Liechtenstein at the Winter Olympics

The tiny nation of Liechtenstein first took part at the Olympic Games in 1936, and has competed at the much-revered event from then on except for in 1952.

The cliché “small but mighty” best sums up Liechtenstein’s performance at the Winter Games since it has won a total of 9 medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze) in the alpine skiing competition. All the medals were won between 1976 and 1988, and six of the nine were won by brother and sister Andreas and Hanni Wenzel.

The year 1980 proved to be a banner year for the tiny nation as it wounded up 6th at the Winter Games that was hosted by Lake Placid thanks to its 2 gold and 2 silver medal haul. Hanni Wenzel captured two gold and 1 silver medals while Andreas Wenzel added a bronze medal to seal their nation’s best finish ever at the Games.

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