Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Patscherkofel (men's downhill) and Axamer Lizum, Tyrol, Austria
Dates5–13 February 1976
No. of events6
Competitors181 from 33 nations
  1972
1980  
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Innsbruck
Location in Austria
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Innsbruck
Location in the Alps of Europe

Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events. Similar to the 1964 games, the men's downhill was held on Patscherkofel (above Igls), the other five events at Axamer Lizum. [1] The events began on 5 February and ended on 13 February 1976. [2] [3]

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Medal summary

Nine nations won medals in Alpine skiing, with West Germany led the medal table with two gold and a silver, all won by Rosi Mittermaier. Italy won the most total medals, with four. The two medals won by Liechtenstein were the first for the country at the Olympic Games. The four medals won by West Germany were the first in the sport for the country on its own; Germany had previously won medals when unified as a single team.

Olympic medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)2103
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1214
3Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)1203
4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)1102
5Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
6Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)0022
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)0011
Totals (9 nations)66618

Source: [2]

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill
details
Franz Klammer
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:45.73 Bernhard Russi
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:46.06 Herbert Plank
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:46.59
Giant slalom
details
Heini Hemmi
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
3:26.97 Ernst Good
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
3:27.17 Ingemar Stenmark
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
3:27.41
Slalom
details
Piero Gros
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:03.29 Gustav Thöni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:03.73 Willi Frommelt
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein
2:04.28

Source: [2]

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill
details
Rosi Mittermaier
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:46.16 Brigitte Totschnig
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:46.68 Cindy Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:47.50
Giant slalom
details
Kathy Kreiner
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:29.13 Rosi Mittermaier
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:29.25 Danièle Debernard
Flag of France.svg  France
1:29.95
Slalom
details
Rosi Mittermaier
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:30.54 Claudia Giordani
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:30.87 Hanni Wenzel
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein
1:32.20

Source: [2]

Course information

DateRaceStart
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Thu  5-Feb Downhill - men 1,950 m (6,398 ft) 1,080 m (3,543 ft) 870 m (2,854 ft) 3.020 km (1.877 mi)
Sun  8-Feb Downhill - women 2,310 m (7,579 ft) 1,610 m (5,282 ft) 700 m (2,297 ft) 2.515 km (1.563 mi)
Mon  9-Feb Giant Slalom - men  (1st run) 1,990 m (6,529 ft) 1,540 m (5,052 ft) 450 m (1,476 ft) 1.525 km (0.948 mi)
Tue 10-Feb Giant Slalom - men  (2nd run) 2,035 m (6,677 ft) 1,610 m (5,282 ft) 425 m (1,394 ft) 1.200 km (0.746 mi)
Fri 13-Feb Giant Slalom - women  (1 run) 1,925 m (6,316 ft) 1,540 m (5,052 ft) 385 m (1,263 ft) 1.225 km (0.761 mi)
Sat 14-Feb Slalom - men  (2 runs) 1,830 m (6,004 ft) 1,610 m (5,282 ft) 220 m (722 ft) 0.520 km (0.323 mi)
Wed 11-Feb Slalom - women  (2 runs) 1,785 m (5,856 ft) 1,610 m (5,282 ft) 175 m (574 ft) 0.400 km (0.249 mi)

Source: [2]

Participating nations

Thirty-three nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Innsbruck. Andorra and San Marino made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. [2]

World championships

From 1948 through 1980, the alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships, held every two years. With the addition of the giant slalom, the combined event was dropped for 1950 and 1952, but returned as a World Championship event in 1954 as a "paper race" which used the results from the three events. During the Olympics from 1956 through 1980, World Championship medals were awarded by the FIS for the combined event. The combined returned as a separate event at the World Championships in 1982 and at the Olympics in 1988.

World championships medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)3104
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)2215
3Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)1203
4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)1102
5Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
6Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)0134
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
8Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)0022
9Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (9 nations)88824

Inckuded combined events

Combined


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References

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