Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics
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Governing body FIS
Events11 (men: 5; women: 5; mixed: 1)
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Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936, when a combined event was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships in Olympic years, with separate competitions held in even-numbered non-Olympic years. During this period, the Olympic medalists received an additional medal of the same metal from the International Ski Federation (FIS).

The giant slalom was introduced at the 1950 World Championships and at the Olympics in 1952; both programs dropped the combined event, but it returned in 1954 at the World Championships as a "paper" race, using the results of the slalom, giant slalom, and downhill. At the Olympics from 1956 through 1980, World Championship medals were awarded by the FIS in the combined event. It returned as a stand-alone event (one run of downhill, two runs of slalom) at the Olympics in 1988, which also debuted the one-run super-G. The combined event was run on an FIS points system at the Olympics through 1992, then was changed to total time of the three runs. The super combined debuted in 2010, which reduced the slalom portion to one run and the event to one day.

Since 1985, the World Championships have been scheduled every odd-numbered year, independent of the Winter Olympics. At the World Championships, the combined returned as a stand-alone event in 1982 and the super-G debuted in 1987. The combined event went from points to a total time in 1996 (postponed from 1995), and changed to super combined in 2007.

The event is traditionally dominated by Alpine countries, Austria has a commanding lead in total medals with 121 and in gold medals with 37.

Hosts

YearCityNationAdditional designationEvents
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany 2
1948 St. Moritz  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19486
1952 Oslo Flag of Norway.svg  Norway FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19526
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Flag of Italy.svg  Italy FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19566
1960 Squaw Valley Flag of the United States.svg  United States FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19606
1964 Innsbruck Flag of Austria.svg  Austria FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19646
1968 Grenoble Flag of France.svg  France FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19686
1972 Sapporo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19726
1976 Innsbruck Flag of Austria.svg  Austria FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19766
1980 Lake Placid Flag of the United States.svg  United States FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 19806
1984 Sarajevo Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 6
1988 Calgary Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 10
1992 Albertville Flag of France.svg  France 10
1994 Lillehammer Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 10
1998 Nagano Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 10
2002 Salt Lake City Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10
2006 Torino Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 10
2010 Vancouver Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 10
2014 Sochi Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 10
2018 Pyeongchang Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 11
2022 Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 11

Events

Men's

Event242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
Combined    12
Downhill      20
Slalom      20
Giant slalom       19
Super-G                10
Total events   133333333335555555555

Women's

Event242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
Combined    12
Downhill      20
Slalom      20
Giant slalom       19
Super-G                10
Total events   133333333335555555555

Mixed

Event242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
Team event                       2
Total events                      11

Medal table

NOCs in italics no longer compete at the Winter Olympics

Through 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)374143121
2Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)22222266
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)17201047
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)15161748
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)149932
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER) [a] 125522
7Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)11131236
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)72918
9Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)46010
10Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)41611
11Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG) [a] 3519
12Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA) [a] 2349
13Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)22610
14Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)2237
15Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1012
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1012
17Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)0202
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)0202
19Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0101
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0101
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0101
23Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0011
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0011
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)0011
Totals (25 nations)154155152461
Notes

Participating nations

Nation242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania  (ALB)   11124
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)   412
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra  (AND)   53245633244312
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)   6856525610106915556218
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)   1212116
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)   353512543322110425318
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)   41411111311131312121317202019202020202220
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)   12114
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)   12224
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)   42211122313412
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia  (BOL)   1336516
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)   22223327
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)   711222218
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)   3243311254443253434320
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)   75959911887111810118111621151420
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)   112
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)   4335545455334733317
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)   25222227
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)   4125326
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)   112
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)   12244
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)   114411108108
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)   3534111121111
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)   29108896
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)   764234245410
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)   2133126
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)   11
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor  (TLS)   112
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)   11
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)   11
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)   1122226
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji  (FIJ)   11
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)   2422211254444214
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)   313813101111121271418191718181722172220
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)   23213327
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)   11
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)   8111414796971410
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)   81371481110810981212666642420
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)   113332323433122233219
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)   41
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)   472116532233413
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)   34533463323376544218
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)   11322117
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)   3444411133211
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)   1222226
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)   1113
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)   881013101110812141211182022222221192020
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)   32245710444665106822419
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)   22222327
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)   11
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo  (KOS)   11
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ)   11114
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)   32123527
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LBN)   2132431134442232217
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)   256336355896766422219
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)   111225
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)   111115
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia  (MKD)   2121116
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar  (MAD)   112
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)   11
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta  (MLT)   112
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)   141011127
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)   2113
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco  (MON)   11121327
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro  (MNE)   1223
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)   54391217
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)   132
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)   346255632313321316
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)   232
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)   7101210567737131112121276101120
Olympic flag.svg  Olympic Athletes from Russia  (OAR)   51
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)   1113
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)   222
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI)   2113
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)   35984212313111316318
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)   11214
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)   6113
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)   477422231321233216
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)   6756596
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino  (SMR)   224211112110
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)   1421115
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)   3233
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro  (SCG)   2233
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)   1363976
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)   1110151711137118
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)   111115
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)   1211342125435414
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)   8377425439
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)   26444673455610743455220
Flag of Swaziland.svg  Swaziland  (SWZ)   11
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)   169846446812811791313121019
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)   21612141213121213141317212116171214192220
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)   11114
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)   222
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo  (TOG)   11
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)   444257444411222216
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)   22223227
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)   71
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)   81312111412131314131117202222221720192220
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)   1110103
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay  (URU)   11
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)   1212216
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)   11
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV)   1213
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)   1311131312176
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)   11
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)   472464148139912
Nations2625282922313327333042435045495760717480
Alpine skiers103174183133174188144181174225271321250249278287309327322
Year242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

Medals per year

Key
NOC did not exist or did not participate in alpine skiing events#Number of medals won by the NOCNOC did not win any medals
Nation242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Total
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)     11
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)   679575424168311914497121
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)   11211211111
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)               432110
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)      1       1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)                 112
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)         11
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)   153682113232422348
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)   4 4         14613326
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)   213412542312232
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)    11
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)    2421110
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)             2     2
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)       11
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)   134544143736
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)                1 1
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)               3227
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)      1       1
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)   112
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)   1 121111242218
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)   64236334111421333766
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)      131              5
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)   223421152412285347
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)         324        9
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)    11       2
Year242832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

Age records

Several age-related records were recently set in 2014:

These records continue:

See also

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