France at the
1988 Winter Olympics
IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in Calgary
Competitors68 (53 men, 15 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Catherine Quittet, Alpine Skiing
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

France competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Frank Piccard won France's first Winter Olympic gold medal for 20 years.

As Albertville would be hosting the following Winter Olympics, a French segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Franck Piccard Alpine skiing Men's super-G
 Bronze Franck Piccard Alpine skiing Men's downhill

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Philippe Verneret Downhill DSQ
Luc Alphand DNF
Christophe Plé 2:04.78 25
Franck Piccard 2:01.24 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Philippe Verneret Super-G DNF
Yves Tavernier 1:44.88 20
Luc Alphand 1:42.27 7
Franck Piccard 1:39.66 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Alain Feutrier Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Christian Gaidet 1:07.59 1:04.08 2:11.67 18
Yves Tavernier 1:07.44 1:04.77 2:12.21 24
Jean-Luc Crétier Slalom DSQ DSQ
Yves Tavernier 55.39 DNF DNF
Christian Gaidet 54.23 DNF DNF
Didier Bouvet 53.34 DNF DNF

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Jean-Luc Crétier 1:50.04 44.62 43.90 62.98 6
Luc Alphand 1:49.60 45.27 43.20 57.73 4
Christophe Plé 1:49.06 47.68 47.30 103.12 12
Franck Piccard 1:47.38 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Claudine Emonet Downhill 1:28.36 17
Carole Merle 1:27.53 12
Cathy Chedal Super-G DNF
Claudine Emonet 1:22.05 22
Catherine Quittet 1:21.48 16
Carole Merle 1:21.01 12
Małgorzata Tłalka-Mogore Giant Slalom 1:03.01 1:11.38 2:14.39 19
Carole Merle 1:01.30 1:08.06 2:09.36 9
Catherine Quittet 1:01.11 1:07.73 2:08.84 8
Christelle Guignard 1:00.90 1:08.56 2:09.46 10
Christelle Guignard Slalom DNF DNF
Patricia Chauvet-Blanc 51.48 51.31 1:42.79 14
Pascaline Freiher 51.37 DNF DNF
Dorota Tłalka-Mogore 50.28 49.58 1:39.86 8

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Claudine Emonet DNF DNF
Pascaline Freiher 1:24.18 42.16 42.50 151.93 22
Carole Merle 1:16.46 DSQ DSQ

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Xavier Blond 3 28:36.6 56
Hervé Flandin 4 28:21.4 52
Christian Dumont 2 28:20.3 51
Francis Mougel 3 27:34.9 32
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Hervé Flandin 59:50.9 7 1'06:50.9 56
Éric Claudon 58:16.8 6 1'04:16.8 45
Thierry Gerbier 57:51.7 6 1'03:51.7 41
Jean-Paul Giachino 57:43.7 3 1'00:43.7 18
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Éric Claudon
Jean-Paul Giachino
Hervé Flandin
Francis Mougel
6 1'30:22.8 10
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Claude Pierrat 47:54.3 56
Guy Balland 46:39.9 48
Patrick Rémy 45:45.3 37
Jean-Luc Thomas 44:26.5 26
30 km
C
Patrick Rémy 1'40:24.5 68
Dominique Locatelli 1'35:40.0 50
Claude Pierrat 1'34:15.6 43
Guy Balland 1'30:20.4 24
50 km
F
Jean-Luc Thomas DNF
Dominique Locatelli 2'13:56.8 37
Guy Balland 2'11:58.7 24
Claude Pierrat 2'09:54.9 17
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Patrick Rémy
Jean-Luc Thomas
Dominique Locatelli
Guy Balland
1'49:15.9 11

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Axel Médéric 13 14 17 30.4 15
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Agnès Gosselin 12 21 18 34.2 16
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Corinne Paliard
Didier Courtois
15 14 14 28.4 14
Isabelle Duchesnay
Paul Duchesnay
8 8 8 16.0 8

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Group A

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 5 3 1 1 22 8 7
 Sweden 5 2 0 3 23 10 7
 Canada 5 3 1 1 17 12 7
  Switzerland 5 3 2 0 19 10 6
 Poland 5 1 3 1 9 13 3
 France 5 0 5 0 10 47 0

* The Polish team was stripped of its victory after Jarosław Morawiecki tested positive for testosterone. France was recorded as having a 2-nil win, but received no points in the standings.

Game for 11th place

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 France 7–6 SO  Norway

Team Roster

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Laurence Bonici 48.436 22 48.790 22 48.692 21 48.488 22 3:14.406 22

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men's individual

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Francis Reppelin Individual 159.9 42 7:37.4 DNF DNF
Jean-Pierre Bohard 183.2 35 5:02.0 46:35.9 367.965 39
Fabrice Guy 192.1 29 4:02.7 43:22.4 396.995 20
Xavier Girard 193.9 27 3:50.7 44:50.9 383.720 32

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Jean-Pierre Bohard
Xavier Girard
Fabrice Guy
541.0 8 7:24.0 1'27:09.4 8

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Frédéric Berger Normal hill 75.0 80.6 75.5 83.9 164.5 49
Didier Mollard 79.0 89.5 77.0 84.8 174.3 34
Didier Mollard Large hill 108.0 101.1 94.0 76.5 177.6 25

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Hans van Helden 39.05 33
Claude Nicouleau 38.63 31
1000 m Claude Nicouleau 1:17.91 33
Hans van Helden 1:16.32 29
1500 m Hans van Helden 1:55.61 19
5000 m Hans van Helden 6:57.69 22
10,000 m Hans van Helden 14:34.84 23
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Stéphanie Dumont 43.30 29
Marie-France van Helden 42.49 27
1500 m Stéphanie Dumont 2:13.01 27
3000 m Stéphanie Dumont 4:38.03 27
Marie-France van Helden 4:32.34 24
5000 m Stéphanie Dumont 8:00.40 25

Demonstration sports

Curling

References