Bobsleigh at the 1932 Winter Olympics

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At the 1932 Winter Olympics, two bobsleigh events were contested. The competitions were held from February 9, 1932 to February 15, 1932. Events were held at the Lake Placid bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track.

Bobsleigh

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
 United States (USA)
USA I
Hubert Stevens
Curtis Stevens
 Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland II
Reto Capadrutt
Oscar Geier
 United States (USA)
USA II
John Heaton
Robert Minton
Four-man
details
 United States (USA)
USA I
Billy Fiske
Edward Eagan
Clifford Grey
Jay O'Brien
 United States (USA)
USA II
Henry Homburger
Percy Bryant
Francis Stevens
Edmund Horton
 Germany (GER)
Germany I
Hanns Kilian
Max Ludwig
Hans Mehlhorn
Sebastian Huber

Participating nations[edit]

A stylized image shows a four-man bobled running the bobsled track, with an observation tower and spectator viewing area on either side. At the top of the image are the flags of the United States, the Olympic movement, and France, and the bottom of the poster reads, "Olympic Bobsled Run Lake Placid, Up where winter calls to play, Operated by New York State Conservation Dept."
A Works Progress Administration poster advertising the Lake Placid bobsled run

Austria, Belgium, and France only competed in the two-man event. Eleven bobsledders competed in both events.

A total of 41 bobsledders from eight nations competed at the Lake Placid Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 1 1 4
2 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
3 Germany 0 0 1 1

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