Liechtenstein at the Olympics

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Liechtenstein at the
Olympics
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg
IOC code LIE
NOC Liechtenstein Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.li (in German) (in English)
Medals
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
6
Total
10
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Liechtenstein first participated in the Olympic Games in 1936, and has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. The Liechtenstein Olympic Committee was created in 1935.

Liechtenstein is the smallest country in the world by both area and population to have won Olympic medals. Athletes from Liechtenstein have won a total of ten medals, all in alpine skiing. It is the only country to have won medals at the Winter, but not Summer, Olympic Games. Liechtenstein has the most medals per capita of any country, with nearly one medal for every 3,600 inhabitants.[1] Seven of its ten medals have been won by members of the same family: siblings Hanni and Andreas Wenzel, and Hanni's daughter Tina Weirather.[2] (Further, the brothers Willi and Paul Frommelt have won two of the other three; only Ursula Konzett has medaled for her country without being related to Wenzels or Frommelts.)

Xaver Frick, a founding member of the country's national olympic committee, is the only Liechtenstein athlete to have competed in both the summer and winter Olympic games.[3]

Medal tables

Medals by winter sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Alpine skiing 2 2 6 10 12
Total 2 2 6 10 30

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Frommelt, WilliWilli Frommelt Austria 1976 Innsbruck Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Wenzel, HanniHanni Wenzel Austria 1976 Innsbruck Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Gold Wenzel, HanniHanni Wenzel United States 1980 Lake Placid Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Wenzel, HanniHanni Wenzel United States 1980 Lake Placid Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Silver Wenzel, HanniHanni Wenzel United States 1980 Lake Placid Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Wenzel, AndreasAndreas Wenzel United States 1980 Lake Placid Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Wenzel, AndreasAndreas Wenzel Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Konzett, UrsulaUrsula Konzett Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Frommelt, PaulPaul Frommelt Canada 1988 Calgary Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Weirather, TinaTina Weirather South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Alpine skiing Women's super-G

See also

References

  1. ^ Manning, Nevill (16 February 2018). "Medals per Capita". medalspercapita.com. Retrieved 17 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Dunbar, Graham (23 December 2013). "Liechtenstein skier Tina Weirather follows in her family's rich Olympic tradition". Courier Islander. Campbell River, British Columbia. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Xaver Frick". Principality of Liechtenstein. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 

External links

  • "Liechtenstein". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Results and Medalists — Liechtenstein". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. 
  • "Liechtenstein". Sports-Reference.com. 
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