Burkina Faso at the Olympics

Formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta, Burkina Faso has never missed the Summer Games since the 1988 Summer Games held in Seoul, Korea. The also participated in 1972 but under their former name Upper Volta. Runner André Bicaba represented Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) in the 100 meters but unfortunately was not able to advance.

Because of some unrest in their region, Burkina Faso was not able to participate in the next three Summer Games. With a total of eight Summer Games appearance, Burkina Faso is yet to produce their first Olympic medalist.

As with most African countries, Burkina Faso has never been seen in the Winter Games.

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