Czech Republic


The Czech Republic made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1996 after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large team to the Olympics with over 100 athletes appearing in each edition. The Czech Republic appears in a variety of sports, particularly athletics, canoeing, cycling, rowing and shooting.

In total the Czech Republic has won 54 medals in 11 sports and has medalled at every Olympic appearance. The most successful sports include canoeing (14), athletics (12) and shooting (9). Their most successful athletes are canoeist Josef Dostal, javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova and rower Ondrej Synek whom all won three medals. Dostal won two bronze medals in the men’s K4 1000m in 2012 and 2016 and a silver medal in the men’s K1 1000m in 2016. Spotokova won her medals in women’s javelin; two golds in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze in 2016. Synek won two silver medals in men’s single sculls in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze in 2016. At the 2016 Olympics the Czech Republic won 10 medals.

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