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Luge at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Date Started: February 14, 1988
Date Finished: February 18, 1988
Events: 3

Participants: 90 (66 men and 24 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: JPN Mina Tanaka (16 years, 317 days)
Oldest Participant: PUR George Tucker (40 years, 62 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GDR East Germany (6 medals)


The bob and luge track in the Calgary Olympic Park was the first artificially refrigerated track built in Canada. During competition, the lugers not only had to negotiate the course but also had to combat the warm and strong Chinook winds. The women’s competition was suspended for a day because of this. The East German sliders were undaunted by the weather conditions, and won all three gold medals, and six out of nine overall, a performance only second to their eight medals in 1972.