Athletics is the country's strongest sport and the one in which they field the most athletes.
1980 was Tanzania's most successful year ever, with Filbert Bayi winning silver in the 3000m steeplechase and Suleiman Nyambui winning silver in the 5,000m. In 2012, former Commonwealth Games champion Samson Ramadhani leads the countries hopes. He finished fifth in the world championships in 2005 but has never performed at an Olympics, finishing 40th in Athens and 55th in Beijing.
Olympic medal history
- Medal total:
- Medals per head:
- 1 medal per 21,373,310 people
- Olympic debut:
- Total Games appearances:
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The banner combines colours found on the flags of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Green represents the natural vegetation of the country, gold its rich mineral deposits, black the native Swahili people, and blue the country's many lakes and rivers, as well as the Indian Ocean.
365,754 sq miles
Life expectancy at birth
Tin, iron ore, coal, diamonds and gemstones.
Gold, coffee, cashew nuts, and cotton.
Size of army