Soviet Union at the
1976 Winter Olympics
IOC codeURS
NOCSoviet Olympic Committee
in Innsbruck
Competitors79 (59 men, 20 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerVladislav Tretiak (ice hockey)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
13
Silver
6
Bronze
8
Total
27
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
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The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

During the games, the Soviet Union won 13 gold medals, the most any country won at a single Winter Olympics.[1] Norway tied this record during the Salt Lake City games,[1] and Canada broke it with 14 when they hosted the Vancouver games.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Nikolay Kruglov Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Gold Aleksandr Elizarov
Ivan Biakov
Nikolay Kruglov
Aleksandr Tikhonov
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Gold Nikolay Bazhukov Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Gold Sergey Savelyev Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Gold Raisa Smetanina Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Gold Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova
Zinaida Amosova
Raisa Smetanina
Galina Kulakova
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Gold Irina Rodnina
Alexander Zaitsev
Figure skating Pairs
 Gold Liudmila Pakhomova
Alexander Gorshkov
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Gold Soviet Union men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Gold Yevgeny Kulikov Speed skating Men's 500m
 Gold Tatyana Averina-Barabash Speed skating Women's 1000m
 Gold Galina Stepanskaya Speed skating Women's 1500m
 Gold Tatyana Averina-Barabash Speed skating Women's 3000m
 Silver Yevgeny Belyayev Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Raisa Smetanina Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Vladimir Kovalev Figure skating Men's singles
 Silver Irina Moiseeva
Andrei Minenkov
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Silver Valery Muratov Speed skating Men's 500m
 Silver Yury Kondakov Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Aleksandr Elizarov Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Bronze Ivan Garanin Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Bronze Yevgeny Belyayev
Nikolay Bazhukov
Sergey Savelyev
Ivan Garanin
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Bronze Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Bronze Galina Kulakova Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Bronze Valery Muratov Speed skating Men's 1000m
 Bronze Tatyana Averina-Barabash Speed skating Women's 500m
 Bronze Tatyana Averina-Barabash Speed skating Women's 1500m

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vladimir Andreyev Downhill 1:53.61 44
Vladimir Andreyev Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Vladimir Andreyev Slalom 1:07.01 31 1:10.55 26 2:17.56 25
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alla Askarova Downhill 1:53.19 28
Alla Askarova Giant Slalom 1:36.86 32
Alla Askarova Slalom DNF DNF

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Aleksandr Tikhonov 1'10:18.33 7 1'17:18.33 5
Aleksandr Elizarov 1'13:05.57 3 1'16:05.57 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Nikolay Kruglov 1'12:12.26 2 1'14:12.26 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Aleksandr Elizarov
Ivan Biakov
Nikolay Kruglov
Aleksandr Tikhonov
0 1'57:55.64 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Yury Skobov 46:16.27 16
Ivan Garanin 44:41.98 4
Yevgeny Belyayev 44:01.10 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Nikolay Bazhukov 43:58.47 1st place, gold medalist(s)
30 km Vasily Rochev 1'32:39.42 10
Nikolay Bazhukov 1'31:33.14 5
Ivan Garanin 1'31:09.29 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Sergey Savelyev 1'30:29.38 1st place, gold medalist(s)
50 km Yevgeny Belyayev 2'54:00.55 38
Sergey Savelyev 2'46:01.36 21
Vasily Rochev 2'44:31.23 12
Ivan Garanin 2'40:38.94 4
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Yevgeny Belyayev
Nikolay Bazhukov
Sergey Savelyev
Ivan Garanin
2'10:51.46 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Galina Kulakova DSQ (doping)
Zinaida Amosova 16:33.78 6
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova 16:12.82 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Raisa Smetanina 15:49.73 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
10 km Zinaida Amosova 31:11.23 6
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova 30:52.58 4
Galina Kulakova 30:38.61 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Raisa Smetanina 30:13.41 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova
Zinaida Amosova
Raisa Smetanina
Galina Kulakova
1'07:49.75 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Yuri Ovchinnikov 12 8 7 180.04 75 8
Sergei Volkov 1 5 9 184.08 53 5
Vladimir Kovalev 3 6 4 187.64 28 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Elena Vodorezova 18 13 5 175.58 104 12
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Marina Leonidova
Vladimir Bogolyubov
9 9 127.06 76 9
Irina Vorobieva
Alexander Vlasov
3 5 134.52 35 4
Irina Rodnina
Alexander Zaitsev
1 1 140.54 9 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Natalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponossov
4 4 199.10 35 4
Irina Moiseeva
Andrei Minenkov
2 2 204.88 20 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Liudmila Pakhomova
Alexander Gorshkov
1 1 209.92 9 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1976 Winter Olympics

First Round

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Soviet Union 16–3  Austria

Medal round

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2
Gold:
Vladislav Tretiak
Aleksandr Sidelnikov
Aleksandr Gusev
Vladimir Lutchenko
Sergei Babinov
Yury Lyapkin
Gennadiy Tsygankov
Sergey Kapustin
Aleksandr Maltsev
Boris Aleksandrov
Boris Mikhailov
Alexander Yakushev
Vladimir Petrov
Valeri Kharlamov
Vladimir Shadrin
Valeri Vasiliev
Viktor Shalimov
Viktor Zhluktov

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aigars Krikis 54.243 16 53.415 11 53.273 15 53.764 17 3:34.695 13
Vladimir Shitov 53.485 11 53.025 9 52.927 10 53.133 11 3:32.570 10
Dainis Bremze 52.984 9 52.567 8 52.364 9 52.661 9 3:30.576 8

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dainis Bremze
Aigars Krikis
43.667 8 43.740 8 1:27.407 8
Rolands Upatnieks
Valdis Ķuzis
43.732 9 43.825 9 1:27.557 9
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vera Zozuļa 44.179 14 42.973 8 42.651 6 42.858 3 2:52.661 9

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Aleksey Baranov Individual 69.0 70.0 185.7 23 51:58.45 184.47 21 370.17 23
Nikolay Nogovitsyn 72.0 74.0 196.1 16 49:05.97 210.34 3 406.44 6
Valery Kopayev 71.5 75.0 202.9 9 49:53.26 203.24 8 406.14 7

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Sergey Saychik Normal hill 74.0 105.2 76.0 108.4 213.6 25
Yury Kalinin 74.5 105.5 79.0 113.2 218.7 22
Aleksey Borovitin 77.5 111.3 78.0 113.6 224.9 15
Aleksandr Karapuzov 78.0 112.6 79.0 114.2 226.8 12
Yury Kalinin Large hill 85.0 94.0 80.0 87.5 181.5 24
Aleksey Borovitin 85.0 95.5 82.5 92.0 187.5 19
Sergey Saychik 90.0 101.5 87.5 98.5 200.0 11
Aleksandr Karapuzov 91.0 104.9 81.5 88.6 193.5 15

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Andrey Malikov 40.09 8
Valery Muratov 39.25 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Yevgeny Kulikov 39.17 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
1000 m Andrey Malikov 1:27.57 29
Aleksandr Safronov 1:20.84 4
Valery Muratov 1:20.57 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
1500 m Sergey Marchuk 2:04.65 13
Sergey Ryabev 2:02.15 4
Yury Kondakov 1:59.97 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
5000 m Sergey Marchuk 7:51.37 14
Vladimir Ivanov 7:37.73 7
Viktor Varlamov 7:30.97 4
10,000 m Vladimir Ivanov 16:16.20 15
Sergey Marchuk 15:43.81 11
Viktor Varlamov 15:06.06 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Lyubov Sadchikova 43.80 6
Vera Krasnova 43.23 5
Tatyana Averina-Barabash 43.17 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
1000 m Tatyana Shelekhova 1:32.08 15
Lyudmila Titova 1:30.06 7
Tatyana Averina-Barabash 1:28.43 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
1500 m Nina Statkevich 2:22.59 15
Tatyana Averina-Barabash 2:17.96 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Galina Stepanskaya 2:16.58 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
3000 m Tatyana Shelekhova 4:54.03 14
Nina Statkevich 4:53.94 13
Tatyana Averina-Barabash 4:45.19 OR 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Canadian Press (February 27, 2010). "Canada sets Olympic gold record". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-02-27.

References