Jan Behrendt and Stefan Krauße formed a redoubtable doubles luge team, competing first for the German Democratic Republic and after 1992 for Germany. At the Olympics, they won gold medals in 1992 and 1998, silver in 1988, and bronze in 1994. Behrendt and Krauße began to compete together internationally at the 1985 European Junior championships. Together, they won four World Championships – 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995; and were runners-up in 1996-97. They were also World Cup champions in 1994-96 and European champions in 1996. They announced their retirement after the 1998 Winter Olympics.