Cross-country skier Katerina Neumannova secured the Czech Republic's first ever Olympic winter medal at Nagano in 1998 by winning silver in the women's 5km classic and bronze in the 15km pursuit.
Neumannova competed in five Olympic Winter Games, winning a total of six medals. She won two silver medals in Salt Lake City in 2002, and another two medals, including a gold, at the 2006 Turin Games. She also competed in mountain biking at the 1996 Atlanta Games, becoming the first Czech woman to compete at both summer and winter Games.
The Czech Republic claimed its first ever gold medal when the all-conquering men's ice hockey team defeated Russia 1-0 in a tense final in Nagano in 1998. The winning goal, scored by Petr Svoboda, was a final period slapshot from 15m and his only goal of the entire tournament. Earlier in the competition, Czech goaltender Dominik Hasek had also covered himself in glory by saving all five of Canada's penalty shootout attempts in the semifinal stage.
In 2010 in Vancouver, Czech Republic won two gold medals, the first time it had won more than one gold at a single Games. Speed skater Martina Sablikova won both gold medals, in the 3000m and 5000m, while also adding a bronze in the 1500m.
Title: Kde Domov Muj [Where Is My Home]
Creators: Words by Josef Kajetan Tyl, music by Frantisek Jan Skroup. Composed in 1834.
Founding date: 1899
IOC recognition date: 1993
NOC president's name: Jiri Kejval
NOC general secretary’s name: Petr Graclik
IOC member’s name:
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1994Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 6 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables