at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Bjelašnica (men),|
SR of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Dates||13–19 February 1984|
|No. of events||6|
|Competitors||225 from 42 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
1984 Winter Olympics
Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events, held 13–19 February in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The men's races were at Bjelašnica and the women's at Jahorina.Due to weather delays (a blizzard), both downhill races were postponed several days and run after the giant slalom races.
This was the first Winter Olympics since 1936 which did not also serve as the world championships for alpine skiing. It was the last Olympic program with just six events for alpine skiing; ten events were held in 1988 with the return of the combined event and the addition of Super G.
Banned from competition at these Olympics by the International Ski Federation (FIS) were top World Cup racers Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein, both double gold medalists at the 1980 Winter Olympics and leading the World Cup in 1984. They had accepted promotional payments directly, rather than through their national ski federations.Also absent was Marc Girardelli, who had not yet gained his citizenship from Luxembourg and was not allowed to compete for his native Austria.
Eight nations won medals in alpine skiing, and the United States led the medal table with three gold and two silver. Perrine Pelen was the only racer to win multiple medals, taking a silver and a bronze.
Host nation Yugoslavia won its first alpine medal in the Winter Olympics with Jure Franko's silver in the men's giant slalom. Czechoslovakia's medal, won by Olga Charvátová in the women's downhill, was its only Olympic medal ever won in alpine skiing.
|1||United States (USA)||3||2||0||5|
|Totals (8 nations)||6||6||6||18|
|Downhill|| Bill Johnson |
|1:45.59|| Peter Müller |
|1:45.86|| Anton Steiner |
|Giant slalom|| Max Julen |
|2:41.18|| Jure Franko |
|2:41.41|| Andreas Wenzel |
|Slalom|| Phil Mahre |
|1:39.41 <3|| Steve Mahre |
|1:39.62 <3|| Didier Bouvet |
|Downhill|| Michela Figini |
|1:13.36|| Maria Walliser |
|1:13.41|| Olga Charvátová |
|Giant slalom|| Debbie Armstrong |
|2:20.98|| Christin Cooper |
|2:21.38|| Perrine Pelen |
|Slalom|| Paola Magoni |
|1:36.47|| Perrine Pelen |
|1:37.38|| Ursula Konzett |
|Thu 16-Feb||Downhill – men||2,076 m (6,811 ft)||1,273 m (4,177 ft)||803 m (2,635 ft)||3.066 km (1.905 mi)||26.2%|
|Thu 16-Feb||Downhill – women||1,872 m (6,142 ft)||1,325 m (4,347 ft)||547 m (1,795 ft)||1.965 km (1.221 mi)||27.8%|
|Tue 14-Feb||Giant Slalom – men||1,745 m (5,725 ft)||1,363 m (4,472 ft)||382 m (1,253 ft)|
|Mon 13-Feb||Giant Slalom – women||1,665 m (5,463 ft)||1,328 m (4,357 ft)||337 m (1,106 ft)|
|Sun 19-Feb||Slalom – men||1,563 m (5,128 ft)||1,363 m (4,472 ft)||200 m (656 ft)|
|Fri 17-Feb||Slalom – women||1,840 m (6,037 ft)||1,670 m (5,479 ft)||170 m (558 ft)|
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