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Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Alpine skiing
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Patscherkofel (men's downhill) and Axamer Lizum, Tyrol, Austria
Dates 5–13 February 1976
Competitors 181 from 33 nations
Alpine skiing at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics is located in Austria
Location in Austria

Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics consisted of six alpine skiing events. Similar to the 1964 games, the men's downhill was held on Patscherkofel (above Igls), the other five events at Axamer Lizum.[1] The events began on 5 February and ended on 13 February 1976.[2]


  • Medal summary 1
    • Medal table 1.1
    • Men's events 1.2
    • Women's events 1.3
  • Course information 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • World championships 4
    • Combined 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Medal summary

Nine nations won medals in Alpine skiing, with West Germany led the medal table with two gold and a silver, all won by Rosi Mittermaier. Italy won the most total medals, with four. The two medals won by Liechtenstein were the first for the country at the Olympic Games. The four medals won by West Germany were the first in the sport for the country on its own; Germany had previously won medals when unified as a single team.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  West Germany (FRG) 2 1 0 3
2  Italy (ITA) 1 2 1 4
3  Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 0 3
4  Austria (AUT) 1 1 0 2
5  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
6  Liechtenstein (LIE) 0 0 2 2
7  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
7  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1


Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Franz Klammer
Austria (AUT)
1:45.73  Bernhard Russi
Switzerland (SUI)
1:46.06  Herbert Plank
Italy (ITA)
Giant slalom
 Heini Hemmi
Switzerland (SUI)
3:26.97  Ernst Good
Switzerland (SUI)
3:27.17  Ingemar Stenmark
Sweden (SWE)
 Piero Gros
Italy (ITA)
2:03.29  Gustav Thöni
Italy (ITA)
2:03.73  Willi Frommelt
Liechtenstein (LIE)


Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Rosi Mittermaier
West Germany (FRG)
1:46.16  Brigitte Totschnig
Austria (AUT)
1:46.68  Cindy Nelson
United States (USA)
Giant slalom
 Kathy Kreiner
Canada (CAN)
1:29.13  Rosi Mittermaier
West Germany (FRG)
1:29.25  Danièle Debernard
France (FRA)
 Rosi Mittermaier
West Germany (FRG)
1:30.54  Claudia Giordani
Italy (ITA)
1:30.87  Hanni Wenzel
Liechtenstein (LIE)


Course information

Date Race Start
Thu  5-Feb  Downhill - men  1,950 m (6,398 ft)  1,080 m (3,543 ft)  870 m (2,854 ft)  3.020 km (1.877 mi) 28.8%
Sun  8-Feb  Downhill - women  2,310 m (7,579 ft)  1,610 m (5,282 ft)  700 m (2,297 ft)  2.515 km (1.563 mi) 27.8%
Mon  9-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  (1st run)  1,990 m (6,529 ft)  1,540 m (5,052 ft)  450 m (1,476 ft)  1.525 km (0.948 mi) 29.5%
Tue 10-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  (2nd run)  2,035 m (6,677 ft)  1,610 m (5,282 ft)  425 m (1,394 ft)  1.200 km (0.746 mi) 35.4%
Fri 13-Feb  Giant Slalom - women  (1 run)  1,925 m (6,316 ft)  1,540 m (5,052 ft)  385 m (1,263 ft)  1.225 km (0.761 mi) 31.4%
Sat 14-Feb  Slalom - men  (2 runs)  1,830 m (6,004 ft)  1,610 m (5,282 ft)  220 m (722 ft)  0.520 km (0.323 mi) 42.3%
Wed 11-Feb  Slalom - women  (2 runs)  1,785 m (5,856 ft)  1,610 m (5,282 ft)  175 m (574 ft)  0.400 km (0.249 mi) 43.8%


Participating nations

Thirty-three nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Innsbruck. Andorra and San Marino made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. [2]

World championships

From 1948 through 1980, the alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships, held every two years. With the addition of the giant slalom, the combined event was dropped for 1950 and 1952, but returned as a World Championship event in 1954 as a "paper race" which used the results from the three events. During the Olympics from 1956 through 1980, World Championship medals were awarded by the FIS for the combined event. The combined returned as a separate event at the World Championships in 1982 and at the Olympics in 1988.


See also


  1. ^ - Olympische Winterspiele 1976/Ski Alpin - (in German)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

External links

  • – results – 1976 Olympics – Innsbruck, Austria
  • – results – 1976 World Championships – Innsbruck, Austria
  • Sports-Reference – 1976 Winter Olympics – Alpine Skiing
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