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Wolfgang Hoppe
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-1219-010, Bobfahrer Wolfgang Hoppe.jpg
Hoppe in 1990
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1957-11-14) 14 November 1957 (age 57)[1]
Apolda,[1] Thuringia,
 East Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 89 kg (196 lb; 14.0 st)[1]
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh (pilot)[1]
Event(s) 4-man, 2-man
Club SC Turbine Erfurt (19??-1981)
ASK Vorwärts Oberhof (1981-1989)[1]
WSV Oberhof 05 (1989-1998)[1]
Coached by Germany Raimund Bethge
Retired 1998
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1st1st2nd2nd2nd3rd

Wolfgang Hoppe (German pronunciation: [ˈhɔppə]; born 14 November 1957, Apolda, Thuringia) is an East German former decathlete, bob pilot and 36-time international medal winner who competed from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won six medals with two golds (Two-man: 1984, Four-man: 1984), three silvers (Two-man: 1988, Four-man: 1988, 1992), and one bronze (1994).

At the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Hoppe carried the flag of Germany, who was competing as a unified nation in the Winter Olympics for the first time since the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Hoppe also won fourteen medals at the FIBT World Championships with six golds (Two-man: 1985, 1986, 1989; Four-man: 1991, 1995, 1997), one silver (Four-man: 1987), and seven bronzes (Two-man: 1983, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993; Four-man: 1989, 1996). He also won the Bobsleigh World Cup championship in combined men's (1991–92), two-man (1990–91), and four-man (1991–92, 1995–96).

Hoppe a former army major retired from bobsledding after the 1997 FIBT World Championships to become coach of the German national team, coaching such athletes as Susi Erdmann, Sandra Kiriasis, Gabriele Kohlisch, and André Lange.

He is the brother of motocross racer and 37-time medal winner Heinz Hoppe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wolfgang Hoppe, profile page, accessed November 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Bob- und Schlittenverband für Deutschland e. V. (BSD)

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Fri, 22 May 2015 02:48:34 -0700

Wolfgang Hoppe und Manfred Wick, die Verantwortlichen für die Herstellung der Holzadler, meinten es offenbar zu gut bei der Wahl des Holzes. Rund 40 Aktive zielten mit dem Luftgewehr fünf Stunden auf die von den Schießwarten angefertigten Exemplare.
 
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:55:16 -0700

Sarajevo 1984 2man Bobsleigh Tom De La Hunty, Wolfgang Hoppe. Category. Sports. License. Standard YouTube License. Show more. Show less. All Comments (6). Share your thoughts Opening... Top comments. Top comments; Newest first. jacques west ...

Oberberg Aktuell

Oberberg Aktuell
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Und ein fescher Maibaum, an dem hier die Bänder in Regen und Wind flattern und der von Wolfgang Hoppe in Nümbrecht entdeckt wurde, gehört einfach dazu. Oberberg-Aktuell sucht die schönsten Frühlingsbilder für die Kategorie "Bild des Tages" und hofft ...
 
neues deutschland
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:26:15 -0700

Der inzwischen 59-Jährige gewann in den 80er Jahren zusammen mit Wolfgang Hoppe 16 Olympia-, WM- und EM-Medaillen. Die sportlichen Ambitionen der nd-Läufer sind breit gefächert. Hartmut Böhm läuft beispielsweise den Supermarathon, Renate ...

Oberberg Aktuell

Oberberg Aktuell
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:59:51 -0700

Nümbrecht – Für außergewöhnliches ehrenamtliches Engagement in der Gemeinde ehrte die CDU Nümbrecht das Team der „Bücherei für Nümbrecht e.V.“ mit dem Bürgerpreis – Zum ersten Mal in zehn Jahren bekam ein Verein die besondere ...
 
Insidethegames.biz (blog)
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:48:45 -0800

The German pairing of Christoph Langen and Olaf Hampel established the gold standard for the home nation in the two-man bob, and gold in the four-man went to their team mates Wolfgang Hoppe, René Hannemann, Ulf Hielscher and Carsten Embach, with ...
 
BILD
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:52:30 -0800

Lesen Sie die große BILD-Serie, Teil 4: Wolfgang Hoppe, Bob-Olympiasieger '84 in Sarajevo.. Einem Zufall und einem Glücksfall verdankt Wolfgang Hoppe (heute 56) seine erste Goldmedaille bei Olympia. Denn eigentlich fährt der Bob-Pilot 1984 nur ...
 
USA TODAY
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:56:14 -0800

Five others in Olympic history — Germany's Andreas Ostler (1952), Meinhard Nehmer (1976), Wolfgang Hoppe (1984) and Andre Lange (2006) and Italian Eugenio Monti (1968) — have pulled off the double. Holcomb is well-positioned to join them. Winning ...
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