Latvia first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and returned to competition as an independent nation in 1992.
Luge competitor Martins Rubenis won Latvia's first winter Olympic medal when he finished with the bronze in the men's singles at the 2006 Turin Games.
Sliding has proven to be the main source of success for Latvia recently. In 2010 in Vancouver, brothers Andris and Juris Sics took silver in the doubles luge, and Martins Dukurs won a silver in the skeleton.
Title: Dievs, Sveti Latviju [God Bless Latvia].
Creators: Written and composed by Karlis Baumanis.
Founding date: 1922
IOC recognition date: 1991
NOC president's name: Aldons Vrublevskis
NOC general secretary’s name: Zorzs Tikmers
IOC member’s name:
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1924Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 10 [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