at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Whiteface Mountain |
Wilmington, New York
|Dates||February 14–23, 1980|
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||174 from 30 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1980 Winter Olympics
Alpine Skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events. The races were held February 14–23 at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, New York, Lake Placid.northeast of host
This was the first Olympics in which the women's giant slalom consisted of two runs, rather than one, and both GS events ran only one run per day. This was the last Olympics which also served as World Championships for alpine skiing.
Eight nations won medals in Alpine skiing, with Liechtenstein leading the medal table, winning two gold, and two silver. Hanni Wenzel led the individual medal table, finishing on the podium in all three women's events, with two gold and one silver. Ingemar Stenmark was the leading male medalist, with two golds.
Wenzel's two gold medals were the first, and to date , only, won by Liechtenstein at the Olympics.
|Totals (8 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|Downhill|| Leonhard Stock ||1:45.50|| Peter Wirnsberger ||1:46.12|| Steve Podborski ||1:46.62|
|Giant slalom|| Ingemar Stenmark ||2:40.74|| Andreas Wenzel ||2:41.49|| Hans Enn ||2:42.51|
|Slalom|| Ingemar Stenmark ||1:44.26|| Phil Mahre ||1:44.76|| Jacques Lüthy ||1:45.06|
|Downhill|| Annemarie Moser-Pröll ||1:37.52|| Hanni Wenzel ||1:38.22|| Marie-Theres Nadig ||1:38.36|
|Giant slalom|| Hanni Wenzel ||2:41.66|| Irene Epple ||2:42.12|| Perrine Pelen ||2:42.41|
|Slalom|| Hanni Wenzel ||1:25.09|| Christa Kinshofer ||1:26.50|| Erika Hess ||1:27.89|
|Thu 14-Feb||Downhill - men||1,313 m (4,308 ft)||481 m (1,578 ft)||832 m (2,730 ft)||3.009 km (1.870 mi)||27.7%|
|Sun 17-Feb||Downhill - women||1,181 m (3,875 ft)||481 m (1,578 ft)||700 m (2,297 ft)||2.698 km (1.676 mi)||25.9%|
|Mon 18-Feb||Giant Slalom - men (1st run)||876 m (2,874 ft)||481 m (1,578 ft)||395 m (1,296 ft)||1.354 km (0.841 mi)||29.2%|
|Tue 19-Feb||Giant Slalom - men (2nd run)||876 m (2,874 ft)||481 m (1,578 ft)||395 m (1,296 ft)||1.303 km (0.810 mi)||30.3%|
|Wed 20-Feb||Giant Slalom - women (1st run)||845 m (2,772 ft)||481 m (1,578 ft)||364 m (1,194 ft)||1.231 km (0.765 mi)||29.6%|
|Thu 21-Feb||Giant Slalom - women (2nd run)||876 m (2,874 ft)||512 m (1,680 ft)||364 m (1,194 ft)||1.315 km (0.817 mi)||27.7%|
|Fri 22-Feb||Slalom - men (2 runs)||876 m (2,874 ft)||667 m (2,188 ft)||209 m (686 ft)||0.549 km (0.341 mi)||38.1%|
|Sat 23-Feb||Slalom - women (2 runs)||845 m (2,772 ft)||667 m (2,188 ft)||178 m (584 ft)||0.465 km (0.289 mi)||38.3%|
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