Lake Placid 1980
Artificial snow is introduced for the first time, to guarantee that all events took place in the best possible conditions, machines were used to produce artificial snow, the first time this had been done at the Olympic Games. This was the second time the Games were held in Lake Placid, the first being in 1932. The great Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark won the giant slalom and the slalom.

In both races he was behind on the first run but came back sensationally on the second. Hanni Wenzel did the same in the women’s races, making her nation, Liechtenstein, the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion.
XIII - Winter Olympic Games  Lake Placid 1980
Opening Ceremony 13 Feb 1980
Closing Ceremony 24 Feb 1980
Host City Lake Placid
Country United States
Nations Participating 37
Athletes 1072
Events 38
Disciplines 1
Volunters 6703
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 JPN Japan
0 1 0 1 1

    Total: 0 1 0 1  
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.


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Emblem, Lake Placid 1980

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