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7 Most Populous Countries That Still Have No Olympic Gold Medals

The Olympics is a world sporting event which is held every 4 years. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are currently present during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of contingents also enlivened all sports just to get a gold medal. However, the sport competition is believed to be tougher than it was a few years ago. A number of trusted online gambling sites have also begun to make it easy for reliable bettors to make profits.

As reported by NBC Sports, there are 205 countries participating in the championship. Uniquely, several splinter countries have begun to risk their fate in the 4-yearly event. However, this news will explore the 7 most populous countries that still have zero Olympic gold medals. Who they are, let’s look at the detailed information below.

  1. Iraq
    As is known, Iraq has a population of 39.31 million people since 2019. This figure is much higher than the countries of Syria and Saudi Arabia. However, they still have not won gold medals in all Olympic events. It was noted that they only triumphed at the 1960 Rome Olympics with bronze medal achievements. And at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, they only delegated 4 athletes.
  2. Sudan
    Sudan is a country located in the northeast of the African continent. Based on data in 2019, the country has 42.81 million people. Their fate was not much different from that of Iraq, which had to settle for 1 bronze medal. This achievement was obtained by Ismail Ahmed in the men’s 800m race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  3. Tanzania
    Tanzania has a population of 58.01 million people based on 2019 data. In terms of Olympic medals, the country is ahead of Sudan and Iraq. They successfully won 2 silver medals at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. The medals were won in the men’s 3000m (Filbert Bayi) and 5000m (Suleiman Nyambui) men’s running sports.
  4. Nigeria
    Nigeria is a very densely populated country on the African continent with a total of 201 million people. The country often appears on the World Cup stage. But the highest achievement is to win the African Cup of Nations. At the Olympic stage, the country only contributed 2 medals. The first was Issaka Daborg, who won a bronze medal in boxing at the 1972 Olympics. And the second was Abdoul Razak Issouf, who won a silver medal in taekwondo at the 2016 Olympics.
  5. Afghanistan
    Afghanistan has a recorded population of 38.04 million. Almost the same as Nigeria, the country only collected 2 bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Interestingly, this achievement was only recorded by Rohullah Nikpai in the sport of taekwondo.
  6. Bangladesh
    Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with a record 163 million population. The region is located in the southern part of the Asian continent and is bordered by Myanmar and India. But unfortunately, the country has never tasted an Olympic title.
  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    And the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second most populous country in the world. According to records, the country has accommodated as many as 86.79 million people since 2019. However, the population density has still not succeeded in bringing the nation’s name up by winning the Olympic title.
    In addition to the seven countries above, there are many other countries that are densely populated but have no Olympic titles such as Honduras, Somalia, Bhutan, Albania and other small countries.