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Croatia at the Winter Olympic Games

Once part of Yugoslavia, Croatia made its first appearance at the Winter Olympic Games as a sovereign nation in 1992 and has participated at all Winter Olympics since then. Croatia was part of the Yugoslavian Olympic team from 1920 to 1988.

The young nation experienced a medal shutout in the Winter Olympic Games from 1992 to 1998, but made a big splash in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games when it took home four medals (3 gold and 1 silver) to salvage a decent 12th place finish on the medal table.

Janica Kostelić is the most successful Croatian athlete, winning 6 medals (four gold and 2 silver) in alpine skiing from 2002 to 2006, on the other end, her brother Ivica Kostelić brought home 4 silver medals from 2006 to 2014 also in alpine skiing. Biathlete Jakov Fak captured a bronze medal in 2010.


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