Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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]

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

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany2002
2  Switzerland0112
  West Germany0112
Totals (3 nations)2226

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

EventsEdit

[1]

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

Participating NOCsEdit

[1]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "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.

External linksEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.