Ukraine first competed as an independent nation in Olympic Winter Games competition in 1994. Sixteen-year-old Oksana Bayul claimed gold just ahead of Nancy Kerrigan in a highly publicised women's individual figure skating final.
Also at the Lillehammer Games, virtual unknown Valentyna Tserbe gave the performance of her life in winning bronze in the women's 7.5km biathlon event. Having never before finished in the top 20 of an international competition, she did not miss a single shot and finished a mere 1.2 seconds behind dual 1994 gold medallist Myriam Bedard of Canada and 0.1 of a second behind Svetlana Paramygina of Belarus.
Ukraine picked up two medals at the 2006 Turin Games. Biathlete Lilia Efremova won bronze in the women's 7.5km sprint while ice dancers Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov also collected a bronze medal.
Title: Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrainy [Ukraine's Glory Hasn't Perished]
Creators: Words by Pavlo Chubynskyi, music by Mykhailo Verbytskyi.
Founding date: 1990
IOC recognition date: 1993
NOC president's name: Sergey Bubka
NOC general secretary’s name: Juri Tamm
IOC member’s name: Sergey Bubka [entry in the IOC: 2008], Valeriy Borzov [entry in the IOC: 1994]
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