Luge at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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at the X Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Villard-de-Lans
Dates 11-18 February
Competitors 85 from 14 nations
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Luge at the 1968 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Villard-de-Lans. The competition took place between February 11 and February 18, 1968.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 1 1 1 3
2  Austria 1 1 0 2
3  Italy 1 0 0 1
4  West Germany 0 1 2 3
Total 3 3 3 9

East Germany led the medal table with three medals, one of each type. This was the first separate Games for East and West Germany, and thus each country's first luge medals.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Manfred Schmid
2:52.48 Thomas Köhler
 East Germany
2:52.66 Klaus-Michael Bonsack
 East Germany
Women's singles
Erika Lechner
2:28.66 Christa Schmuck
 West Germany
2:29.37 Angelika Dünhaupt
 West Germany
 East Germany (GDR)
Klaus-Michael Bonsack
Thomas Köhler
1:35.85  Austria (AUT)
Manfred Schmid
Ewald Walch
1:36.34  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Winkler
Fritz Nachmann
  1. ^ Two East Germans, Ortrun Enderlein and Anna-Maria Müller, led after three runs, but with the fourth run cancelled, were position to win medals. However, the East Germans were accused of heating the runners of their sleds, and disqualified, promoting Lechner to the gold medal position.

Participating NOCs[edit]


Fourteen nations participated in Luge at the Grenoble Games. Spain, France, Sweden and East and West Germany made their Olympic luge debuts.


  1. ^ a b c d "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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