Slovakia made its debut at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. In Norway, the Slovakian men's ice hockey team topped its group with some terrific performances, including a 3-1 win over Canada and a 4-4 tie against Sweden. However, Russia ended Slovakia's charge with a 3-2 win in a quarterfinal match which went into overtime.
Snowboarder Radoslav Zidek won Slovakia's first winter Olympic medal when he claimed silver in the men's snowboard cross at the 2006 Turin Games.
In Vancouver in 2010, Slovakia could celebrate its first winter Olympic champion when biathlete Anastasia Kuzmina's claimed gold in the7.5km sprint. Three days later she would add a silver in the 10km pursuit, making her the first multiple medallist for Slovakia.
Title: Nad Tatrou sa blyska [Storm over the Tatras]
Creators: Words by Janko Matuska, composer unknown.
Founding date: 1992
IOC recognition date: 1993
NOC president's name: Frantisek Chmelar
NOC general secretary’s name: Jozef Liba
IOC member’s name: Danka Bartekova [entry in the IOC: 2013]
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