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Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics

at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates 13-16 February
Competitors 80 from 14 nations

Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The competition took place between February 13 and February 16, 1980.[1]


  • Medal summary 1
    • Medal table 1.1
    • Events 1.2
  • Participating NOCs 2
  • References 3

Medal summary

Medal table

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

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.[2] The East Germans had won gold medals in every Olympic luge race since 1968, until the Soviet victory in the women's race.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
 Bernhard Glass
East Germany (GDR)
2:54.796  Paul Hildgartner
Italy (ITA)
2:55.372  Anton Winkler
West Germany (FRG)
Women's singles
 Vera Zozuļa
Soviet Union (URS)
2:36.537  Melitta Sollmann
East Germany (GDR)
2:37.657  Ingrīda Amantova
Soviet Union (URS)
 East Germany (GDR)
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
1:19.331  Italy (ITA)
Peter Gschnitzer
Karl Brunner
1:19.606  Austria (AUT)
Georg Fluckinger
Karl Schrott

Participating NOCs


Fourteen nations participated in Luge at the Lake Placid Games. Romania made their Olympic luge debut.


  1. ^ a b c d "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. 
  2. ^ "Sports-Reference - Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics". 

Sports-Reference - 1980 Olympics - Luge

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