1980 Lake Placid
  • Duration:
    February 13 to 24
  • Nations Participating:
    37 NOCs
  • Events:
    38
  • Competing Athletes:
    1072 (840 men, 232 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    59 (41 men, 18 women)
  • Medals Won:
    2 (0 G, 1 S, 1 B)

XIII Olympic Winter Games

The men’s ski team put themselves on the Canadian Olympic medal chart when the Games returned to Lake Placid in 1980. Steve Podborski, one of the Crazy Canucks, won a bronze in the downhill competition. In the 1000 m speed skating race, 21-year-old Gaétan Boucher, who finished sixth in the event at the last Olympic Winter Games, shattered the old Olympic record by a second and a half. Still, he finished second to Eric Heiden of the U.S.A., the first Olympic athlete, summer or winter, to win five gold medals in individual events.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Eric Heiden (speed skating)

Olympic Oath (officials): Terry McDermott (speed skating)

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Dr. Charles Morgan Kerr

Official Opening: Vice-President Walter Mondale

Medal Count

Open/Close

RANK:

COUNTRY:

GOLD:

SILVER:

BRONZE:

TOTAL:

1East Germany97723
2Soviet Union106622
3United States64212
4Norway13610
5Finland1539
6Austria3227
7Switzerland1135
8West Germany - 235
9Sweden3 - 14
10Liechtenstein22 - 4
11Netherlands1214
13Canada - 112
14Great Britain1 - - 1
T15Japan - 1 - 1
T15Hungary - 1 - 1
T17France - - 11
T17Czechoslovakia - - 11
T17Bulgaria - - 11

Canadian Medallists

Open/Close

FINISH:

ATHLETE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

SilverGaétan BoucherSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men -
BronzeSteve PodborskiSkiing - AlpineDownhill - Men -

Flag Bearers

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 17500 points
  • Earned this week: 5553 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 15630 points
  • Earned this week: 3830 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8788 points
  • Earned this week: 2655 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 6001 points
  • Earned this week: 1551 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4964 points
  • Earned this week: 1746 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1036 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 25 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,109 other followers