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Encyclopedia > 1906 Summer Olympics
1906 Intercalated Games
Host city Athens, Greece
Nations participating 20
Athletes participating 903
(883 men, 20 women)
Events 78 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony 22 April 1906
Closing ceremony 2 May 1906
Officially opened by George I of Greece
Athlete's Oath -
Judge's Oath -
Olympic Torch -
Stadium Panathinaiko Stadium

The 1906 Summer Olympics, also called the 1906 Intercalated Games, were held in Athens, Greece. These games are not awarded the title of Olympiad because they were held between the III and IV Olympiads. While medals were distributed to the participants during these games, the medals are not officially recognized by the IOC. Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... George I (December 24, 1845 – March 18, 1913) was King of the Hellenes (Greece) from 1863 to 1913. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-10, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... The Panathinaiko Stadium Archery matches in progress at the Panathinaiko Stadium during the 2004 Athens Olympics Panathinaiko Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron, i. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ...

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Origin

Panathinaiko Stadium in 1906
Panathinaiko Stadium in 1906

The first Intercalated Games had been scheduled by the IOC in 1901 as part of a new schedule, where every four years, in between the internationally organised games, there would be intermediate games held in Athens. This was apparently a bit of a compromise: After the successful games of Athens 1896 the Greeks suggested they could organise the games every four years. Since they had the accommodations, and had proven to be able to hold well-organised games, they received quite a bit of support. However, Pierre de Coubertin did not like this at all, if for no other reason than because he had intended the first games to be in Paris in 1900, and he had no intention of not only losing the première for Paris, but losing the games as well. Thus the second games became the Paris 1900 games. Image File history File links 1906stadium. ... Image File history File links 1906stadium. ... The Intercalated Olympic Games were to be a series of International Olympic Games half-way between what we now call Games of the olympiad. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin Pierre de Coubertin (January 1, 1863 – September 2, 1937), born as Pierre de Frédy, was a French pedagogue and historian, but is best known as the founder of the modern Olympic Games. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, with the skyscrapers of La Défense business district 3 miles behind. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ...


When these games turned out less than perfect and were overshadowed by the Exposition Universelle the IOC supported the Greek idea, by granting them a second series of quadrennial games, in between the first series. All of the games would be International Olympic Games; the difference was just that half of them would follow De Coubertin's idea of organising them in different countries to make the Olympic Movement more international, while the other half would follow the Greeks' idea of a permanent home with the Greek National Olympic Committee (NOC) as experienced organisers. This was a departure from the ancient schedule, but it was expected that if the ancient Greeks could keep a four year schedule, the modern Olympic Movement could keep a two year schedule. As 1902 was now too close, and Greece experienced internal difficulties, the 2nd Olympic Games in Athens were scheduled for 1906. The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a worlds fair held in Paris, France, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. ... National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


As the 1904 Summer Olympics were hijacked by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and as a result met with a fate similar to that of Paris 1900, the Olympic Movement was not in good shape. It desperately needed to recapture the spirit of Athens 1896. It also needed to do so quickly, as to all those who didn't participate in St. Louis, Rome 1908 meant an 8 year gap. By that time there would not be much goodwill left for the Games. And on top of that, Rome was planning an Exhibition. The Athens games being just around the corner must have seemed like a lifeline. De Coubertin still disliked the idea, and didn't do anything more than his function required him to. But the IOC as a whole gave the Greek NOC full support for the organisation. (Redirected from 1904 Olympics) The 1904 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... The fifth modern Olympic games, originally scheduled to be held in Rome, were instead held in 1908 in London, England. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... A Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ...


First Intercalated Games

The 1906 games were quite successful. Unlike the 1900, 1904 or 1908 games, they were neither stretched out over months nor overshadowed by an international exhibition. Their crisp format was most likely instrumental in the continued existence of the games. The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The fifth modern Olympic games, originally scheduled to be held in Rome, were instead held in 1908 in London, England. ...


These Games also were the first games to have all athlete registration go through the NOCs. They were the first to have the Opening of the Games as a separate event; an event at which for the first time the athletes marched into the stadium in national teams, each following its national flag. They introduced the closing ceremony, and the raising of national flags for the victors, and several less-visible changes we now accept as tradition.


Destiny

The Greeks were unable to keep the schedule for 1910. On the one hand problems in the Balkans made things difficult, but on the other, the modern Greeks found out the ancient Greeks were right: A two year interval was too short. Where there had been a gap of six years before Athens 1906 (because of the almost All-American nature of the 1904 St Louis games), a gap of two years after London 1908 did not leave people enough time to prepare.-1... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


With Athens 1910 a failure, the faith in Athens diminished, and as a result Athens 1914 got even less support. And then World War One started, and any further Intercalated Games had to wait until after the war. But after the war was over it had been more than a decade since Athens 1906, and the idea of Intercalated Games was given up entirely. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


Downgrading

Since the 2nd International Olympic Games in Athens now had become an exception, the personal views of various IOC chairmen caused the IOC to retroactively downgrade the 1906 games, and the explanation for the games became that they had been a 10th anniversary celebration. As more stress was placed on the continuing sequence of four-year Olympiads, the games of 1906 did not fit in. Hence, today the IOC does not recognize Athens 1906 as Olympic Games, and does not regard any events occurring there, such as the setting of new records or the winning of medals, as official.


The success of Athens 1906, however, may have been what kept the Olympics alive. And as the next games are always built on the successes of the last, the innovations of Athens were used again in London, and eventually became Olympic tradition. In fact, the influence of the First Intercalated Games pervades the Olympics, with the holding of the Games concentrated in a small time period, at a small area, and with good organization. To a large number of people these are good enough reasons to continue pressing the IOC to recognise the 1906 games.


Winter Sports

Since there were no winter sports at the First Intercalated games, the idea has risen that this was because the IOC had made such an explicit requirement. In reality, though the IOC had intended some winter sports to be Olympic, before London 1908 none of the games included any winter sports, and Athens 1906 was no exception.


There is however a different connection between Intercalated Games and winter sports. For 1994 the idea of intermediate games was reintroduced when the cycle for the Winter Olympic Games was shifted two years, resulting in Olympics every two years, with alternating Summer and Winter Olympics. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...


Games

The Games were held from 22 April to 2 May 1906, in Athens, Greece. For the first time, the registration of athletes had been handled entirely through the NOCs. The games excluded several disciplines that had occurred during the past two games; it was unclear whether they ought to have been part of the Olympic Games or of the World Exhibitions. Added to the program were the javelin throw and the pentathlon. April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... NOC can refer to: National Occupational Classificaton National Olympic Committee, a group eligible to enter athletes and teams into an Olympic Games. ... Worlds Fair is the generic name for various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... The pentathlon (as opposed to the modern pentathlon) was an athletics event in the Olympic Games and other Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. ...


The games were a success, with large crowds following the events each day. They also saw, probably for the first time, opening ceremonies as a separate event, flags hoisted for the victors, and a closing ceremony. In these, as well as several other aspects, the 2nd Olympics in Athens set an example followed to this day.


Opening

The games included a real opening ceremony, watched by a large crowd. The athletes, for the first time, entered the stadium as national teams, marching behind their flags. The official opening of the games was done by King Georgios I. George I (December 24, 1845 – March 18, 1913) was King of the Hellenes (Greece) from 1863 to 1913. ...


Highlights

  • There were only two standing jump events in Athens, but Ray Ewry successfully defended his titles in both of them, bringing his total up to 8 gold medals. In 1908 he would successfully defend them one last time for an unparalleled 10 Olympic titles.
  • Paul Pilgrim won both the 400 and 800 meters, a feat that was first repeated during Montreal 1976 by Alberto Juantorena.
  • Long jumper A. Priftis and triple jumper Stavros Lelokos set the worst Olympic results ever in their disciplines (5.235 m and 11.455 m, respectively).
  • Canadian Billy Sherring lived in Greece for two months, to adjust to the local conditions. His efforts paid off as he unexpectedly won the Marathon. Prince George accompanied him on the final lap.
  • Finland made its Olympic debut, and immediately won a gold medal, as Verner Järvinen won the Discus, Greek style event.
  • Peter O'Connor of Ireland won Gold in the hop, step and jump (triple jump) and Silver in the long jump. In protest at being put on the British team, O'Connor scaled the flagpole and hoisted the Irish flag, while the pole was guarded by Irish and American athletes and supporters.

Ray Clarence Ewry at the 1900 Summer Olympics Raymond Clarence Ray Ewry (October 14, 1873 – September 29, 1937) was an American track and field athlete who won 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and 2 gold medals at the Intercalated Games (1906 in Athens). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Paul Harry Pilgrim (October 26, 1883 - January 8, 1958) was an American athlete, winner of three gold medals at the 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Alberto Juantorena Danger (born December 3, 1950 is a former Cuban athlete. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... George II (20 July 1890 - 1 April 1947), King of the Hellenes (Greece) ruled from 1922-1924 and 1935-1947. ... Peter OConnor was an Irish athlete who set a long-standing world record for the long jump and won two Olympic medals in the 1906 Games. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ...

Closing ceremony

Six thousand schoolchildren took part in possibly the first ever Olympic closing ceremony.


Medals awarded

21 events, all men only, were disputed. ... 6 cycling events took place in these games, all men only. ... Diving at the 1906 Summer Olympics consisted of only one event took place in the 1906 games, exclusively to men. ... 8 fencing events took place, all men only. ... At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, an unofficial football event was contested. ... 4 gymnastics events took place in these games, alle men only. ... There was 6 rowing events at the 1906 games, all men only. ... There was 16 shooting events at the 1906 games. ... There was 4 swimming events at the 1906 games, alle men only. ... There was 4 tennis events at the 1906 games. ... Tug of war at the 1906 Summer Olympics consisted of only one event, men only. ... There was 2 weightlifting events at the 1906 games, both men only. ... There was 4 wrestling events at the 1906 games, all men only and Greco-Roman style. ...

Medal count

Note that these medals were distributed but are not recognized by the IOC. (Host nation in bold.) Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ...

1906 Summer Olympics Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France 15 9 16 40
2 United States 12 6 6 24
3 Greece 8 13 12 33
4 Great Britain 8 11 5 24
5 Italy 7 6 3 16
6 Switzerland 5 6 4 15
7 Germany 4 6 5 15
8 Norway 4 2 1 7
9 Austria 3 3 3 9
10 Denmark 3 2 1 6
11 Sweden 2 5 7 14
12 Hungary 2 5 3 10
13 Belgium 2 1 3 6
14 Finland 2 1 1 4
15 Canada 1 1 0 2
16 Netherlands 0 1 2 3
17 Ottoman Empire 0 1 1 2
18 Belgium and Greece (Mixed team) 0 1 0 1
19 Australia 0 0 3 3
20 Bohemia 0 0 2 2
78 80 78 226

The mixed team of Belgian/Greek is in the Coxed Pairs 1 mile rowing event. The silver medal for the team from Smyrna and the bronze medal for the team from Thessalonika in the football event are counted for Turkey (Ottoman Empire); both cities were at the time indisputably Ottoman possessions. Subject: The Olympic Rings. ... Image File history File links Med_1. ... Image File history File links Med_2. ... Image File history File links Med_3. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links US_45_Star_Flag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece_(1828-1978). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_German_Empire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Flag of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1867 to 1918 File links The following pages link to this file: 1896 Summer Olympics Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics 1906 Summer Olympics 1912 Summer Olympics 1908 Summer Olympics 1904... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Canadian_Red_Ensign. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Söğüt (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanl... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Bohemia. ... For other meanings of Smyrna, see Smyrna (disambiguation). ... The White Tower The Arch of Galerius Map showing the Thessaloníki prefecture Thessaloníki (Θεσσαλονίκη) is the second-largest city of Greece and is the principal city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia. ...


See also

Olympic Games

Olympic sports
Olympic medalists
Participating NOCs
Olympic symbols
Medal counts The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on June 23 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 202 National Olympic Committees. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Image File history File links Olympic_flag. ... Summer Olympics The following sports are currently on the program of the Summer Olympic Games. ... This article gives lists of Olympic medalists for those Olympic Games sports where such lists have been created in Wikipedia. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic symbols are various logos, icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee for various aspects related to the promotion of the olympism around the world. ...

Summer Olympic Games

1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024 Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The fifth modern Olympic games, originally scheduled to be held in Rome, were instead held in 1908 in London, England. ... The Games of the V Olympiad were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the VII Olympiad were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the XII Olympiad originally programmed to celebrated between September 21 to October 6, 1940 were cancelled due to World War II. Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but the Games were given back to the IOC, because the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in... The Games of the XIII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ... The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX. Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organise the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, what is to be officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are to be held in 2016, and is an international athletic event. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics, what will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Winter Olympic Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The IV Olympic Winter Games were held in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The VI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. ... The XI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. ... The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... The XV Olympic Winter Games were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2014, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the Games of the MMXXII Olympiad is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. ...

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