Bobsleigh at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates 15–24 February
Competitors 78 from 11 nations
← 1980
1988 →

Bobsleigh at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The competition took place between February 15 and February 24, 1980.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 1 1 2 4
2  Switzerland 1 1 0 2

Two countries won medals in Lake Placid, with East Germany leading the medal table.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Josef Benz
4:09.36  East Germany (GDR)
Bernhard Germeshausen
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
4:10.93  East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bogdan Musiol
 East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bogdan Musiol
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
3:59.92  Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
4:00.87  East Germany (GDR)
Horst Schönau
Roland Wetzig
Detlef Richter
Andreas Kirchner

Participating NOCs[edit]


Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1980 Games.


  1. ^ a b c d "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. 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 - 1980 Bobsleigh