Luxembourg at the Olympics

Luxembourg At The Olympics

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Luxembourg at the Olympics

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Athletes from Luxembourg have competed at 28 editions of the modern Olympic Games. Luxembourg's National Olympic Committee, the Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois, was founded in 1912 and sent its first team to the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Recently, it was also discovered that Michel Théato, who competed for France at the 1900 Summer Olympics, was actually Luxembourgish. However, the gold medal Théato won in the marathon at the Paris Games is still credited to France by the IOC.

Medalists

Luxembourg has won four Olympic medals (one gold and three silver) in its 28 Olympic appearances.

Winter Olympic Games

Luxembourg first competed at the Winter Olympic Games in 1928, and has taken part in a total of seven Winter Games. Thus, despite having been one of the earliest countries to take part, Luxembourg has competed in relatively few of the Games. In the seven Games, Luxembourg has won a total of two medals: both silver, and won by Marc Girardelli in 1992.

After Luxembourg's first appearance, in St. Moritz, and the country's second appearance, at the 1936 Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Luxembourg did not compete at the Olympics for another five decades. As a low-lying country, whose highest peak (the Kneiff) lies only 560 metres (1,837 ft) above sea level, Luxembourg had little pedigree in most Winter Olympic sports.

However, the naturalisation of Marc Girardelli, an Austrian-born alpine skier, saw Luxembourg return to the Games in 1988. In the...
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