Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run|
|Competitors||80 from 14 nations|
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. The East Germans had won gold medals in every Olympic luge race since 1968, until the Soviet victory in the women's race.
|| East Germany (GDR)
|1:19.331|| Italy (ITA)
|1:19.606|| Austria (AUT)
Fourteen nations participated in Luge at the Lake Placid Games. Romania made their Olympic luge debut.
- "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.
- "Sports-Reference - Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics". Sports-reference.com.