Singapore first took part in the Olympic Games when they were last held in London, in 1948.
They were represented by a single competitor, Lloyd VALBERG, who finished equal 14th in the men's high jump.
With the exception of Moscow 1980, Singaporeans have competed at every Olympic Games since then, although in 1964 they competed with Malaysia and North Borneo at the Tokyo 1964 Games.
Singapore's first medallist was HOWE Liang Tan, who took silver in the men's lightweight weightlifting at the Rome 1960 Games.
Singapore's other medal was a silver in the women's team table tennis at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
They had narrowly missed out on an individual medal in table tennis when JING Junghong placed fourth in the women's singles in 2000 and LI Jia Wei also finished fourth in the women's singles in 2004.
Swimmer YEO Joscelin was only 13 when she made her Olympic debut in 1992. She remains Singapore's youngest Olympian and went on to compete in four Olympic Games. Singapore hosted the IOC Session in 2005 at which London was selected to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
They also staged the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.