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Alpine Skiing at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Date Started: February 14, 1980
Date Finished: February 21, 1980
Events: 6

Participants: 174 (108 men and 66 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: CYP Lina Aristodimou (14 years, 327 days)
Oldest Participant: CHN Piao Dongyi (32 years, 288 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): LIE Hanni Wenzel (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): AUT Austria and LIE Liechtenstein (4 medals)


The Winter Olympics returned to Lake Placid, but when the Games were held here in 1932, Alpine skiing was not on the program. All the Alpine events took place on Whiteface Mountain, located in the town of Wilmington, about 13 miles north of Lake Placid, a ski mountain with the highest vertical drop in the Eastern United States. There was one minor change in the program, with the women’s giant slalom changing to the total time of two runs, as the men had contested since 1968.