Argentinian athletes have mostly competed in alpine skiing and bobsleigh events, and at the nation's first Olympic Winter Games in 1928, its two four-man bobsleigh teams finished fourth and fifth.
In Salt Lake City in 2002, Argentina's German Antonio Glessner was the first official skeleton slider in Olympic Winter Games history. The sled used was borrowed from an Italian friend.
The Birkner family has a proud tradition of producing alpine skiers, and two generations of the family have competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Siblings Maria Maddalena, Jorge, Carolina and Ignacio all competed at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.The next generation has continued the tradition, with Cristian Javier Simari Birkner and his sisters Macarena and Maria Belen all competing in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Title: Himno Nacional Argentino [Argentinian National Anthem]
Creators: Words by Vicente Lopez y Planes, music by Jose Blas Parera.
Founding date: 1923
IOC recognition date: 1923
NOC president's name: Dr Gerardo Werthein
NOC general secretary’s name: Mario Moccia
IOC member’s name: Dr Gerardo Werthein [entry in the IOC: 2011]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1928
Number of appearances: 18 [Sochi included]