Alpine skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, New York
Dates February 14–23, 1980
No. of events 6
Competitors 174 from 30 nations
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1984 →
Alpine skiing at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Lake Placid  is located in the US
Lake Placid 
Lake Placid 
Location in the United States
Alpine skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics is located in New York
Whiteface Mtn
Whiteface Mtn
Lake Placid
Lake Placid
Locations in New York

Alpine Skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events. The races were held February 14–23 at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, New York,[1] northeast of Lake Placid.

This was the first Olympics in which the women's giant slalom consisted of two runs, rather than one, and both GS events ran only one run per day. This was the last Olympics which also served as World Championships for alpine skiing.

Medal summary[edit]

Eight nations won medals in Alpine skiing, with Liechtenstein leading the medal table, winning two gold, and two silver. Hanni Wenzel led the individual medal table, finishing on the podium in all three women's events, with two gold and one silver. Ingemar Stenmark was the leading male medalist, with two golds.

Wenzel's two gold medals were the first, and to date , only, won by Liechtenstein at the Olympics.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Liechtenstein (LIE) 2 2 0 4
2  Austria (AUT) 2 1 1 4
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 0 0 2
4  West Germany (FRG) 0 2 0 2
5  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
6  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 3 3
7  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
7  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1

Source:[1]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Leonhard Stock
 Austria
1:45.50 Peter Wirnsberger
 Austria
1:46.12 Steve Podborski
 Canada
1:46.62
Giant slalom
details
Ingemar Stenmark
 Sweden
2:40.74 Andreas Wenzel
 Liechtenstein
2:41.49 Hans Enn
 Austria
2:42.51
Slalom
details
Ingemar Stenmark
 Sweden
1:44.26 Phil Mahre
 United States
1:44.76 Jacques Lüthy
 Switzerland
1:45.06

Source:[1]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Annemarie Moser-Pröll
 Austria
1:37.52 Hanni Wenzel
 Liechtenstein
1:38.22 Marie-Theres Nadig
 Switzerland
1:38.36
Giant slalom
details
Hanni Wenzel
 Liechtenstein
2:41.66 Irene Epple
 West Germany
2:42.12 Perrine Pelen
 France
2:42.41
Slalom
details
Hanni Wenzel
 Liechtenstein
1:25.09 Christa Kinshofer
 West Germany
1:26.50 Erika Hess
 Switzerland
1:27.89

Source:[1]

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Thu 14-Feb  Downhill - men  1,313 m (4,308 ft)  481 m (1,578 ft)  832 m (2,730 ft)  3.009 km (1.870 mi) 27.7%
Sun 17-Feb  Downhill - women  1,181 m (3,875 ft)  481 m (1,578 ft)  700 m (2,297 ft)  2.698 km (1.676 mi) 25.9%
Mon 18-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  (1st run)  876 m (2,874 ft)  481 m (1,578 ft)  395 m (1,296 ft)  1.354 km (0.841 mi) 29.2%
Tue 19-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  (2nd run)  876 m (2,874 ft)  481 m (1,578 ft)  395 m (1,296 ft)  1.303 km (0.810 mi) 30.3%
Wed 20-Feb  Giant Slalom - women  (1st run)  845 m (2,772 ft)  481 m (1,578 ft)  364 m (1,194 ft)  1.231 km (0.765 mi) 29.6%
Thu 21-Feb  Giant Slalom - women  (2nd run)  876 m (2,874 ft)  512 m (1,680 ft)  364 m (1,194 ft)  1.315 km (0.817 mi) 27.7%
Fri 22-Feb  Slalom - men  (2 runs)  876 m (2,874 ft)  667 m (2,188 ft)  209 m (686 ft)  0.549 km (0.341 mi) 38.1%
Sat 23-Feb  Slalom - women  (2 runs)  845 m (2,772 ft)  667 m (2,188 ft)  178 m (584 ft)  0.465 km (0.289 mi) 38.3%

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Thirty nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Lake Placid. China, Costa Rica and Cyprus made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.[1]

World championships[edit]

From 1948 through these Olympics in 1980, the alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships, held every two years. With the addition of the giant slalom, the combined event was dropped for 1950 and 1952, but returned as a World Championship event in 1954 as a "paper race" which used the results from the three events. During the Olympics from 1956 through 1980, World Championship medals were awarded by the FIS for the combined event. The combined returned as a separate event at the World Championships in 1982 and at the Olympics in 1988.

Combined[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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