Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of two events at Spiral. The competition took place between February 16 and February 23, 1998.[1][2]

Bobsleigh
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSpiral
Dates14–21 February
Competitors156 from 28 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany1012
2  Canada1001
  Italy1001
4  Switzerland0101
5  France0011
  Great Britain0011
Totals (6 nations)3137

Germany led the medal table, with two medals, one gold and one bronze. There had never before been a tie for a medal in Olympic bobsleigh history, but the Nagano Games featured two, one in each event, meaning that three gold medals, and seven medals total, were awarded.

France's bronze medal, as a part of the tie in the four-man event, was the country's first in Bobsleigh at the Olympics.

EventsEdit

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
  Italy (ITA)
Günther Huber
Antonio Tartaglia
  Canada (CAN)
Pierre Lueders
Dave MacEachern
3:37.24   Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
3:37.89
Four-man
details
  Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
2:39.41   Switzerland (SUI)
Marcel Rohner
Markus Nüssli
Markus Wasser
Beat Seitz
2:40.01   Great Britain (GBR)
Sean Olsson
Dean Ward
Courtney Rumbolt
Paul Attwood
  France (FRA)
Bruno Mingeon
Emmanuel Hostache
Éric Le Chanony
Max Robert
2:40.06

Participating NOCsEdit

[1]

Twenty-nine nations participated in Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 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.