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Czechia at the Winter Olympics (Czechoslovakia too)

Czechia (also known as The Czech Republic) was once part of Czechoslovakia that competed at the Winter Olympic Games from 1924 up to 1990. When the dissolution of Czechoslovakia materialized in 1993, Czechia started competing as a separate nation in 1994 and has sent athletes to all Winter Olympics since then.

The new nation went home empty handed at its first appearance at the Winter Games in Albertville, France in 1992, but bounced back strong four years later in Nagano, Japan as it collected 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Czechia has won at least one gold medal in winter sports such as cross-country skiing, speed skating, ice hockey, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. In terms of medal count the most decorated Czech Olympian within the post-Czechoslovak period is cross-country skier Kateřina Neumannová with 6 medals won between 1998 and 2006.

The National Olympic Committee for Czechia is the Czech Olympic Committee, which was originally founded in 1899 and recognized in its current form by the International Olympic Committee in 1993.

Notable Czech athletes include Martina Sáblíková, Kateřina Neumannová and the 1998 gold-medal winning national ice hockey team. Sáblíková won 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) in speed skating from 2010 to 2014, while Kateřina Neumannová captured 6 medals (1 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze) in cross-country skiing from 1998 to 2006.


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