Saint Lucia at the Olympics
Saint Lucia plunged into the Summer Olympic Games for the first time in 1996, and competed in the highly awaited since then. As of late, the country is still seeking its first medal in the quadrennial meet. Saint Lucia’s National Olympic Committee was established in 1987 and was acknowledged by International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1993.
In the 2012 edition of the Olympics, Saint Lucia sent four athletes taking part in the athletics, sailing and swimming.
In the 2016 Rio de Janerio Summer Olympic Games, Saint Lucia fielded five athletes in athletics, sailing and swimming. Levern Spencer came close to winning the country’s first ever medal by placing sixth in the high jump event when she cleared the bar at a height of 1.93-m, while her teammate Jeanelle Scheper failed to advance into the final round. Ruth Beitia of Spain captured the medal by hurdling she hurdled 1.97-meter.
- As part of the West Indies Federation, Saint Lucia were represented at the 1960 Olympic Games, though no athletes from Saint Lucia were in the team.