Bobsleigh at the 1980 Winter Olympics

at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueMt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates15–24 February
Competitors78 from 11 nations

Bobsleigh at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The competition took place between February 15 and February 24, 1980.[1]

Medal summary

Medal table


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 East Germany 1 1 2 4
2 Switzerland 1 1 0 2

Two countries won medals in Lake Placid, with East Germany leading the medal table.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Josef Benz
4:09.36  East Germany (GDR)
Bernhard Germeshausen
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
4:10.93  East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bogdan Musiol
 East Germany (GDR)
Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bogdan Musiol
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
3:59.92  Switzerland (SUI)
Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
4:00.87  East Germany (GDR)
Horst Schönau
Roland Wetzig
Detlef Richter
Andreas Kirchner

Participating NOCs


Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1980 Games.


  1. 1 2 3 4 "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
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