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Latvia was first at the Olympic Games in 1924. After the nation was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, Latvian athletes were part of Soviet Union at the Olympics between 1952 and 1988. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union and independence of Latvia in 1991, the nation returned to the Olympic Games in 1992. They have been at every Games since then.

The National Olympic Committee for Latvia was first formed in 1922. The current NOC is the Latvian Olympic Committee, which was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1991.

Medalists

Summer Olympics

Medal Name Games Sport Event
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Daliņš, JānisJānis Daliņš 1932 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 50 km walk
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bietags, EdvīnsEdvīns Bietags 1936 Berlin Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bubenko, AdalbertsAdalberts Bubenko 1936 Berlin Athletics Men's 50 km walk
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Klementjevs, IvansIvans Klementjevs 1992 Barcelona Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 metres
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Kuzmins, AfanasijsAfanasijs Kuzmins 1992 Barcelona Shooting Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ozols, DainisDainis Ozols 1992 Barcelona Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Klementjevs, IvansIvans Klementjevs 1996 Atlanta Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 metres
1File:Gold medal icon.svg Gold Vihrovs, IgorsIgors Vihrovs 2000 Sydney Gymnastics Men's floor exercises
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Fadejevs, AigarsAigars Fadejevs 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 50 km walk
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Zeļonijs, VsevolodsVsevolods Zeļonijs 2000 Sydney Judo Men's lightweight
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Saproņenko, JevgēņijsJevgēņijs Saproņenko 2004 Athens Gymnastics Men's vault
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Vasiļevskis, VadimsVadims Vasiļevskis 2004 Athens Athletics Men's javelin throw
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Rubļevska, JeļenaJeļena Rubļevska 2004 Athens Modern pentathlon Women's individual
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver ScerbatihsViktors Ščerbatihs 2004 Athens Weightlifting Men's super heavyweight
1File:Gold medal icon.svg Gold Štrombergs, MārisMāris Štrombergs 2008 Beijing Cycling (BMX) Men's BMX
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Kovals, AinārsAinārs Kovals 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's javelin throw
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Viktors Ščerbatihs 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Men's super heavyweight
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Mārtiņš PļaviņšJānis Šmēdiņš 2012 London Beach volleyball Men's tournament
1File:Gold medal icon.svg Gold Štrombergs, MārisMāris Štrombergs 2012 London Cycling Men's BMX

Winter Olympics

Medal Name Games Sport Event
3File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Rubenis, MārtiņšMārtiņš Rubenis 2006 Turin Luge Men's singles
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Andris Šics & Juris Šics 2010 Vancouver Luge Doubles
2File:Silver medal icon.svg Silver Martins Dukurs 2010 Vancouver Skeleton (sport) Men's

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Paris 0 0 0 0
1928 Amsterdam 0 0 0 0
1932 Los Angeles 0 1 0 1
1936 Berlin 0 1 1 2
1952–1988 as part of the Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona 0 2 1 3
1996 Atlanta 0 1 0 1
2000 Sydney 1 1 1 3
2004 Athens 0 4 0 4
2008 Beijing 1 1 1 3
2008 London 1 0 1 2
Total 3 11 5 19

Medals by Winter Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1932 Lake Placid did not participate
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1952–1988 as part of the Soviet Union
1992 Albertville 0 0 0 0
1994 Lillehammer 0 0 0 0
1998 Nagano 0 0 0 0
2002 Salt Lake City 0 0 0 0
2006 Turin 0 0 1 1
2010 Vancouver 0 2 0 2
Total 0 2 1 3

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Cycling 2 0 1 3
Athletics 0 4 1 5
Canoeing 0 2 0 2
Modern pentathlon 0 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Wrestling 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Beach volleyball 0 0 1 1
Luge 0 1 1 2
Skeleton 0 1 0 1
Total 3 13 6 22

References