The Gabon national football team has represented the nation since 1962. The Under-23 football team won the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship and qualified for the 2012 London Olympics.

Gabon was joint hosts along with Equatorial Guinea, of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and the sole hosts of the competition’s 2017 tournament. Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plays for Gabon national team.

The Gabon national basketball team, nicknamed Les Panthères finished 8th at the AfroBasket 2015, its best performance ever.

Gabon has competed at most Summer Olympics since 1972. The country’s sole Olympic medalist is Anthony Obame, won a silver medal in taekwondo at the 2012 Olympics, held in London.