Saturday, February 17, 2018

Liechtenstein Wins Bronze at Winter Olympics (and Fun Facts)

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Liechtenstein won its 10th Olympic medal in history earlier today when Tina Weirather took home the bronze medal in the women's super-G event. The Principality's only IOC member Princess Nora was on hand later in the day to award Weirather, who placed third behind surprise winner Ester Ledecka representing the Czech Republic and Anna Veith of Austria, her medal. (Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to find a picture of Princess Nora and Tina Weirather together.)
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And now for a quick fire round of Liechtenstein Olympic fun facts: The Principality is the only nation to have won all of its medals in one event - alpine skiing that is - at the Winter Olympics. It is also the only country to have won medals at the Winter, but not Summer, Olympic Games. Liechtenstein has the most medals per capita of any country, with nearly one medal for every 3,600 inhabitants - after all it is a country of  about 36,000 and has one skiing area, Malbun. 

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