Latvia

Overview

NOCLatvijas Olimpiskā komiteja
Flagbearers40

Participants

Olympic Games 458
Youth Olympic Games 86

Description

Prior to its annexation by the Soviet Union in 1940, Latvia competed at the Olympic Games of 1924, 1928, 1932, and 1936, winning three medals. Latvia also competed at the Olympic Winter Games of 1924, 1928, and 1936. From 1952 to 1988, many Latvians competed for the Soviet Union (USSR). During this time the most successful Latvians have been the volleyballer Ivans Bugajenkovs (two gold in 1964 and 1968), the basketballers Uļjana Semjonova (two gold in 1976 and 1980), Jānis Krūmiņš, Valdis Muižnieks, and Maigonis Valdmanis (all three silver each between 1952 and 1964) as well as the javelin thrower Jānis Lūsis, who won a full set of medals between 1964 and 1972. The canoeist Ivans Klementjevs won gold in 1988 while represeting the Soviet Union and added two silver medals in 1992 and 1996 as member of the Latvian team. At the Winter Games the Latvian Jānis Ķipurs won gold and bronze in bobsleigh 1988.

After the Soviet revolution of 1991, Latvia declared and was granted its independence, and its National Olympic Committee was recognized by the IOC in 1991. Latvia returned to the Olympic fold in 1992 by competing at both Albertville and Barcelona in 1992, and has competed at all Olympic Games since. In 2000, gymnast Igors Vihrovs won the country’s first Olympic gold medal. As of 2012, Latvia has won 22 medals, three gold, 13 silver and six bronze, three of which have been won at the Olympic Winter Games. Māris Štrombergs is the only Latvian to win two gold medals as he won the BMX cycling in 2008 and 2012.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 0 36 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 15 2 17 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 29 0 29 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 23 3 26 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 9 34 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 19 4 23 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 20 7 27 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 34 13 47 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 21 8 29 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 15 45 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 42 5 47 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 10 32 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 8 57 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 29 18 47 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 4 11 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 44 9 53 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 14 45 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 12 4 16 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 9 13 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 7 56 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 13 32 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 7 16 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 25 9 34 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 16 30 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 5 12 Results
Art Competitions 7 0 7 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 1 4 Results
Athletics 54 33 87 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 7 12 19 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 4 0 4 Results
Biathlon 12 8 20 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 35 0 35 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 1 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 8 0 8 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 16 7 23 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 5 1 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 18 0 18 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 13 0 13 Results
Fencing 0 1 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 6 5 11 Results
Football (Football) 11 0 11 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 63 0 63 Results
Judo 5 0 5 Results
Luge 21 10 31 Results
Modern Pentathlon 5 1 6 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 2 4 6 Results
Sailing 2 4 6 Results
Shooting 6 0 6 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 3 1 4 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 2 1 3 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 5 1 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 4 11 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 1 3 4 Results
Weightlifting 12 1 13 Results
Wrestling 15 1 16 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 0 1 1 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Athletics 3 2 5 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 6 5 11 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 3 1 4 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Curling 2 2 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 0 1 Results
Luge 10 6 16 Results
Mixed Sports 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 1 1 2 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 1 3 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 3 3 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 1 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 2 5
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 0 4
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cycling BMX Racing 2 0 0 2
Artistic Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Bobsleigh 1 0 2 3
Athletics 0 4 1 5
Canoe Sprint 0 2 0 2
Skeleton 0 2 0 2
Luge 0 1 3 4
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Modern Pentathlon 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Beach Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Cycling Road 0 0 1 1
Judo 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Luge 2 2 3 7
Ice Hockey 1 0 0 1
Figure Skating 0 1 0 1
Skeleton 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Māris Štrombergs LAT 2 0 0 2
Oskars Melbārdis LAT 1 0 2 3
Daumants Dreiškens LAT 1 0 1 2
Jānis Strenga LAT 1 0 1 2
Igors Vihrovs LAT 1 0 0 1
Arvis Vilkaste LAT 1 0 0 1
Ivans Klementjevs LAT
URS
0 2 0 2
Martins Dukurs LAT 0 2 0 2
Andris Šics LAT 0 1 2 3
Juris Šics LAT 0 1 2 3

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gints Bērziņš LAT 1 0 1 2
Kristers Aparjods LAT 1 0 0 1
Augusts Valdis Vasiļonoks LAT 1 0 0 1
Deniss Vasiļjevs LAT 0 1 1 2
Ardis Liepiņš LAT 0 1 1 2
Kaspars Rinks LAT 0 1 1 2
Diāna Ņikitina LAT 0 1 0 1
Elvis Veinbergs LAT 0 1 0 1
Riks Rozītis LAT 0 1 0 1
Ulla Zirne LAT 0 0 1 1
Jeļena Ostapenko LAT 0 0 1 1
Rebeka Koha LAT 0 0 1 1
Justīne Maskale LAT 0 0 1 1
Viktorija Ziediņa LAT 0 0 1 1
Selīna Zvilna LAT 0 0 1 1
Intars Išējevs LAT 0 0 1 1
Agate Rašmane LAT 0 0 1 1
Kārlis Krūzbergs LAT 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Jānis Dikmanis 1926—1947