Slovakia (SVK)

Overview

NOCSlovenský olympijský a športový výbor
Flagbearers37

Participants

Olympic Games 540
Youth Olympic Games 198
Other competitors with SVK nationality 444

Description

Slovakia, which split from Czechoslovakia on 1 January 1993 along with the Czech Republic, competed in the Olympic Games as an independent nation for the first time at Lillehammer in 1994. Prior to the division, many Czechoslovakian athletes were actually from Slovakia.

A Slovakian National Olympic Committee was actually first formed on 18 June 1939, which gained recognition via a letter dated 24 July 1939 from then IOC president Henri, Count de Baillet-Latour, and it attempted to revive its activities after World War II in 1945. However, in June 1947, it was co-opted into the Czechoslovak Olympic Committee.

The Slovakian Olympic Committee was re-created in October 1990, and was then formed officially on 19 December 1992, before the nation’s split from the Czech Republic. It received provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 16 March 1993 and official recognition at the 101st IOC session in Monaco on 24 September 1993. Since 1994, Slovakia has competed at all Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games. Through 2022, it has won a total of 42 Olympic medals, including 14 golds.

Slovakians have particularly excelled in slalom canoeing, winning 15 medals and eight Olympic titles in the sport. Three of these titles were claimed by the Hochschorner twins, Pavol and Peter, who won the C-2 slalom title three times in a row (2000, 2004, 2008). At the Summer Olympics, Michal Martikán has won the most medals for Slovakia, with five medals (two gold, two silver, and one bronze), also won in slalom canoeing (C1).

Slovakia has competed at eight Olympic Winter Games, consecutively since 1994. In 2006, they won their first Olympic Winter medal, when Radoslav Židek won a silver medal in men’s boardercross snowboarding. Slovakia has since won 10 medals and four gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games. The most successful Slovakian athlete has performed at the Winter Olympics: biathlete Anastasia Kuzmina has won three gold and three silver medals from 2010 to 2018.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Slovakia 34 8 42 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Slovakia 58 13 71 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Slovakia 29 8 37 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Slovakia 81 27 108 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Slovakia 38 11 49 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Slovakia 48 16 64 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Slovakia 45 13 58 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Slovakia 35 22 57 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Slovakia 38 30 68 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Slovakia 26 21 47 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Slovakia 45 17 62 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Slovakia 32 19 51 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Slovakia 40 14 54 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Slovakia 27 14 41 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Slovakia 36 13 49 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Slovakia 8 9 17 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Slovakia 7 23 30 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Slovakia 10 28 38 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Slovakia 9 24 33 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Slovakia 23 10 33 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Slovakia 16 31 47 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 12 19 Results
Archery 1 2 3 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 5 6 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 6 6 Results
Athletics 39 16 55 Results
Badminton 0 3 3 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 0 12 12 Results
Biathlon 16 15 31 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 11 1 12 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 16 6 22 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 26 3 29 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 11 9 20 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 3 3 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 12 2 14 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 6 0 6 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 3 5 8 Results
Football (Football) 18 0 18 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 2 2 Results
Golf 1 0 1 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 119 19 138 Results
Judo 5 0 5 Results
Luge 15 5 20 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Rowing 4 0 4 Results
Sailing 5 0 5 Results
Shooting 10 5 15 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 2 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 9 13 Results
Table Tennis 2 3 5 Results
Tennis 11 10 21 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Triathlon 2 0 2 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 13 0 13 Results
Weightlifting 6 1 7 Results
Wrestling 10 0 10 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 5 9 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 4 7 11 Results
Biathlon 7 7 14 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 2 1 3 Results
Boxing 1 1 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 3 3 6 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 1 2 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 2 4 Results
Fencing 0 1 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Football (Football) 0 18 18 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Futsal (Football) 10 0 10 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 51 52 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Karate 1 0 1 Results
Luge 9 5 14 Results
Mixed Sports 3 3 6 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Ski Mountaineering 1 1 2 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 2 2 Results
Sport Climbing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 6 11 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Tennis 4 4 8 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 0 6
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 3 1 5
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2022 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canoe Slalom 8 4 3 15
Biathlon 3 3 1 7
Shooting 1 2 3 6
Alpine Skiing 1 0 0 1
Athletics 1 0 0 1
Canoe Sprint 0 3 2 5
Swimming 0 2 0 2
Golf 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 1 0 1
Snowboarding 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Ice Hockey 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canoe Sprint 1 3 2 6
Alpine Skiing 1 0 0 1
Tennis 0 1 2 3
Ice Hockey 0 1 1 2
Athletics 0 1 0 1
Bobsleigh 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anastasia Kuzmina SVK 3 3 0 6
Pavol Hochschorner SVK 3 0 1 4
Peter Hochschorner SVK 3 0 1 4
Michal Martikán SVK 2 2 1 5
Elena Kaliská SVK 2 0 0 2
Zuzana Rehák Štefečeková SVK 1 2 0 3
Matej Tóth SVK 1 0 0 1
Petra Vlhová SVK 1 0 0 1
Ladislav Škantár SVK 1 0 0 1
Peter Škantár SVK 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Emanuela Luknárová SVK 1 0 1 2
Petra Vlhová SVK 1 0 0 1
Andrea Krišandová SVK 1 0 0 1
Nikola Janeková SVK 0 1 1 2
Jana Čepelová SVK 0 1 1 2
Jakub Grigar SVK 0 1 0 1
Viktória Čerňanská SVK 0 1 0 1
Peter Repčík SVK 0 1 0 1
Chantal Škamlová SVK 0 1 0 1
Miroslav Urban SVK 0 1 0 1
Michaela Pešková SVK 0 1 0 1
Sebastián Čederle SVK 0 1 0 1
Katarína Pecsuková SVK 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Vladimír Černušák 1993—2002
Vladimír Černušák 2002—2018
Danka Barteková 2013—2021
Danka Barteková 2022—