Host City: Lillehammer, Norway
Date Started: February 13, 1994
Date Finished: February 16, 1994
Participants: 92 (67 men and 25 women) from 25 countries
Youngest Participant: Helen Novikov (17 years, 81 days)
Oldest Participant: Anne Abernathy (40 years, 310 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Italy (4 medals)
The 1994 Olympic bobsleigh events were held at the new Hunderfossen run some 15 kilometres to the north of Lillehammer. The track was completed by the end of 1990 and the first competitions were held in early 1991. The Luge configuration of this track is slightly shorter than bobsleigh at 1365 m for men and 1185 m for women and doubles but as the men’s course joins the bob track before the first turn it has the same number of corners and the average gradient of 8.5% is identical. The women’s and doubles course intersects before the fourth corner and with an average gradient of 6.9% is slightly less steep.
For the first time in the thirty year history of Olympic luge the men’s title produced a repeat winner in Georg Hackl of Germany though the other two events resulted in Italian victories.