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.[1] Due to weather delays (a blizzard), both downhill races were postponed several days and run after the giant slalom races.[2]

Alpine skiing
at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
Bjelašnica2.jpg
Bjelašnica
VenueBjelašnica (men),
Jahorina (women),
SR of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Dates13–19 February 1984
No. of events6
Competitors225 from 42 nations
← 1980
1988 →

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.[3][4][5] Also absent was Marc Girardelli, who had not yet gained his citizenship from Luxembourg and was not allowed to compete for his native Austria.[5][6]

Medal summaryEdit

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.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)3205
2  Switzerland (SUI)2204
3  Italy (ITA)1001
4  France (FRA)0123
5  Yugoslavia (YUG)0101
6  Liechtenstein (LIE)0022
7  Austria (AUT)0011
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
Totals (8 nations)66618

Source:[1]

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Bill Johnson
  United States
1:45.59 Peter Müller
  Switzerland
1:45.86 Anton Steiner
  Austria
1:45.95
Giant slalom
details
Max Julen
  Switzerland
2:41.18 Jure Franko
  Yugoslavia
2:41.41 Andreas Wenzel
  Liechtenstein
2:41.75
Slalom
details
Phil Mahre
  United States
1:39.41 Steve Mahre
  United States
1:39.62 Didier Bouvet
  France
1:40.20

Source:[1]

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Michela Figini
  Switzerland
1:13.36 Maria Walliser
  Switzerland
1:13.41 Olga Charvátová
  Czechoslovakia
1:13.53
Giant slalom
details
Debbie Armstrong
  United States
2:20.98 Christin Cooper
  United States
2:21.38 Perrine Pelen
  France
2:21.40
Slalom
details
Paola Magoni
  Italy
1:36.47 Perrine Pelen
  France
1:37.38 Ursula Konzett
  Liechtenstein
1:37.50

Source:[1]

Course informationEdit

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
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)

Source:[1]

Participating nationsEdit

Forty-two nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Sarajevo. Egypt, Mexico, Monaco and Senegal made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sarajevo 1984 Official Report" (PDF). Organising Committee of the XlVth Winter Olympic Games 1984 at Sarajevo. LA84 Foundation. 1984. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ski stars banned from Olympics". Ottawa Citizen. Reuters. November 26, 1983. p. 71.
  4. ^ "Ruling slaps Stenmark". Bend (OR) Bulletin. UPI. November 7, 1983. p. D-4.
  5. ^ a b "Winter Olympics will take place without three alpine skiers". Palm Beach Post. wire services. January 25, 1984. p. D4.
  6. ^ "Mahre skis for gold". Observer Reporter. Washington, PA. Associated Press. February 11, 1984. p. B-8.

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