When Angola first appeared at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, swimmer Jorge LIMA competed aged 13 years and eight days.
He remains their youngest Olympian. In 1992, Angola's men's basketball team were the first opponents of the USA 'Dream Team'.
The Angola team have taken part at every Olympic tournament since.
In Beijing, flagbearer Joao N'TYAMBA took part in his sixth Olympic Games at the age of 40.
He began his career as an 800m runner but has competed in the past three Olympic marathons. Angola have yet to win an Olympic medal.