Olympism

Milestones
Swaziland has never won a medal at the Olympic Games but has brought home a few medals from other competitions such as the All Africa Games and the Commonwealth Games. A number of other milestones are also enlisted below:
International Achievements
1972 – date: Competed in 9 Summer Olympic Games only missing out on the Montreal ’76 and Moscow ’80 Games.
1974 Bronze Medal: Commonwealth Games, Christchurch - Richard Mabuza, Marathon
1982 Bronze Medal: Commonwealth Games, Brisbane – Leonard Makhanya, Boxing 49kg
1986 Silver Medal: Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh – Leonard Makhanya, Boxing 51kg
1987 Gold Medal: All Africa Games, Kenya – Leonard Makhanya, Boxing
1991 Swaziland NOC receive first Olympic Solidarity scholarship in world – Eve Nissiotis, Gymnastics
1996 First Female compete at Olympic Games, Atlanta
1999 First Woman’s Bronze Medal: AAG Johannesburg - Cindi Buthelezi, Taekwondo
2004 – Date SOCGA President elected COSANOC President and ANOCA Board Member
2006 Bronze Medal: CWG Melbourne – Simanga Shiba, Boxing 49kg
2011 Bronze Medals (x2): AAG Maputo – Sithandile Dlamini and Sanele Ginindza, Taekwondo
2012 Secretary General elected Secretary General of COSANOC
National Achievements
1978 National Teachers Union takes responsibility for School Sport
1989 First woman co-opted onto SOCGA Board
1992 Formulation of Swaziland Olympic Foundation Trust
1993 Women elected Secretary General and Treasurer of SOCGA reaching 20% women board representation
1997: Celebrate 25 years of Olympism in Swaziland
1991 Swaziland NOC receive first Olympic Solidarity scholarship in world – Eve Nissiotis, Gymnastics
2003 Signing of co-operation agreement between Sports Council and SOCGA
1999 First Woman’s Bronze Medal: AAG Johannesburg - Cindi Buthelezi, Taekwondo
2004 – Date SOCGA President elected COSANOC President and ANOCA Board Member
2009 30% women representation elected onto SOCGA Board
2010 Rebirth of SOCGA with new logo