Luxembourg at the Winter Olympics

Luxembourg made its first appearance at the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1928. After joining the 1936 Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the small nation was in hiatus for over 50 years, returning in 1988. Years Luxembourg has participated at the Winter Olympics: 1928, 1936, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018.

In 1988, Luxembourg finally returned to the Winter Games following the naturalization of Marc Girardelli. In 1992, the Austrian-born alpine racer captured two medals in the Giant Slalom and Super G events, which were Luxembourg's first two medals at the Winter Games. The 2-medal haul of the nation was good for 16th place finish in the medal board.

The country was represented by the ice skaters Patrick Schmit in 1998 and Fleur Maxwell in 2006. In 2018, Luxembourg sent just one athlete to South Korea, alpine skier Matthieu Osch.

Winter sports are not popular in the nation. The nation is still waiting for its first gold medal at the Winter Games although it already won two silver medals in alpine skiing.

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