Luge at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Luge
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Luge, Nagano 1998.png
Venue Spiral
Dates 8-11 February
No. of events 3
Competitors 93 from 24 nations
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Luge at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Spiral. The competition took place between February 8 and February 11, 1998.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 3 1 1 5
2  United States 0 1 1 2
3  Italy 0 1 0 1
4  Austria 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Germany led the medal table, with five medals, including a sweep of the gold medals. The two medals for the United States, both in the doubles event, were the first won by a country outside of Europe or the Soviet Union.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Georg Hackl
 Germany
3:18.436 Armin Zöggeler
 Italy
3:18.939 Jens Müller
 Germany
3:19.093
Women's singles
details
Silke Kraushaar
 Germany
3:23.779 Barbara Niedernhuber
 Germany
3:23.781 Angelika Neuner
 Austria
3:24.253
Doubles
details
 Germany (GER)
Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
1:41.105  United States (USA)
Chris Thorpe
Gordy Sheer
1:41.127  United States (USA)
Mark Grimmette
Brian Martin
1:41.217

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty-four nations participated in Luge at the Nagano Games. India, South Korea, New Zealand and Venezuela made their Olympic luge debuts.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 

Sports-Reference - 1998 Olympics - Luge