Open main menu

United States at the 1980 Winter Olympics

The United States was the host nation for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

United States at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Lake Placid
Competitors101 (76 men, 25 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearerScott Hamilton (figure skating)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
6
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
12
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karl Anderson Downhill N/A DNF
Phil Mahre 1:48.88 14
Andy Mill 1:49.07 16
Pete Patterson 1:47.04 5
Cary Adgate Giant slalom 1:22.48 23 DNF
Phil Mahre 1:21.74 14 1:22.59 10 2:44.33 10
Steve Mahre 1:21.86 15 1:23.08 15 2:44.94 15
Pete Patterson DNF
Phil Mahre Slalom 53.31 1 51.45 8 1:44.76  
Steve Mahre DNF
Pete Patterson DNF
Bill Taylor DNF
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Holly Flanders Downhill N/A 1:40.96 14
Cindy Nelson 1:39.69 7
Heidi Preuss 1:39.51 4
Christin Cooper Giant slalom 1:16.61 9 1:28.10 7 2:44.71 7
Tamara McKinney DNF
Cindy Nelson 1:17.42 13 1:29.90 14 2:47.32 13
Heidi Preuss 1:17.54 15 1:30.83 20 2:48.37 17
Abbi Fisher Slalom 45.10 14 DNF
Christin Cooper 44.23 7 45.05 7 1:29.28 8
Tamara McKinney DNF
Cindy Nelson 44.96 12 45.89 13 1:30.85 11

BiathlonEdit

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Martin Hagen Individual 1:21:02.95 8 (0+4+4+0) 36
Glenn Jobe 1:21:36.52 6 (1+0+0+5) 38
Johnny Ruger 1:33:30.80 21 (8+4+6+3) 45
Peter Hoag Sprint 38:53.44 4 (2+2) 45
Lyle Nelson 35:40.56 2 (1+1) 19
Donald Nielsen 38:51.02 6 (2+4) 44
Peter Hoag
Martin Hagen
Lyle Nelson
Donald Nielsen
Relay 1:39:24.29 13 (0+5 0+8) 8

BobsleighEdit

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brent Rushlaw
Joe Tyler
Two-man 1:02.90 5 1:02.81 3 1:02.99 5 1:03.42 8 4:12.12 6
Howard Siler
Dick Nalley
1:03.04 6 1:03.04 6 1:02.65 2 1:03.00 5 4:11.73 5
Bob Hickey
Jeff Jordan
Willie Davenport
Jeff Gadley
Four-man 1:01.49 12 1:01.81 14 1:01.04 13 1:01.77 14 4:06.11 12
Howard Siler
Joe Tyler
Jeff Jost
Dick Nalley
1:01.49 12 1:01.69 13 1:01.30 14 1:01.72 12 4:06.20 13

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Tim Caldwell 15 km 44:30.41 25
Stan Dunklee 44:03.84 22
Jim Galanes 44:46.48 33
Bill Koch 43:38.56 16
Stan Dunklee 30 km 1:33:48.02 30
Jim Galanes 1:36:15.17 41
Bill Koch DNF
Doug Peterson 1:38:29.86 45
Stan Dunklee 50 km 2:42:20.20 33
Jim Galanes 2:37:09.64 20
Bill Koch 2:34:31.62 13
Doug Peterson DNF
Tim Caldwell
Stan Dunklee
Jim Galanes
Bill Koch
4×10 km relay 2:04:12.17 8
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Leslie Bancroft-Krichko 5 km 16:39.71 33
Betsy Haines 17:27.75 37
Beth Paxson 16:20.93 26
Alison Owen-Spencer 16:05.04 22
Leslie Bancroft-Krichko 10 km 33:04.71 28
Beth Paxson 33:01.60 25
Alison Owen-Spencer 32:41.33 22
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes 33:13.89 31
Leslie Bancroft-Krichko
Alison Owen-Spencer
Beth Paxson
Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes
4×5 km relay 1:06:55.41 7

Figure skatingEdit

Individual
Athlete Event CF SP FS Total
Rank Rank Rank Points Places Rank
Scott Hamilton Men's singles 8 4 4 181.78 45 5
David Santee 3 3 5 185.52 34 4
Charles Tickner 2 5 3 187.06 28  
Lisa-Marie Allen Ladies' singles 8 3 4 179.42 45 5
Linda Fratianne 3 1 2 188.30 16  
Sandy Lenz 11 6 7 172.74 82 9
Mixed
Athlete Event SP / CD FS / FD Total
Rank Rank Points Places Rank
Tai Babilonia
Randy Gardner
Pairs DNS
Kitty Carruthers
Peter Carruthers
5 5 137.38 46 5
Sheryl Franks
Michael Botticelli
7 7 133.84 64 7
Judy Blumberg
Michael Seibert
Ice dancing 7 7 190.30 66 7
Stacey Smith
John Summers
8 8 188.38 75 9

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event First round Consolation game Final round
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament   Sweden
T 3–3
  Czechoslovakia
W 7–3
  Norway
W 5–1
  Romania
W 7–2
  West Germany
W 4–2
1 Q Bye   Soviet Union
W 4–3
  Finland
W 4–2
 
Roster
First Round
     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team advanced to Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 26 7 9
  United States 5 4 0 1 25 10 9
  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 34 16 6
  Romania 5 1 3 1 13 29 3
  West Germany 5 1 4 0 21 30 2
  Norway 5 0 4 1 9 36 1

All times are local (UTC-5).

February 12, 1980
17:21
Sweden  2 – 2
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  United StatesOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

February 14, 1980
20:30
United States  7 – 3
(2–2, 2–0, 3–1)
  CzechoslovakiaOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

February 16, 1980
13:00
United States  5 – 1
(0–1, 3–0, 2–0)
  NorwayOlympic Arena, Lake Placid

February 18, 1980
20:30
United States  7 – 2
(2–0, 2–1, 3–1)
  RomaniaOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

February 20, 1980
20:30
West Germany  2 – 4
(2–0, 0–2, 0–2)
  United StatesOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
Final round

The top two teams from each group play the top two teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over, excluding teams who failed to make the medal round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  United States 3 2 0 1 10 7 5
  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 16 8 4
  Sweden 3 0 1 2 7 14 2
  Finland 3 0 2 1 7 11 1
February 22, 1980
17:00
United States  4 – 3
(2–2, 0–1, 2–0)
  Soviet UnionOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

February 24, 1980
11:00
United States  4 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  FinlandOlympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
John Fee Singles 45.328 21 45.407 15 46.032 20 45.345 15 3:02.112 14
Richard Stithem 45.418 22 45.938 19 46.245 21 45.491 17 3:03.092 20
Jeff Tucker 45.158 17 45.311 13 45.427 14 45.400 16 3:01.296 12
Raymond Bateman
Frank Masley
Doubles 48.241 19 40.612 11 N/A 1:28.853 18
Ty Danco
Richard Healey
40.386 12 40.955 12 1:21.341 11
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Donna Burke Singles 40.663 19 40.931 17 40.943 16 41.148 21 2:43.685 17
Susan Charlesworth 41.018 24 DNF
Debra Genovese 40.497 16 40.811 16 40.799 15 40.819 15 2:42.926 15

Nordic combinedEdit

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Gary Crawford Individual 78.8 82.9 161.7 29 52:21.3 178.480 25 340.180 28
Mike Devecka 88.6 85.9 174.5 22 DNF
Kerry Lynch 87.6 92.7 180.3 20 49:44.3 202.030 12 382.330 18
Walter Malmquist 108.4 113.4 221.8 2 52:54.5 173.500 27 395.300 12

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Jeff Davis Normal hill 80.0 105.7 84.0 120.6 226.3 17
Jim Denney 70.0 93.2 75.0 99.7 192.9 36
Jim Maki 81.0 113.8 72.0 94.9 208.7 26
Chris McNeill 79.0 110.1 74.5 102.4 212.5 23
Jeff Davis Large hill 96.0 99.6 83.0 76.9 176.5 44
Jim Denney 109.0 123.8 104.0 115.3 239.1 8
Walter Malmquist 97.0 104.0 95.5 101.4 205.4 27
Reed Zuehlke 98.0 100.4 79.0 68.8 169.2 45

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Jim Chapin 500 m 39.74 24
Eric Heiden 38.03 OR  
Dan Immerfall 38.69 5
Eric Heiden 1000 m 1:15.18 OR  
Craig Kressler 1:18.37 11
Peter Mueller 1:17.11 5
Eric Heiden 1500 m 1:55.44 OR  
Craig Kressler 2:00.60 18
Tom Plant 2:00.57 17
Eric Heiden 5000 m 7:02.29 OR  
Craig Kressler 7:25.43 18
Mike Woods 7:10.39 7
Eric Heiden 10,000 m 14:28.13 WR  
Craig Kressler DNF
Mike Woods 14:39.53 4
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Sarah Docter 500 m 44.48 23
Beth Heiden 43.18 7
Leah Poulos-Mueller 42.26  
Sarah Docter 1000 m 1:28.80 14
Beth Heiden 1:27.01 5
Leah Poulos-Mueller 1:25.41  
Mary Docter 1500 m 2:14.74 12
Sarah Docter 2:15.11 13
Beth Heiden 2:13.10 7
Mary Docter 3000 m 4:39.29 6
Sarah Docter 4:43.30 10
Beth Heiden 4:33.77  

ReferencesEdit

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • Olympic Winter Games 1980, full results by sports-reference.com
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-22.