The majority of China's success at the Olympic Winter Games has been in short track speed skating, with seven of its nine gold medals coming from the sport.
China's first winter Olympic medal was won at Albertville in 1992 when Li Yan claimed silver in the women's 500m short track race. At the same Olympic competition, Ye Qiaobo won silver medals in both the 500m and 1000m women's speed skating.
Short track skater Yang Yang [A] became the first athlete from China to win a gold medal when she claimed victory in the women's 500m at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. Yang also secured the gold in the 1000m event in 2002.
Chinese women won all four short track gold medals on offer in Vancouver in 2010. Wang Meng claimed three of those gold medals, with victory in the 500m, 1000m and the 3000m relay.
Title: Yiyongjun Jinxingqu [March of the Volunteers].
Creators: Words by Tian Hanand music by Nie Er.
Founding date: 1910
IOC recognition date: 1979
NOC president's name: Liu Peng
NOC general secretary’s name: Song Luzeng
IOC member’s name: Li Lingwei [entry in the IOC: 2012], Yang Yang (A) [entry in the IOC: 2010], Yu Zaiqing [entry in the IOC: 2000]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1980Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 10 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables