at the XII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck|
|Competitors||94 from 16 nations|
| Luge at the|
1976 Winter Olympics
Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck. The competition took place between 4 and 7 February 1976.
|Totals (3 nations)||3||3||3||9|
Germany dominated the medal table with eight medals (with an exception of an Austrian bronze medal), including an East German sweep of the gold medals.
|Men's singles || Dettlef Günther ||3:27.688|| Josef Fendt ||3:28.196|| Hans Rinn ||3:28.574|
|Women's singles || Margit Schumann ||2:50.621|| Ute Rührold ||2:50.846|| Elisabeth Demleitner ||2:51.056|
Sixteen nations participated in Luge at the Innsbruck Games. Chinese Taipei made their Olympic luge debut.
The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Innsbruck, Austria, from January 29 to February 9, 1964. The Games included 1091 athletes from 36 nations, and the Olympic Torch was carried by Joseph Rieder, a former alpine skier who had participated in the 1956 Winter Olympics.
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4–15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. It was the second time the Tyrolean city hosted the Games, which were awarded to Innsbruck after Denver, the original host city, withdrew in 1972.
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held in Innsbruck, Austria, from 4 to 15 February 1976. A total of 1,123 athletes representing 37 National Olympic Committees (NOC) participated in 37 events from 10 different sports and disciplines. Two events were contested for the first time: the figure skating discipline of ice dancing, and the men's 1,000 metres in speed skating.
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For the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, a total of eight sports venues were used. Luge made its debut at these games, but were marred by the death of a British slider two weeks prior to the Games. A second ski jumping event debuted and the best two out of three jumps were used in both events for the only time in the history of the Winter Olympics. All eight venues would be used again when the Winter Games returned to Innsbruck twelve years later though the venues would undergo renovations in time for the 1976 Games.
For the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, a total of eight sports venues were used. The games were originally awarded to Denver, Colorado in the United States in 1970, but they withdrew in the wake of Colorado residents voting against it for environmental and cost reasons in November 1972. This led to the International Olympic Committee opening up the bids for the games again, eventually awarding them to Innsbruck in February 1973. The Austrian city, having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964, was in the process of having the venues used for those Games before Denver's with clear cutting of the alpine skiing venues, lessening of the amount of cross-country skiing routes, upgrading the ski jumps, adding lighting in the indoor sports arena to accommodate color television, and the construction of a combination bobsleigh and luge track. After the 1976 Games, the venues have remained in use, hosting events in Nordic skiing and the sliding sports. They hosted some of the events for the Winter Universiade in 2005 and seven of the eight venues served as host for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012.
The men's singles luge competition at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck was held from 4 to 7 February, at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck.
The Women's singles luge competition at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck was held from 4 to 7 February, at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck.
The Doubles luge competition at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck was held on 10 February, at Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck.