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Laos competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, from 27 July – 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Olympics, having attended all Summer Games since 1980 except the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its support of the Soviet boycott.

Three Laotian athletes were selected to the team by wild card entries in athletics and swimming, without having qualified. This was also the nation's smallest team after the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Sprinter Kilakone Siphonexay was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Laos has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

Athletics

Laos has selected two athletes by wildcard.

Key
  • 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
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kilakone Siphonexay 100 m 11.30 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Laenly Phoutthavong 100 m 13.15 6 Did not advance

Swimming

Laos has gained a "Universality place" from the FINA.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Phathana Inthavong 50 m freestyle 28.17 56 Did not advance

See also

References

  1. ^ "FINA Universality Places" (PDF). FINA. 6 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.