Switzerland at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Lake Placid
Competitors44 (33 men, 11 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerMarie-Theres Nadig (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Switzerland competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Erich Schärer
Josef Benz
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Erich Schärer
Ulrich Bächli
Rudolf Marti
Josef Benz
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Jacques Lüthy Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Marie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Bronze Erika Hess Alpine skiing Women's slalom

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Toni Bürgler Downhill DNF
Erwin Josi 1:50.03 24
Urs Räber 1:49.16 18
Peter Müller 1:46.75 4
Jean-Luc Fournier Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Peter Lüscher DNF DNF
Jacques Lüthy 1:21.55 11 1:21.20 2 2:42.75 5
Joël Gaspoz 1:21.10 5 1:21.95 6 2:43.05 7
Peter Lüscher Slalom DNF DNF
Joël Gaspoz DNF DNF
Jean-Luc Fournier 58.95 28 54.53 23 1:53.48 23
Jacques Lüthy 53.70 2 51.36 6 1:45.06 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Annemarie Bischofsberger Downhill 1:41.93 20
Doris de Agostini 1:41.26 17
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:40.74 11
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:38.36 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Marie-Theres Nadig Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Brigitte Nansoz 1:18.09 18 1:30.11 15 2:48.20 16
Erika Hess 1:15.27 4 DNF DNF
Marie-Theres Nadig Slalom DNF DNF
Brigitte Nansoz 45.52 17 DNF DNF
Erika Hess 43.50 5 44.39 5 1:27.89 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Roland Burn 5 36:52.35 32
Urs Brechbühl 4 36:22.66 30
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Roland Burn 1'10:12.97 11 1'21:12.97 37
Urs Berchbühl 1'11:59.13 8 1'19:59.13 34
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Hans Hiltebrand
Walter Rahm
Two-man 1:02.37 2 1:02.96 5 1:03.65 11 1:02.64 3 4:11.32 4
SUI-2 Erich Schärer
Sepp Benz
Two-man 1:01.87 1 1:02.76 2 1:02.29 1 1:02.44 1 4:09.36 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
Four-man 1:00.31 3 1:00.41 3 1:00.02 2 1:00.13 1 4:00.87 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
SUI-2 Hans Hiltebrand
Ulrich Schindler
Walter Rahm
Armin Baumgartner
Four-man 1:01.13 7 1:01.00 5 1:00.54 7 1:01.02 6 4:03.69 6

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Alfred Schindler 44:52.93 35
Hansueli Kreuzer 44:44.66 32
Konrad Hallenbarter 44:42.12 29
Franz Renggli 44:38.66 27
30 km Francis Jacot 1'36:50.46 42
Heinz Gähler 1'33:43.68 29
Gaudenz Ambühl 1'32:06.20 24
Eduard Hauser 1'31:20.09 15
50 km Konrad Hallenbarter DNF
Gaudenz Ambühl DNF
Heinz Gähler 2'35:11.20 14
Franz Renggli 2'33:27.56 10
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Hansrüli Kreuzer
Konrad Hallenbarter
Eduard Hauser
Gaudenz Ambühl
2'03:36.57 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Cornelia Thomas 16:43.85 34
Evi Kratzer 16:14.34 23
10 km Cornelia Thomas 33:57.94 36
Evi Kratzer 33:03.65 27

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Danielle Rieder 9 15 16 165.46 125 14
Denise Biellmann 12 1 1 180.46 43 4

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ueli Schenkel DNF DNF
Markus Kägi 54.224 28 DNF DNF

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Ernst Beetschen Individual 73.0 72.0 170.3 27 50:09.2 198.295 16 368.595 21
Karl Lustenberger 83.0 80.0 212.7 6 50:01.1 199.510 14 412.210 6

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Paul Egloff Normal hill 65.0 80.2 70.5 91.5 171.7 43
Robert Mösching 74.0 97.6 73.0 95.0 192.6 37
Hansjörg Sumi 83.0 117.5 86.5 125.1 242.6 9
Paul Egloff Large hill 91.5 87.7 88.0 79.4 167.2 47
Karl Lustenberger 98.0 104.4 95.0 98.7 203.1 30
Robert Mösching 108.0 118.4 98.5 104.1 222.5 17
Hansjörg Sumi 117.0 135.0 100.0 107.7 242.7 7

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Silvia Brunner 43.72 13
1000 m Silvia Brunner 1:31.79 29

References