Bobsleigh at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Bobsleigh at the 1988 Winter Olympics was held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The event included competitors from countries with little or no snow.[1] These countries included Jamaica (whose involvement spurred the movie Cool Runnings), Mexico, and New Zealand. An informal "Caribbean Cup" of such countries was won by New Zealand's Alexander Peterson and Peter Henry, who finished equal twentieth. In the two-man event, the best result from a completely snow-less country was twenty-ninth by Bart Carpentier Alting and Bart Dreschsel of the Netherlands Antilles. Alting also competed in luge, finishing thirty-sixth out of thirty-eight.[1]


Pos Athlete Time
 Gold  Soviet Union I (URS) (Jānis Ķipurs and Vladimir Koslov) 3:53.48
 Silver  East Germany I (GDR) (Wolfgang Hoppe and Bogdan Musiol) 3:54.19
 Bronze  East Germany II (GDR) (Bernhard Lehmann and Mario Hoyer) 3:54.64


Pos Team Time
 Gold  Switzerland I (SUI) (Ekkehard Fasser, Kurt Meier, Marcel Fässler and Werner Stocker) 3:47.51
 Silver  East Germany I (GDR) (Wolfgang Hoppe, Dietmar Schauerhammer, Bogdan Musiol and Ingo Voge) 3:47.58
 Bronze  Soviet Union II (URS) (Jānis Ķipurs, Guntis Osis, Juris Tone and Vladimir Koslov) 3:48.26

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
2 Switzerland 1 0 0 1
3 East Germany 0 2 1 3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b David Wallechinsky: "The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics" (2002 edition) ISBN 1-85410-807-7