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|1951 Alpe d'Huez||Two-man|
|1951 Alpe d'Huez||Four-man|
As a teenager during the 1936 Winter Olympics in his home town, Anderl Ostler and future teammates at de:Sportclub (SC) Riessersee became interested in winter sports. The games in 1940 and 1944 were canceled during the war, and Germany was not invited to the 1948 Winter Olympics.
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, he became the first person to steer both the two-man and four-man bob to gold medals at the same Winter Olympics, together with Lorenz Nieberl pushing and braking. They were wearing American football helmets. Their 17-year-old two-man bob, officially named "Deutschland I", had written "Cognac" on its front. 
When both German 4-man-teams, rivals since their pre-war youth at de:Sportclub (SC) Riessersee in Garmisch, only qualified in mid-field, they decided to join forces. With Friedrich Kuhn and Franz Kemser, the heaviest members of the other team that withdrew, bob "Deutschland I" won all four heats. The Gold medalists had a combined weight of 472 kg, or an average of 118 kg per person. The rules were soon altered, introducing a limit of 400 kg. The German movie de:Schwere Jungs (2007) is based on their story.
- "Andreas Ostler". Olympic.org. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
- Bobsleigh two-man Olympic medalists 1932–56 and since 1964
- Bobsleigh four-man Olympic medalists for 1924, 1932–56, and since 1964
- Bobsleigh two-man world championship medalists since 1931
- Bobsleigh four-man world championship medalists since 1930
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