Slovenia at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Slovenia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Slovenia
IOC code  SLO
NOC Slovenian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.si (Slovene) (English)
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 66 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Tomaž Razingar (opening)[1]
Žan Košir (closing)[2]
Medals
Rank: 16
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
4
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1912)
Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Slovenia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. 66 competitors were chosen to participate, in 8 sports.[3] For the first time since the country's independence, the Slovenia men's national ice hockey team qualified for the Olympic tournament (although previously, Yugoslavia's teams at the Olympics consisted mostly of Slovenian players).

On 12 February, Tina Maze won the women's downhill, becoming the first ever Winter Olympic gold medalist for Slovenia. Maze's skiing time was identical to that of Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, so two gold medals were awarded, this being the first time that an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing was shared.[4] Maze went on to win a second gold in giant slalom. Peter Prevc and Žan Košir each won one silver and one bronze medal in ski jumping and snowboarding, respectively. Vesna Fabjan won bronze in the women's cross-country sprint and Teja Gregorin another bronze in the women's biathlon pursuit, bringing the total number of medals to 8.[5]

Eight medals is an all-time Olympic record for Slovenia.[6][7] In fact, Slovenia won more medals in Sochi than at all previous Winter Olympics combined.[8]

Medalists[edit]