Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Bobsleigh
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck
Dates6–14 February
Competitors92 from 13 nations
  1972
1980  

Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck. The competition took place between 6 and 14 February 1976. [1] [2]

Contents

Medal summary

Medal table

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 2002
2Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 0112
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 0112
Totals (3 nations)2226


Three countries won medals in Innsbruck, with East Germany sweeping the gold medals.

Events

[1]

EventGoldSilverBronze
Two-man
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
3:44.42Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Manfred Schumann
3:44.99Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Sepp Benz
3:45.70
Four-man
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Jochen Babock
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bernhard Lehmann
3:40.43Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
3:40.89Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann
3:41.37

Participating NOCs

[1]

Thirteen nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1976 Games. East Germany made their Olympic bobsleigh debut.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Final Report – XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. "Bobsleigh at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2018.