Sapporo Winter Olympics - Luge
Luge - 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics - Men's Doubles
East Germany's Horst Hornlein and Reinhard Bredow, the joint gold medal winners, at the Mount Teine Luge Course, Japan.
The competition provided the organisers with two problems. First, the starting gate malfunctioned, and the results of the first run were annulled. Then, after two runs, Hildgartner/Plaikner and HÃÂ¶rnlein/Bredow were tied for first place. No provisions were made for such a case, and gold medals were awarded to both teams. At the next games artificial track luge would be timed in thousandths of a second rather than hundredths of a second in an effort to avoid a repeat situation.