at the XII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Patscherkofel (men's downhill) and Axamer Lizum, Tyrol, Austria|
|Dates||5–13 February 1976|
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||181 from 33 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1976 Winter Olympics
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.The events began on 5 February and ended on 13 February 1976.
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.
|1||West Germany (FRG)||2||1||0||3|
|United States (USA)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (9 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|Downhill|| Franz Klammer |
|1:45.73|| Bernhard Russi |
|1:46.06|| Herbert Plank |
|Giant slalom|| Heini Hemmi |
|3:26.97|| Ernst Good |
|3:27.17|| Ingemar Stenmark |
|Slalom|| Piero Gros |
|2:03.29|| Gustav Thöni |
|2:03.73|| Willi Frommelt |
|Downhill|| Rosi Mittermaier |
|1:46.16|| Brigitte Totschnig |
|1:46.68|| Cindy Nelson |
|Giant slalom|| Kathy Kreiner |
|1:29.13|| Rosi Mittermaier |
|1:29.25|| Danièle Debernard |
|Slalom|| Rosi Mittermaier |
|1:30.54|| Claudia Giordani |
|1:30.87|| Hanni Wenzel |
|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)||28.8%|
|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)||27.8%|
|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)||29.5%|
|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)||35.4%|
|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)||31.4%|
|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)||42.3%|
|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)||43.8%|
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.
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.
|1||West Germany (FRG)||3||1||0||4|
|8||United States (USA)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (9 nations)||8||8||8||24|
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