Slovenia at the 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)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1912)
Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Slovenia first participated as an independent nation at the Olympic Games in 1992, and has sent athletes to compete in every Games since then. Slovenian athletes first competed at the Olympics in 1912 as a part of the Austrian team, when Rudolf Cvetko became the first Slovene winning an Olympic medal, a silver in team sabre.[1] Then, until the independence, they competed as a part of Yugoslavia. Before the Second World War, all Olympic medals for Kingdom of Yugoslavia were won by gymnasts, mostly Slovenians. Leon Štukelj was the most prominent among them, winning three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals, and he is still the most decorated Slovenian Olympian. Among post-war sportsmen, Miroslav Cerar won two gold and one bronze medals, also in gymnastics. All Winter Olympic medals for Yugoslavia (three silver and one bronze) were won by Slovenains, the first being the silver medal of Jure Franko in Alpine skiing, won in Sarajevo.

The National Olympic Committee for Slovenia was created in 1991 and recognized in 1993.

Slovenian athletes have won a total of nineteen medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another fifteen at the Winter Olympic Games. Among summer events, the most successful were the 2000 Summer Olympics with two gold medals and the 2008 Summer Olympics with five medals overall, one of which was gold. The most successful winter games were the 2014 Winter Olympics, where Slovenian athletes won record eight medals, including two gold. Tina Maze (alpine skiing) and Iztok Čop (rowing) are the most decorated post-independence Slovenian Olympians, with four medals each. Rajmond Debevec (shooting) competed at the Olympics eight times so far (1984-2012, first two times representing Yugoslavia). Merlene Ottey (athletics) competed seven times (1980-2004, first six times representing Jamaica, for which she won nine medals).

Medal tables by Games[edit]

List of medalists[edit]

Summer Games[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze CopIztok Čop
Denis Žvegelj
Spain 1992 Barcelona Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Bronze Janša, MilanMilan Janša
Janez Klemenčič
Sašo Mirjanič
Sadik Mujkić
Spain 1992 Barcelona Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's coxless four
 Silver Bukovec, BrigitaBrigita Bukovec United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 metre hurdles
 Silver Vehovar, AndražAndraž Vehovar United States 1996 Atlanta Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing Men's K-1 slalom
 Gold CopIztok Čop
Luka Špik
Australia 2000 Sydney Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Gold Debevec, RajmondRajmond Debevec Australia 2000 Sydney Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle 3 positions
 Silver CopIztok Čop and Luka Špik Greece 2004 Athens Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Bronze CeplakJolanda Čeplak Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 metres
 Bronze ZolnirUrška Žolnir Greece 2004 Athens Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's half-middleweight
 Bronze ZbogarVasilij Žbogar Greece 2004 Athens Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's Laser class
 Gold Kozmus, PrimožPrimož Kozmus China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's hammer throw
 Silver Žbogar, VasilijVasilij Žbogar China 2008 Beijing Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing Men's laser class
 Silver Isakovič, SaraSara Isakovič China 2008 Beijing Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Women's 200 metre freestyle
 Bronze PolavderLucija Polavder China 2008 Beijing Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's half-heavyweight
 Bronze Debevec, RajmondRajmond Debevec China 2008 Beijing Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 50 m rifle three positions
 Gold ZolnirUrška Žolnir United Kingdom 2012 London Judo pictogram.svg Judo Women's half-middleweight
 Silver Kozmus, PrimožPrimož Kozmus United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's hammer throw
 Bronze CopIztok Čop
Luka Špik
United Kingdom 2012 London Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Bronze Debevec, RajmondRajmond Debevec United Kingdom 2012 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 50 m rifle prone

Winter Games[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Dovžan, AlenkaAlenka Dovžan Norway 1994 Lillehammer Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Bronze Košir, JureJure Košir Norway 1994 Lillehammer Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Koren, KatjaKatja Koren Norway 1994 Lillehammer Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Fras, DamjanDamjan Fras
Robert Kranjec
Primož Peterka
Peter Žonta
United States 2002 Salt Lake City Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping Men's team (K120)
 Silver Maze, TinaTina Maze Canada 2010 Vancouver Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's super-G
 Silver Maze, TinaTina Maze Canada 2010 Vancouver Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Majdič, PetraPetra Majdič Canada 2010 Vancouver Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing Women's sprint
 Gold Maze, TinaTina Maze Russia 2014 Sochi Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Maze, TinaTina Maze Russia 2014 Sochi Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Prevc, PeterPeter Prevc Russia 2014 Sochi Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping Men's normal hill individual
 Silver Košir, ŽanŽan Košir Russia 2014 Sochi Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding Men's parallel slalom
 Bronze Fabjan, VesnaVesna Fabjan Russia 2014 Sochi Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing Women's sprint
 Bronze Gregorin, TejaTeja Gregorin Russia 2014 Sochi Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon Women's pursuit
 Bronze Prevc, PeterPeter Prevc Russia 2014 Sochi Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping Men's large hill individual
 Bronze Košir, ŽanŽan Košir Russia 2014 Sochi Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding Men's parallel giant slalom

Multiple medal winners[edit]

Athlete Sport Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
Maze, TinaTina Maze Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing 2002-2014 Winter F 2 2 0 4
CopIztok Čop Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing 1992-2012 Summer M 1 1 2 4
SpikLuka Špik Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing 2000-2012 Summer M 1 1 1 3
Kozmus, PrimožPrimož Kozmus Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 2000-2012 Summer M 1 1 0 2
Debevec, RajmondRajmond Debevec Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 1984-2012 Summer M 1 0 2 3
ZolnirUrška Žolnir Judo pictogram.svg Judo 2004-2012 Summer F 1 0 1 2
ZbogarVasilij Žbogar Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 2000-2012 Summer M 0 1 1 2
Prevc, PeterPeter Prevc Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping 2010-2014 Winter M 0 1 1 2
Košir, ŽanŽan Košir Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding 2010-2014 Winter M 0 1 1 2

This list only contains Olympic medal winners for Slovenia as an independent country. Among listed medalists, Sadik Mujkić also won two Olympic medals, one of which was a bronze at the 1988 Summer Olympics for Yugoslavia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sabljaska-zveza.si/rudolf-cvetko.html