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Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

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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.

Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Governing bodyFIS
Events11 (men: 5; women: 5; mixed: 1)
Games

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 traditional dominated by Alpine countries, Austria has a commanding lead in total medals with 121 and in gold medals with 37.

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HostsEdit

Year City Nation Additional designation
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen   Germany
1948 St. Moritz    Switzerland FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1948
1952 Oslo   Norway FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1952
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo   Italy FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1956
1960 Squaw Valley   United States FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1960
1964 Innsbruck   Austria FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1964
1968 Grenoble   France FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1968
1972 Sapporo   Japan FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1972
1976 Innsbruck   Austria FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1976
1980 Lake Placid   United States FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1980
1984 Sarajevo   Yugoslavia
1988 Calgary   Canada
1992 Albertville   France
1994 Lillehammer   Norway
1998 Nagano   Japan
2002 Salt Lake City   United States
2006 Torino   Italy
2010 Vancouver   Canada
2014 Sochi   Russia
2018 Pyeongchang   South Korea

EventsEdit

Men'sEdit

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
combined                         11
downhill         19
slalom         19
giant slalom           18
super-G                             9
Total events       1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Women'sEdit

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
combined                         11
downhill         19
slalom         19
giant slalom           18
super-G                             9
Total events       1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

MixedEdit

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
Team Event                                             1
Total events                                             1

Medal tableEdit

NOCs in italics no longer compete at the Winter Olympics

Through 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Austria (AUT)374143121
2  Switzerland (SUI)22222266
3  United States (USA)17201047
4  France (FRA)15161748
5  Italy (ITA)149932
6  Germany (GER)[a]127726
7  Norway (NOR)11131236
8  Sweden (SWE)72918
9  Croatia (CRO)46010
10  Canada (CAN)41611
11  West Germany (FRG)[a]3519
12  Liechtenstein (LIE)22610
13  Slovenia (SLO)2237
14  United Team of Germany (EUA)[a]2125
15  Czech Republic (CZE)1012
  Spain (ESP)1012
17  Luxembourg (LUX)0202
  Yugoslavia (YUG)0202
19  Finland (FIN)0101
  Japan (JPN)0101
  New Zealand (NZL)0101
  Russia (RUS)0101
23  Australia (AUS)0011
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
  Soviet Union (URS)0011
Totals (25 nations)154155152461
  • ^[a] Germany has competed at the Winter Olympic Games under various names; all of which are listed separately. Banned from the 1948 games (as was Japan), they competed as Germany in 1952, though only represented by West Germany. From 1956 through 1964, they were known as the United Team of Germany (EUA), which included East Germany, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). From 1968 through 1988, separate Olympic teams were fielded and West Germany competed as the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). East Germany had only one competitor in alpine skiing (Eberhard Riedel in 1968), who did not win a medal. Following the reunification of 1990, they have competed at the Olympics as Germany, starting in 1992. Through 2018, Germany has a total of 40 medals in alpine skiing (17 gold, 13 silver, 10 bronze).
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Participating nationsEdit

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
  Albania (ALB)       1 1 1 2 4
  Algeria (ALG)       4 1 2
  Andorra (AND)       5 3 2 4 5 6 3 3 2 4 4 3 12
  Argentina (ARG)       6 8 5 6 5 2 5 6 10 10 6 9 1 5 5 5 6 2 18
  Armenia (ARM)       1 2 1 2 1 1 6
  Australia (AUS)       3 5 3 5 1 2 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 10 4 2 5 3 18
  Austria (AUT)       4 14 11 11 13 11 13 13 12 12 13 17 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 22 20
  Azerbaijan (AZE)       1 2 1 1 4
  Belarus (BLR)       1 2 2 2 4
  Belgium (BEL)       4 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 3 4 12
  Bolivia (BOL)       1 3 3 6 5 1 6
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)       2 2 2 2 3 3 2 7
  Brazil (BRA)       7 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 8
  Bulgaria (BUL)       3 2 4 3 3 1 1 2 5 4 4 4 3 2 5 3 4 3 4 3 20
  Canada (CAN)       7 5 9 5 9 9 11 8 8 7 11 18 10 11 8 11 16 21 15 14 20
  Cayman Islands (CAY)       1 1 2
  Chile (CHI)       4 3 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 3 3 4 7 3 3 3 17
  China (CHN)       2 5 2 2 2 2 2 7
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)       4 1 2 5 3 2 6
  Colombia (COL)       1 1 2
  Costa Rica (CRC)       1 2 2 4 4
  Croatia (CRO)       1 1 4 4 11 10 8 10 8
  Cyprus (CYP)       3 5 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 11
  Czech Republic (CZE)       2 9 10 8 8 9 6
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)       7 6 4 2 3 4 2 4 5 4 10
  Denmark (DEN)       2 1 3 3 1 2 6
  East Germany (GDR)       1 1
  East Timor (TLS)       1 1 2
  Egypt (EGY)       1 1
  Eritrea (ERI)       1 1
  Estonia (EST)       1 1 2 2 2 2 6
  Fiji (FIJ)       1 1
  Finland (FIN)       2 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 5 4 4 4 4 2 14
  France (FRA)       3 13 8 13 10 11 11 12 12 7 14 18 19 17 18 18 17 22 17 22 20
  Georgia (GEO)       2 3 2 1 3 3 2 7
  Ghana (GHA)       1 1
  Germany (GER)       8 11 14 14 7 9 6 9 7 14 10
  Great Britain (GBR)       8 13 7 14 8 11 10 8 10 9 8 12 12 6 6 6 6 4 2 4 20
  Greece (GRE)       1 1 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 19
  Guatemala (GUA)       4 1
  Hungary (HUN)       4 7 2 1 1 6 5 3 2 2 3 3 4 13
  Iceland (ISL)       3 4 5 3 3 4 6 3 3 2 3 3 7 6 5 4 4 2 18
  India (IND)       1 1 3 2 2 1 1 7
  Iran (IRI)       3 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 11
  Ireland (IRL)       1 2 2 2 2 2 6
  Israel (ISR)       1 1 1 3
  Italy (ITA)       8 8 10 13 10 11 10 8 12 14 12 11 18 20 22 22 22 21 19 20 20
  Japan (JPN)       3 2 2 4 5 7 10 4 4 4 6 6 5 10 6 8 2 2 4 19
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)       2 2 2 2 2 3 2 7
  Kenya (KEN)       1 1
  Kosovo (KOS)       1 1
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)       1 1 1 1 4
  Latvia (LAT)       3 2 1 2 3 5 2 7
  Lebanon (LBN)       2 1 3 2 4 3 1 1 3 4 4 4 2 2 3 2 2 17
  Liechtenstein (LIE)       2 5 6 3 3 6 3 5 5 8 9 6 7 6 6 4 2 2 2 19
  Lithuania (LTU)       1 1 1 2 2 5
  Luxembourg (LUX)       1 1 1 1 1 5
  Macedonia (MKD)       2 1 2 1 1 1 6
  Madagascar (MAD)       1 1 2
  Malaysia (MAS)       1 1
  Malta (MLT)       1 1 2
  Mexico (MEX)       1 4 10 1 1 1 2 7
  Moldova (MDA)       2 1 1 3
  Monaco (MON)       1 1 1 2 1 3 2 7
  Montenegro (MNE)       1 2 2 3
  Morocco (MAR)       5 4 3 9 1 2 1 7
  Netherlands (NED)       1 3 2
  New Zealand (NZL)       3 4 6 2 5 5 6 3 2 3 1 3 3 2 1 3 16
  North Korea (PRK)       2 3 2
  Norway (NOR)       7 10 12 10 5 6 7 7 3 7 1 3 11 12 12 12 7 6 10 11 20
  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)       5 1
  Pakistan (PAK)       1 1 1 3
  Peru (PER)       2 2 2
  Philippines (PHI)       2 1 1 3
  Poland (POL)       3 5 9 8 4 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 6 3 18
  Portugal (POR)       1 1 2 1 4
  Puerto Rico (PUR)       6 1 1 3
  Romania (ROU)       4 7 7 4 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 16
  Russia (RUS)       6 7 5 6 5 9 6
  San Marino (SMR)       2 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 10
  Senegal (SEN)       14 2 1 1 1 5
  Serbia (SRB)       3 2 3 3
  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)       2 2 3 3
  Slovakia (SVK)       1 3 6 3 9 7 6
  Slovenia (SLO)       11 10 15 17 11 13 7 11 8
  South Africa (RSA)       1 1 1 1 1 5
  South Korea (KOR)       1 2 1 1 3 4 2 1 2 5 4 3 5 4 14
  Soviet Union (URS)       8 3 7 7 4 2 5 4 3 9
  Spain (ESP)       2 6 4 4 4 6 7 3 4 5 5 6 10 7 4 3 4 5 5 2 20
  Swaziland (SWZ)       1 1
  Sweden (SWE)       1 6 9 8 4 6 4 4 6 8 12 8 11 7 9 13 13 12 10 19
  Switzerland (SUI)       2 16 12 14 12 13 12 12 13 14 13 17 21 21 16 17 12 14 19 22 20
  Tajikistan (TJK)       1 1 1 1 4
  Thailand (THA)       2 2 2
  Togo (TOG)       1 1
  Turkey (TUR)       4 4 4 2 5 7 4 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 16
  Ukraine (UKR)       2 2 2 2 3 2 2 7
  Unified Team (EUN)       7 1
  United States (USA)       8 13 12 11 14 12 13 13 14 13 11 17 20 22 22 22 17 20 19 22 20
  United Team of Germany (EUA)       11 10 10 3
  Uruguay (URU)       1 1
  Uzbekistan (UZB)       1 2 1 2 2 1 6
  Venezuela (VEN)       1 1
  Virgin Islands (ISV)       1 2 1 3
  West Germany (FRG)       13 11 13 13 12 17 6
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)       1 1
  Yugoslavia (YUG)       4 7 2 4 6 4 1 4 8 13 9 9 12
Nations 26 25 28 29 22 31 33 27 33 30 42 43 50 45 49 57 60 71 74 80
Alpine skiers 103 174 183 133 174 188 144 181 174 225 271 321 250 249 278 287 309 327 322
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

Age recordsEdit

Several age-related records were recently set in 2014:

These records continue:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bode Miller becomes oldest Olympic Alpine skiing medallist with bronze". The Guardian. Reuters. 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ Holpuch, Amanda (21 February 2014). "USA's Mikaela Shiffrin youngest-ever gold medal winner in slalom". The Guardian.
  3. ^ a b Pennington, Bill (22 February 2014). "Slalom Champion Sets an Age Record". New York Times.

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