Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Bobsleigh
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck
Dates 6-14 February
Competitors 92 from 13 nations
1972 1980

Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck. The competition took place between February 6 and February 14, 1976.[1]


Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

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

Three countries won medals in Innsbruck, with East Germany sweeping the gold medals.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
3:44.42  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Manfred Schumann
3:44.99  Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Sepp Benz
3:45.70
Four-man
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Jochen Babock
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bernhard Lehmann
3:40.43  Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
3:40.89  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann
3:41.37

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Thirteen nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1976 Games. East Germany made their Olympic bobsleigh debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. 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 - 1976 Bobsleigh