Czech athletes have been competing in the Olympics since the 1900 Summer Olympics. From 1900 to 1912, they were part of the Bohemian delegation, and after Bohemia became part of Czechoslovakia, they started competing under its flag. They are considered as Czechoslovakian athletes from 1920 all the way to 1992.
Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1993 into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Czechia's Olympic Committee was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee and in 1996, they sent a delegation of 115 athletes under their own flag. Czechia benefited greatly from the training that their athletes had received from the former regime and it was evident from their very first Olympic meet as an independent nation. They won a total of eleven Olympic medals, four of which are gold putting them in 17th place from a list of 197 participating countries that year. Czechia is one of the relatively new countries in the Summer Games that has consistently won Olympic medals since their debut in 1996.
As for the Winter Games, they were part of the Czechoslovakian delegation from 1924 to 1992 and in 1994, the debuted in Lillehammer, Norway. But they had to wait for the next Winter Olympics for their first Olympic medal in the Winter Games since their independence. And like in the Summer Games, since they first won a Winter Games medal, Czechia have consistently received at least three medals in every outing.
- Czechia (Czech Republic) at the Winter Olympics
- About Czechoslovakia at the Olympics
- About Slovakia at the Olympics
- More trivia from each Country at the Olympic Games
- Sport in the Czechia