Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Whistlercreekside.jpg
Venue Whistler Creekside
Whistler, British Columbia
 Canada
Dates February 15–27, 2010
No. of events 10
Competitors 309 from 71 nations
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Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held in Canada at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, British Columbia, north of Vancouver. The ten events were scheduled for February 13–27; weather delayed the first event, the men's downhill, two days until Monday, February 15.

Medal table[edit]

Notably absent from the medals in these Olympics were the Austrian men, who had won 8 medals in 2006 and 7 in 2002. France and host Canada were shut out from the podium, as were the German men and the Swiss and Italian women. The U.S. had its best Olympics ever with eight alpine medals, only the fourth nation to achieve that total in a single Olympics (Austria, France, Switzerland).

Individually, three men and five women won multiple medals; triple medalists were Bode Miller of the U.S. and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, who both won a medal of each color. The sole double gold medalist was Maria Riesch of Germany.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 0 0 3
2  United States (USA) 2 3 3 8
3  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 1 3
4  Norway (NOR) 1 2 1 4
5  Austria (AUT) 1 1 2 4
6  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
7  Croatia (CRO) 0 2 0 2
7  Slovenia (SLO) 0 2 0 2
9  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
10  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Didier Défago
 Switzerland
1:54.31 Aksel Lund Svindal
 Norway
1:54.38 Bode Miller
 United States
1:54.40
Super-G
details
Aksel Lund Svindal
 Norway
1:30.34 Bode Miller
 United States
1:30.62 Andrew Weibrecht
 United States
1:30.65
Giant slalom
details
Carlo Janka
 Switzerland
2:37.83 Kjetil Jansrud
 Norway
2:38.22 Aksel Lund Svindal
 Norway
2:38.44
Slalom
details
Giuliano Razzoli
 Italy
1:39.32 Ivica Kostelić
 Croatia
1:39.48 André Myhrer
 Sweden
1:39.76
Super combined
details
Bode Miller
 United States
2:44.92 Ivica Kostelić
 Croatia
2:45.25 Silvan Zurbriggen
 Switzerland
2:45.32

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Lindsey Vonn
 United States
1:44.19 Julia Mancuso
 United States
1:44.75 Elisabeth Görgl
 Austria
1:45.65
Super-G
details
Andrea Fischbacher
 Austria
1:20.14 Tina Maze
 Slovenia
1:20.63 Lindsey Vonn
 United States
1:20.88
Giant slalom
details
Viktoria Rebensburg
 Germany
2:27.11 Tina Maze
 Slovenia
2:27.15 Elisabeth Görgl
 Austria
2:27.25
Slalom
details
Maria Riesch
 Germany
1:42.89 Marlies Schild
 Austria
1:43.32 Šárka Záhrobská
 Czech Republic
1:43.90
Super combined
details
Maria Riesch
 Germany
2:09.14 Julia Mancuso
 United States
2:10.08 Anja Pärson
 Sweden
2:10.19

Competition schedule[edit]

Day Date Start Finish Event Date Run
Day 2 Sat 13 Feb 11:45 13:15 Downhill – men Mon 15 Feb
Day 3 Sun 14 Feb 10:00 11:30 Super combined – women Thu 18 Feb
13:00 14:00
Day 5 Tue 16 Feb 10:00 11:30 Super combined – men Sun 21 Feb
13:30 14:30
Day 6 Wed 17 Feb 11:00 12:45 Downhill – women Wed 17 Feb
Day 8 Fri 19 Feb 11:30 13:00 Super-G – men Fri 19 Feb
Day 9 Sat 20 Feb 10:00 11:45 Super-G – women Sat 20 Feb
Day 10 Sun 21 Feb 10:00 11:45 Giant slalom – men Tue 23 Feb
13:45 15:00
Day 13 Wed 24 Feb 10:00 11:45 Giant slalom – women Wed 24 Feb
13:15 14:30 Thu 25 Feb
Day 15 Fri 26 Feb 10:00 11:45 Slalom – women Fri 26 Feb
13:30 14:45
Day 16 Sat 27 Feb 10:00 11:45 Slalom – men Sat 27 Feb
13:45 14:45

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Mon 15-Feb Downhill – men 1,678 m (5,505 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 853 m (2,799 ft) 3.105 km (1.929 mi) 27.5%
Wed 17-Feb Downhill – women 1,595 m (5,233 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 770 m (2,526 ft) 2.939 km (1.826 mi) 26.2%
Sun 21-Feb Downhill – (SC) – men 1,678 m (5,505 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 853 m (2,799 ft) 3.105 km (1.929 mi) 27.5%
Thu 18-Feb Downhill – (SC) – women 1,500 m (4,921 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 675 m (2,215 ft) 2.500 km (1.553 mi) 27.0%
Fri 19-Feb Super-G – men 1,440 m (4,724 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 615 m (2,018 ft) 2.200 km (1.367 mi) 28.0%
Sat 20-Feb Super-G – women 1,425 m (4,675 ft) 825 m (2,707 ft) 600 m (1,969 ft) 2.005 km (1.246 mi) 29.9%
Tue 23-Feb Giant slalom – men 1,210 m (3,970 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 405 m (1,329 ft) 1.512 km (0.940 mi) 26.8%
Wed 24-Feb Giant slalom – women 1,177 m (3,862 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 372 m (1,220 ft) 1.309 km (0.813 mi) 28.4%
Sat 27-Feb Slalom – men    985 m (3,232 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 180 m (591 ft) 0.610 km (0.379 mi) 29.5%
Fri 26-Feb Slalom – women    985 m (3,232 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 180 m (591 ft)
Sun 21-Feb Slalom – (SC) – men 1,005 m (3,297 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 200 m (656 ft) 0.733 km (0.455 mi) 27.3%
Thu 18-Feb Slalom – (SC) – women    974 m (3,196 ft) 805 m (2,641 ft) 169 m (554 ft) 0.785 km (0.488 mi) 21.5%
  • The finish area was above the base area of Whistler Creekside, which is at an elevation of 655 metres (2,150 ft) above sea level.

Source:[1]

Athletes[edit]

Qualification standards[edit]

The FIS point list used to determine entry into the Olympics was from 18 January 2010.[2]

There could be a maximum of 320 athletes competing in alpine skiing, with no more than 22 per NOC (there was a further limit of 14 male and 14 female per NOC). Additionally, each NOC could enter a maximum of four skiers per event.

To qualify, the competitor had to reach either the "A" or "B" standard.

  • "A" qualification standard: the competitor is in the top 500 of the FIS points list in at least one event. If the event is downhill, super-G or super combined, he or she requires at least 120 FIS points.
  • "B" qualification standard: if an NOC does not have a male or female athlete that meets the "A" Standard, then they may enter an athlete of that gender in slalom or giant slalom only, provided that the athlete has at most 140 FIS points in the event and has taken part in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009.

Demographics[edit]

As of 28 February 2010, there were 309 athletes listed as competitors in alpine skiing at the Games, representing 71 countries.[3]

The youngest alpine skier in the 2010 Olympic Games was Ghassan Achi of Lebanon, age 16 at the time of competition (born 28 July 1993). The oldest was Hubertus von Hohenlohe of Mexico, age 51 (born 2 February 1959).[3]

Competing nations[edit]

The following nations have entered the following number of alpine skiers.[2]

NOC Men Women Total
 Albania 1 1
 Andorra 2 2 4
 Argentina 2 3 5
 Armenia 1 1 2
 Australia 2 2
 Austria 11 8 19
 Azerbaijan 1 1 2
 Belarus 2 2
 Belgium 2 1 3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 2 3
 Belgium 1 1 2
 Brazil 1 1 2
 Bulgaria 2 1 3
 Canada 12 9 21
 Cayman Islands 1 1
 Chile 2 1 3
 China 1 1 2
 Colombia 1 1
 Croatia 5 5 10
 Cyprus 1 1 2
 Czech Republic 5 3 8
 Denmark 2 1 3
 Estonia 1 1 2
 Finland 2 2 4
 France 10 12 22
 Georgia 2 1 3
 Germany 2 7 9
 Ghana 1 1
 Great Britain 3 1 4
 Greece 2 1 3
 Hungary 1 2 3
 Iceland 3 1 4
 India 1 1
 Iran 2 1 3
 Ireland 1 1 2
 Israel 1 1
 Italy 12 9 21
 Japan 2 1 3
 Kazakhstan 1 1 2
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1
 Latvia 2 1 3
 Lebanon 1 2 3
 Liechtenstein 1 2 3
 Lithuania 1 1
 Macedonia 1 1
 Mexico 1 1
 Moldova 2 2
 Monaco 1 1
 Montenegro 1 1
 Morocco 1 1
 New Zealand 2 2
 Norway 5 1 6
 Pakistan 1 1
 Peru 1 1 2
 Poland 1 1
 Romania 2 1 3
 Russia 3 2 5
 San Marino 1 1
 Senegal 1 1
 Serbia 3 3
 Slovenia 10 3 13
 Slovakia 1 2 3
 South Africa 1 1
 South Korea 2 1 3
 Spain 2 3 5
 Sweden 7 5 12
 Switzerland 9 5 14
 Tajikistan 1 1
 Turkey 1 1 2
 Ukraine 1 2 3
 United States 10 10 20
 Uzbekistan 1 1 2
Total athletes 176 131 309
Total NOCs 66 51 71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • FIS-Ski.com – alpine skiing – 2010 Winter Olympics – Whistler, Canada
  • Sports-Reference – 2010 Winter Olympics – Alpine skiing