Laos competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.
Laos competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR.
Laos competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The nation returned to the Olympic Games after being part of the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Laos competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Macau made its Paralympic début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. Macau was represented by seven athletes competing in two sports, its largest delegation to date, and did not win a medal.
One male athlete from Macau competed at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, United States.
Macau competed at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, Spain. 2 competitors from Macau won no medals and so did not place in the medal table.
The boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles followed four years after the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The boycott involved 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies, led by the Soviet Union, which initiated the boycott on May 8, 1984.
Laos participated in the 1990 Asian Games. The 11th Asian Games, also known as XI Asiad, were held from September 22, 1990 to October 7, 1990 in Beijing, China.