Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Bobsleigh
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh, Nagano 1998.png
Venue Spiral
Dates 14-21 February
Competitors 156 from 28 nations
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Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of two events at Spiral. The competition took place between February 16 and February 23, 1998.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 1 0 1 2
2  Canada 1 0 0 1
2  Italy 1 0 0 1
4  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
5  Great Britain 0 0 1 1
5  France 0 0 1 1

Germany led the medal table, with two medals, one gold and one bronze. There had never before been a tie for a medal in Olympic bobsleigh history, but the Nagano Games featured two, one in each event, meaning that three gold medals, and seven medals total, were awarded.

France's bronze medal, as a part of the tie in the four-man event, was the country's first in Bobsleigh at the Olympics.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
 Italy (ITA)
Günther Huber
Antonio Tartaglia
 Canada (CAN)
Pierre Lueders
Dave MacEachern
3:37.24  Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
3:37.89
Four-man
details
 Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
2:39.41  Switzerland (SUI)
Marcel Rohner
Markus Nüssli
Markus Wasser
Beat Seitz
2:40.01  Great Britain (GBR)
Sean Olsson
Dean Ward
Courtney Rumbolt
Paul Attwood
 France (FRA)
Bruno Mingeon
Emmanuel Hostache
Éric Le Chanony
Max Robert
2:40.06

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Twenty-nine nations participated in Bobsleigh at the 1998 Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved June 18, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.
  • Sports-Reference - 1998 Bobsleigh