Markus Gandler

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Markus Gandler
Markus Gandler (Gala-Nacht des Sports 2009).jpg
Medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano 10 km classical
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Ramsau 4 x 10 km relay

Markus Gandler (born 20 August 1966 in Kitzbühel) is former cross country skier from Austria who competed from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.

At the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, his team ranked 11th in the 4 × 10 km relay. In the winter of 1989/1990 he had his best World Cup finish with a third in Canmore, Canada.

He won an Olympic silver medal in the men's 10 km at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

At the 1999 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Ramsau, he won gold in 4 × 10 km relay with his relay teammates Alois Stadlober, Mikhail Botwinov, and Christian Hoffmann.

Since 2003, and also at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy he has been director of the Austrian biathlon and cross-country teams.

He received a life ban from the Austrian Olympic Committee in 2007 as one of 14 team officials who were implicated in doping activity at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[1] The bans on Gandler and 11 others were subsequently rescinded in 2009, after the Fédération Internationale de Ski dropped doping charges against Gandler, biathlon coach Alfred Eder and cross-country ski coach Gerald Heigl.[2]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 1 podium
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1989–90  16 December 1989 Canada Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories
  • 2 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 2007–08 10 January 1999 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Marent / Botvinov / Hoffmann
12 26 February 1999 Austria Ramsau, Austria 4 x 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 1st Stadlober / Botvinov / Hoffmann

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships, World Championship races were included in the World Cup scoring system.


  1. ^ Oleksyn, Veronika (29 May 2007). "Austrian Olympic Committee bans 14 team officials for life after Turin doping scandal". Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ Willemsen, Eric (8 September 2009). "Austria: Olympic ban on 12 biathlon coaches lifted". Seattle Times. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Athlete : GANDLER Markus". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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