Since first competing as an independent nation at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games, Kazakhstan has won a total of six medals, with four of them belong to one man.
Cross-country skier Vladimir Smirnov claimed Kazakhstan's first ever winter Olympic medal when he won gold in the 50km classic event in Lillehammer. He also won silver medals in 1994 in the 10km classical and combined pursuit events, and four years later in Nagano won bronze in the combined pursuit.
Prior to competing for Kazakhstan, Smirnov also won two silver medals and a bronze for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Calgary Games.
Kazakhstan's other winter Olympic medals belongs to speed skater Lyudmila Prokasheva, who won bronze in the women's 5000m event at the 1998 Nagano Games, and biathlete Yelena Khrustalyova, who won silver in the 15km at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Title: Menin Qazaqstanim [My Kazakhstan]
Creators: Words by Zhumeken Nazhimedenov and Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, music by Shamshi Kaldayakov.
Founding date: 1990
IOC recognition date: 1993
NOC president's name: Temirkhan Dosmukhambetov
NOC general secretary’s name: Timur Dossymbetov
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