Weightlifter Rodney WILKES became Trinidad's first Olympic medallist. He took silver in the men's featherweight at the London 1948 Olympic Games.
It was the first time Trinidad and Tobago had been represented. WILKES added a silver medal at the Helsinki 1952 Games and represented his country a third time in 1956, finishing fourth.
The 200m runner Laura PIERRE was the country's first female representative at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games but no woman has yet won a medal.
Trinidad and Tobago's greatest success has come on the athletics track. Hasely CRAWFORD remains their only Olympic champion to date. He won the men's 100m at the Montreal 1976 Games. In all, he competed in four Olympic Games from 1972 to 1984 and carried the Trinidad and Tobago flag at each.
Earlier, Wendell MOTTLEY took 400m silver and led the 4x400m relay squad to bronze at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.
Edwin ROBERTS took 200m bronze at those Games. Ato BOLDON competed in four Olympic Games from 1992-2004. He took bronze in the 100m and 200m at Atlanta 1996, and 100m silver and 200m bronze at Sydney 2000.
At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Richard THOMPSON finished second in the men's 100m and Trinidad and Tobago also claimed silver in the 4x100m relay.
Swimmer George BOVELL carried the Trinidad and Tobago flag at his third Olympic Games in Beijing. He had won the 200m individual medley bronze at the Athens 2004 Games. His younger brother Nick joined him in the Olympic team for Beijing.