Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Luge
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates 13-16 February
Competitors 80 from 14 nations
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Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The competition took place between February 13 and February 16, 1980.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

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

East Germany led the medal table with three medals, two gold. The two medals won by the Soviet Union in the women's singles were the first won by the country in luge, and the first won by non-German speaking athletes.[2] The East Germans had won gold medals in every Olympic luge race since 1968, until the Soviet victory in the women's race.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Bernhard Glass
 East Germany
2:54.796 Paul Hildgartner
 Italy
2:55.372 Anton Winkler
 West Germany
2:56.545
Women's singles
details
Vera Zozuļa
 Soviet Union
2:36.537 Melitta Sollmann
 East Germany
2:37.657 Ingrīda Amantova
 Soviet Union
2:37.817
Doubles
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
1:19.331  Italy (ITA)
Peter Gschnitzer
Karl Brunner
1:19.606  Austria (AUT)
Georg Fluckinger
Karl Schrott
1:19.795

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Fourteen nations participated in Luge at the Lake Placid Games. Romania made their Olympic luge debut.

References[edit]

  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 January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sports-Reference - Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics". Sports-reference.com. 

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