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The Netherlands at the Winter Olympic Games

The Netherlands started sending athletes to compete at the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1928 and have participated at the Winter Games from then on except for in 1932.

The Netherland’s first-ever gold medal at the Winter Games was captured by Sjoukje Dijkstra in the ladies' figure skating at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics Games.

The vast majority of gold medals the nation has won at the Winter Games have come from speed skating with 105 medals (35 gold, 36 silver and 24 bronze) and it is no surprise that the nation is the world’s number one in the sport. The nation has also earned medals in figure skating (1 gold and 1 silver), snowboarding (gold) and short track speed skating (1 bronze).


Notable Dutch athletes who captured at least three medals include speed skaters Ireen Wüst 8 medals (4 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze), Sven Kramer 7 medals (3 gold 2 silver and 2 bronze), Ard Schenk 4 medals (1 gold and 4 bronze), Yvonne van Gennip 3 gold medals and Marianne Timmer 3 gold medals.


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