Luge at the 1964 Winter Olympics

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Luge
at the IX Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck
Dates 30 January - 4 February
Competitors 68 from 12 nations
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Luge at the 1964 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck. The competition took place between January 30 and February 4, 1964.[1]

This was the first appearance of Luge in the Winter Olympics. It was originally scheduled to be added in 1960, but as there was no venue built for it in Squaw Valley, the sport's debut came in 1964.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 2 2 1 5
2 Austria 1 1 1 3
2 Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Germany won five of the nine medals available, including two gold medals.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Thomas Köhler
Germany (GER)
3:26.77  Klaus-Michael Bonsack
Germany (GER)
3:27.04  Hans Plenk
Germany (GER)
3:30.15
Women's singles
details
 Ortrun Enderlein
Germany (GER)
3:24.67  Ilse Geisler
Germany (GER)
3:27.42  Leni Thurner
Austria (AUT)
3:29.06
Doubles
details
 Austria (AUT)
Josef Feistmantl
Manfred Stengl
1:41.62  Austria (AUT)
Reinhold Senn
Helmut Thaler
1:41.91  Italy (ITA)
Walter Außendorfer
Sigisfredo Mair
1:42.87

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Twelve nations participated in Luge at the Innsbruck Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Offizieller Bericht der IX. Olympischen Winterspiele Innsbruck 1964". Austrian Federal Publishing House for Instruction, Science and Art, Vienna and Munich. LA84 Foundation. 1964. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Luge at the 1964 Winter Games". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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