Luge at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Canada Olympic Park
Dates 14-19 February
Competitors 90 from 22 nations
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Luge at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Canada Olympic Park. The competition took place between February 14 and February 19, 1988.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 3 2 1 6
2  West Germany 0 1 1 2
3  Soviet Union 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

East Germany won all three gold medals, and six medals overall. All three countries that won medals in Calgary were participating in their last Winter Olympics, the two Germanys unifying and the Soviet Union splitting up before 1992.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Jens Müller
 East Germany
3:05.548 Georg Hackl
 West Germany
3:05.916 Yury Kharchenko
 Soviet Union
Women's singles
Steffi Walter-Martin
 East Germany
3:03.973 Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß
 East Germany
3:04.105 Cerstin Schmidt
 East Germany
 East Germany (GDR)
Jörg Hoffmann
Jochen Pietzsch
1:31.940  East Germany (GDR)
Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
1:32.039  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Schwab
Wolfgang Staudinger

Participating NOCs[edit]


Twenty-two nations participated in Luge at the Calgary Games. The Netherlands Antilles, Bulgaria, the Philippines and the US Virgin Islands made their Olympic luge debuts.


  1. ^ a b c d "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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