Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics

at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Dates14-21 February
Competitors156 from 28 nations

Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of two events at Spiral. The competition took place between February 16 and February 23, 1998.[1]

Medal summary

Medal table


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 1 0 1 2
2 Canada 1 0 0 1
2 Italy 1 0 0 1
4 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
5 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
5 France 0 0 1 1

Germany led the medal table, with two medals, one gold and one bronze. There had never before been a tie for a medal in Olympic bobsleigh history, but the Nagano Games featured two, one in each event, meaning that three gold medals, and seven medals total, were awarded.

France's bronze medal, as a part of the tie in the four-man event, was the country's first in Bobsleigh at the Olympics.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Italy (ITA)
Günther Huber
Antonio Tartaglia
 Canada (CAN)
Pierre Lueders
Dave MacEachern
3:37.24  Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
 Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
2:39.41  Switzerland (SUI)
Marcel Rohner
Markus Nüssli
Markus Wasser
Beat Seitz
2:40.01  Great Britain (GBR)
Sean Olsson
Dean Ward
Courtney Rumbolt
Paul Attwood
 France (FRA)
Bruno Mingeon
Emmanuel Hostache
Éric Le Chanony
Max Robert

Participating NOCs


Twenty-nine nations participated in Bobsleigh at the 1998 Games.


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
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