Belize at the 2020 Summer Olympics

sporting event delegation

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Belize at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belize.svg
NOCBelize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors3 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Belize is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's thirteenth appearance at the Olympics, although it previously appeared in two early editions under the name "British Honduras" (1968 in Mexico City, and 1972 in Munich).


The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Canoeing 1 0 1
Total 2 1 3


Belize received the universality slots from the World Athletics to send two athletes (one per gender) to the Olympics.[2]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shaun Gill Men's 100 m
Samantha Dirks Women's 400 m N/A



Belize received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a canoeist in the men's K-1 1000 m to the Olympics, signifying the country's debut in the sport.[3]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Amado Cruz Men's K-1 200 m
Men's K-1 1000 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

See also


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Road to Olympic Games 2020". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Belize and Mozambique awarded tripartite Olympic quotas". International Canoe Federation. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
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