Bobsleigh at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue Sapporo Teine
Dates 4-12 February
Competitors 79 from 11 nations
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Bobsleigh at the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Sapporo Teine. The competition took place between February 4 and February 12, 1972.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  West Germany 1 1 1 3
2  Switzerland 1 0 1 2
3  Italy 0 1 0 0

Three countries won medals in Sapporo, West Germany leading the medal table.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
 West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
4:57.07  West Germany (FRG)
Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
4:58.84  Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Edy Hubacher
 Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Hans Leutenegger
Werner Camichel
Edy Hubacher
4:43.07  Italy (ITA)
Nevio De Zordo
Adriano Frassinelli
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Gianni Bonichon
4:43.83  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann

Participating NOCs[edit]


Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1972 Games. Japan made their Olympic bobsleigh debut.


  1. ^ a b c d "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.
  • Sports-Reference - 1972 Bobsleigh