Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Luge
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
VenueOlympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck
Dates4–7 February
Competitors94 from 16 nations
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Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck. The competition took place between 4 and 7 February 1976.[1][2]

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 East Germany3115
2 West Germany0213
3 Austria0011
Totals (3 entries)3339

Germany dominated the medal table with eight medals (with an exception of an Austrian bronze medal), including an East German sweep of the gold medals.[1]

Events

Event[1] Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
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Dettlef Günther
 East Germany
3:27.688 Josef Fendt
 West Germany
3:28.196 Hans Rinn
 East Germany
3:28.574
Women's singles
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Margit Schumann
 East Germany
2:50.621 Ute Rührold
 East Germany
2:50.846 Elisabeth Demleitner
 West Germany
2:51.056
Doubles
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 East Germany (GDR)
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
1:25.604  West Germany (FRG)
Hans Brandner
Balthasar Schwarm
1:25.889  Austria (AUT)
Rudolf Schmid
Franz Schachner
1:25.919

Participating NOCs

Sixteen nations participated in Luge at the Innsbruck Games. Chinese Taipei made their Olympic luge debut.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Luge at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.