At the 22nd Winter Olympics, Slovenia was represented by its largest team to date, with more than 60 members, taking home a record number of medals. Tina Maze won two gold medals: in downhill (12.) and in giant slalom (18.), silver medallist ski jumper Peter Prevc on the smaller hill (9.) and snowboarder Žan Košir in parallel slalom (22.), while four bronze medals were won by cross-country skier Vesna Fabjan in freestyle sprint (11.), biathlete Teja Gregorin in 10-km pursuit race (11.), Prevc on the giant hill (15.) and Košir in parallel giant slalom (19.). With eight medals, Slovenia ranked second with respect to its population size, and first with respect to GDP.
Peter Prevc won the finals of the World Cup Ski Jumping competition.
The elections of eight Slovenian members to the European Parliament were held. The Slovenian Democratic Party won three members - Milan Zver, Romana Tomc and Patricija Šulin, while the remaining five positions were entrusted to Lojze Peterle and Franc Bogovič (NSi+SLS), Igor Šoltes (Verjamem), Ivo Vajgl (DeSUS) and Tanja Fajon (SD), respectively. With 24.1 percent attendance, the voter turnout was the lowest so far.
Slovenian canoeists Benjamin Savšek, Luka Božič and Anže Berčič won a gold medal in the team competition at the European Championship.
Slovenian mountain bikers Tanja Žakelj and Blaža Klemenčič ranked first and second in the Olympic cross-country race at the European Championship in Germany.
Slovenian whitewater canoeists Benjamin Savšek and Luka Božič ranked first and third in the World Cup competition.
The winner of the early parliamentary elections was the newly established SMC party with 34.49 percent of the vote (36 mandates). SDS ranked second (20.71%, 21 mandates), followed by DeSUS (10.18%, 10 mandates), United Left (5.97%, 6 mandates), SD (5.98, 6 mandates), NSi (5.59%, 5 mandates) and ZaAB (4.38%, 4 mandates).
The 12th Slovenian Government was elected and headed by Prime Minister Miro Cerar (SMC). The Government coalition is composed of SMC, DeSUS and SD. The Government had 13 ministers and two without portfolio; it has the highest number of women so far.
Tina Maze won the slalom competition for the Alpine Skiing World Cup.
German President Joachim Gauck paid an official visit to Slovenia.