Liberia competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eleventh appearance at the Olympics since its debut in 1956.

The team comprised four Liberians: three athletes, and for the first time, one jukoda. Among these athletes, American-born decathlete Jangy Addy was the only one to compete at his second consecutive Olympics. Sprinter Phobay Kutu-Akoi, a psychology graduate from St. John's University in New York, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2] Liberia, however, was unable to win its first Olympic medal.


Liberian athletes have achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[3][4]

  • 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
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Jangy Addy Result 10.89 6.90 14.97 1.93 48.64 14.23 45.61 4.20 50.36 5:08.14 7586 23
Points 885 790 788 740 878 945 779 673 594 514
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Phobay Kutu-Akoi 100 m Bye 11.52 6 Did not advance
Raasin McIntosh 400 m hurdles 57.39 6 N/A Did not advance


Liberia had 1 judoka invited, Liva Saryee.[5] However, Saryee did not compete, as he received a bye in the first round and did not start in the second round. It later transpired that Saryee had been proposed for selection by the national judo federation despite never having taken part in any judo competition and being unfamiliar with the rules of the sport.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Liva Saryee Men's −81 kg  Attaf (MAR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance


  1. ^ Staff (18 July 2012). "Phobay Kutu-Akoi Prepares For 2012 Olympic Games In London". St. Johns Red Storm. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Phobay Kutu-Akoi Profile – St. John's University Official Athletic Site". St. John's Red Storm. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on July 7, 2012, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  5. ^ IntJudo – Invited Country to take part at the London Games Archived 2013-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Judo Conspiracy: Why Liberia Sent an 'Illegal' Athlete to the London Olympics". FrontPage Africa. 12 August 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2017.