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Josef Schneider

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJosef•Schneider
Used nameJosef•Schneider
Born26 December 1957 in Palmberg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsTSV Grafenau, Grafenau, Bayern (GER)
NOC West Germany


Cross-country skier Josef Schneider represented West Germany at the 1980 Lake Placid and 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. He finished 29th over 50 km in 1980 as his best Olympic result. Domestically, he won 19 West German national titles. After his retirement Schneider founded his own skiing and snowboard school in 1992 at Geißkopf, and also formed an agency for the organization of biathlon competitions, such as the World Cups at Ruhpolding. He later became a sports administrator in his region.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FRG Josef Schneider
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 31
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 29
1984 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FRG Josef Schneider
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 37
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 35