Bernhard "Berni" Glass

Born: 06.11.1957


Bernhard Glass


1984 End of active career as athlete in single/men's luge until 2010 National coach Germany in luge all disciplines (women, men, doubles) since 2010 National coach Canada luge

Greatest successes

1975 JEM-Gold, Oberhof
1979 European Championship bronze, Oberhof

1980 Olympic gold, Lake Placid


married, 2 children 


Do your best and you don't have to blame yourself.

Your Oberhof

So far, I associate 46 years of my life with Oberhof.


What was your sporting career like?

  • 1970 started tobogganing in Stapelburg/Harz
  • 1972-78 KJS Zella-Mehlis/Oberhof
  • 1978 - 2010 ASK Oberhof/Sports Support Group of the German Armed Forces Oberhof
  • since 2010 National coach Canada

Who are your role models?

No one in particular

What was the most emotional moment of your sporting career?

The award ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and the end of my coaching work in Oberhof in 2010.

What was the biggest sporting disappointment for you?

There are always sporting disappointments. So far I have been spared very big disappointments.

What are your goals for the future?

The 2022 Winter Olympics and then retirement.

... because it is my hometown.
Bernhard Glass likes Oberhof

Avenue of Olympic & World Champions

in Oberhof 

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