Czechoslovakia at the Winter Olympics

Czechoslovakia joined the Winter Olympic Games since the inaugural event in 1924 and participated until 1992. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia transpired in 1993, the nation was divided into two independent nations, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Czechoslovakia’s top sources of medals were ski jumping and ice hockey. Other winter sports which won medals for the nation include Figure skating, Cross country skiing and Alpine skiing.

Libuše Veselá was first ever Czechoslovak female athlete to compete at the Winter Games while Rudolf Burkert earned the first ever medal for the nation, a bronze, after finishing third in the men’s individual event in ski jumping.

Czechoslovakia just won 2 gold medals at the Winter Olympics courtesy of Jiří Raška who reigned supreme in the men’s normal hill event in ski jumping in 1968 and Ondrej Nepela who ruled the men's singles event in figure skating in 1972.


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