Here are the worst ever Olympic nations, and how some of them could finally win a medal in Rio
Remarkably of the 206 National Olympic Committees around the world, only 75 of them have ever won a medal – and that’s including Winter Olympics. That’s 131 countries that will head to Rio this summer hoping to see one of their athletes on an Olympic podium for the first time.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second-most populous country to have never won a medal at the Games and they haven’t really come close.
At the Beijing Olympics, 50m swimmer Stany Kempompo Ngangola was dubbed ‘Stany the Snail’ before he had even entered the pool – the media hoping for a new Eric the Eel. He proved them wrong with a competent performance to win over the hearts of fans.