Four athletes from Saint Lucia were selected to the team, competing only in track and field, sailing, and swimming. The Saint Lucian team also tied its record for the number of athletes with Beijing at a single Olympics. High jumper Levern Spencer reprised her role to be the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the second time. Saint Lucia, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries possession of Saint Lucia was contested between France and England. Possession of Saint Lucia swapped hands between the two nations 14 times. Saint Lucia was finally ceded by the French to the English in 1814. Saint Lucia was granted self governance in 1967, and then independence in 1979.
Saint Lucia formed its National Olympic Committee in 1987. Saint Lucia's NOC was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 24 September, 1993. As of 2012 Saint Lucia had competed four Olympics since their debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.
Athletes from Saint Lucia have so far 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):
Saint Lucia was represented by one male and one female athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in athletics. Darvin Edwards represented the nation in the men's high jump while Levern Spencer represented the nation in the women's high jump. This was the first Olympic appearance for Edwards, and the second appearance Spencer who had previously competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
|Darvin Edwards||High jump||NM||—||Did not advance|
|Levern Spencer||High jump||1.90||19||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Race||Net points||Final rank|
|Beth Lygoe||Laser Radial||38||37||28||38||29||37||37||26||23||EL||293||37|
M = Medal race; EL = Did not advance
Saint Lucia was represented by one female athlete at the 2012 Olympics in swimming, Danielle Beaubrun. This was Beaubrun's second appearance at the olympic, Beaubrun previously competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
|Danielle Beaubrun||100 m breaststroke||1:11.12||36||Did not advance|