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Luxembourg at the Olympicsis a history which began in 1912.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Luxembourg is LUX.


Teams from Luxembourg have been in 28 modern Olympic Games. Luxembourg's National Olympic Committee, the Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois, was formed in 1912. They sent their first team to the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.


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

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Joseph Alzin 1920 Antwerp Weightlifting Men's heavyweight
11 Gold Josy Barthel 1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1500 metres
22 Silver Marc Girardelli 1992 Albertville Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
22 Silver Marc Girardelli 1992 Albertville Alpine skiing Men's super-G

Winter Olympic Games

Luxembourg was first at the Winter Olympic Games in 1928. They have been in seven Winter Games.

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