Alpine skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
Bijelasnica2.jpg
Bjelašnica
Venue Bjelašnica (men),
Jahorina (women),
SR of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Dates 13–19 February 1984
Competitors 225 from 42 nations
«1980 1988»

Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events, held 13–19 February in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The men's races were at Bjelašnica and the women's at Jahorina.[1] Due to weather delays (a blizzard), both downhill races were postponed several days and run after the giant slalom races.

This was the first Winter Olympics since 1936 which did not also serve as the world championships for alpine skiing. It was the last Olympic program with just six events for alpine skiing; ten events were held in 1988 with the return of the combined event and the addition of Super G.

Banned from competition at these Olympics by the International Ski Federation (FIS) were top World Cup racers Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein, both double gold medalists at the 1980 Winter Olympics and leading the World Cup in 1984. They had accepted promotional payments directly, rather than through their national ski federations.[2][3][4] Also absent was Marc Girardelli, who had not yet gained his citizenship from Luxembourg and was not allowed to compete for his native Austria.[4][5]

Medal summary[edit]

Eight nations won medals in alpine skiing, and the United States led the medal table with three gold and two silver. Perrine Pelen was the only racer to win multiple medals, taking a silver and a bronze.

Host nation Yugoslavia won its first alpine medal in the Winter Olympics with Jure Franko's silver in the men's giant slalom. Czechoslovakia's medal, won by Olga Charvátová in the women's downhill, was its only Olympic medal ever won in alpine skiing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 2 0 5
2  Switzerland (SUI) 2 2 0 4
3  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
4  France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
5  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 0 1
6  Liechtenstein (LIE) 0 0 2 2
7  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1

Source:[1]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Bill Johnson
United States (USA)
1:45.59  Peter Müller
Switzerland (SUI)
1:45.86  Anton Steiner
Austria (AUT)
1:45.95
Giant slalom
details
 Max Julen
Switzerland (SUI)
2:41.18  Jure Franko
Yugoslavia (YUG)
2:41.41  Andreas Wenzel
Liechtenstein (LIE)
2:41.75
Slalom
details
 Phil Mahre
United States (USA)
1:39.41  Steve Mahre
United States (USA)
1:39.62  Didier Bouvet
France (FRA)
1:40.20

Source:[1]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Michela Figini
Switzerland (SUI)
1:13.36  Maria Walliser
Switzerland (SUI)
1:13.41  Olga Charvátová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
1:13.53
Giant slalom
details
 Debbie Armstrong
United States (USA)
2:20.98  Christin Cooper
United States (USA)
2:21.38  Perrine Pelen
France (FRA)
2:21.40
Slalom
details
 Paola Magoni
Italy (ITA)
1:36.47  Perrine Pelen
France (FRA)
1:37.38  Ursula Konzett
Liechtenstein (LIE)
1:37.50

Source:[1]

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Thu 16-Feb Downhill – men 2,076 m (6,811 ft) 1,273 m (4,177 ft) 803 m (2,635 ft) 3.066 km (1.905 mi) 26.2%
Thu 16-Feb Downhill – women 1,872 m (6,142 ft) 1,325 m (4,347 ft) 547 m (1,795 ft) 1.965 km (1.221 mi) 27.8%
Tue 14-Feb Giant Slalom – men 1,745 m (5,725 ft) 1,363 m (4,472 ft) 382 m (1,253 ft)
Mon 13-Feb Giant Slalom – women 1,665 m (5,463 ft) 1,328 m (4,357 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft)
Sun 19-Feb Slalom – men 1,563 m (5,128 ft) 1,363 m (4,472 ft) 200 m (656 ft)
Fri 17-Feb Slalom – women 1,840 m (6,037 ft) 1,670 m (5,479 ft) 170 m (558 ft)

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Forty-two nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Sarajevo. Egypt, Mexico, Monaco and Senegal made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sarajevo 1984 Official Report". Organising Committee of the XlVth Winter Olympic Games 1984 at Sarajevo. LA84 Foundation. 1984. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ski stars banned from Olympics". Ottawa Citizen. Reuters. November 26, 1983. p. 71. 
  3. ^ "Ruling slaps Stenmark". Bend (OR) Bulletin. UPI. November 7, 1983. p. D-4. 
  4. ^ a b "Winter Olympics will take place without three alpine skiers". Palm Beach Post. wire services. January 25, 1984. p. D4. 
  5. ^ "Mahre skis for gold". Observer Reporter (Washington, PA). Associated Press. February 11, 1984. p. B-8. 

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