Czechoslovakia at the Olympics

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Czechoslovakia in the Olympics is a history which includes 32 games in 20 countries and 2,000+ athletes.[1] Since 1920, Nicaragua has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".[2]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Czechoslovakia was CZS.[3] Czechoslovakia was peacefully separated into two nations in 1993. The Czech Republic is now is CZE and Slovakia is now SVK.[4]

History[change | edit source]

Czechoslovakia first took part in the Olympic Games in 1920. Before this, it competed as Bohemia from 1900 to 1912. The nation sent athletes to compete almost every Summer Olympic Games since then. They did not take part in the 1984 Games as part of the Soviet boycott of those Games. Czechoslovakia has taken part in every Winter Olympic Games since the first Winter Games in 1924.

In 1993, Czechoslovakia was divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Each of these countries sent their own teams to the Olympics since 1994.

Czechoslovakian athletes have won a total of 143 medals at the Summer Games. Most of these medals were won in gymnastics. The nation also won 25 medals at the Winter Games. Ski jumping and ice hockey have been their best sports.

Medal tables[change | edit source]

Medals by Summer Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1920 Antwerp 0 0 2 2
1924 Paris 1 4 5 10
1928 Amsterdam 2 5 2 9
1932 Los Angeles 1 2 1 4
1936 Berlin 3 5 0 8
1948 London 6 2 3 11
1952 Helsinki 7 3 3 13
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 1 4 1 6
1960 Rome 3 2 3 8
1964 Tokyo 5 6 3 14
1968 Mexico City 7 2 4 13
1972 Munich 2 4 2 8
1976 Montreal 2 2 4 8
1980 Moscow 2 3 9 14
1984 Los Angeles did not participate
1988 Seoul 3 3 2 8
1992 Barcelona 4 2 1 7
Total 49 49 45 143

Medals by Winter Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 1 1
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 0 1 0 1
1952 Oslo 0 0 0 0
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 0 0 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley 0 1 0 1
1964 Innsbruck 0 0 1 1
1968 Grenoble 1 2 1 4
1972 Sapporo 1 0 2 3
1976 Innsbruck 0 1 0 1
1980 Lake Placid 0 0 1 1
1984 Sarajevo 0 2 4 6
1988 Calgary 0 1 2 3
1992 Albertville 0 0 3 3
Total 2 8 15 25

Medals by summer sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gymnastics 12 13 10 35
Athletics 11 8 5 24
Canoeing 7 4 1 12
Shooting 4 3 2 9
Weightlifting 3 2 3 8
Boxing 3 1 2 6
Rowing 2 2 7 11
Cycling 2 2 2 6
Wrestling 1 7 7 15
Tennis 1 1 2 4
Diving 1 1 0 2
Football 1 1 0 2
Equestrian 1 0 0 1
Modern pentathlon 0 1 1 2
Volleyball 0 1 1 2
Field hockey 0 1 0 1
Handball 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Total 49 49 44 142

This table of summer sports does not include the bronze medal won in ice hockey at the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Medals by winter sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ski jumping 1 2 4 7
Figure skating 1 1 3 5
Ice hockey 0 4 4 8
Cross-country skiing 0 1 4 5
Alpine skiing 0 0 1 1
Total 2 8 16 26

This table includes the bronze medal won in Ice hockey in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Czechoslovakia; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  3. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-11.
  4. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 90 [PDF p. 91 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-11.

Other websites[change | edit source]