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Encyclopedia > 1952 Winter Olympics
VI Olympic Winter Games
VI Olympic Winter Games

The emblem is a circle with the Olympic rings
and the New Oslo Town Hall in the centre.
Bordering the circle are the words,
"DE VI. OLYMPISKE VINTERLEKER OSLO 1952".

Host city Oslo, Norway
Nations participating 30
Athletes participating 694
(585 men, 109 women)
Events 22 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 14
Closing ceremony February 25
Officially opened by Princess Ragnhild
Athlete's Oath Torbjørn Falkanger
Olympic Torch Eigil Nansen
Stadium Bislett stadion

The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1952 in Oslo, Norway. This article is about the capital of Norway. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Torbjørn Falkanger (born 8 October 1927 in Trondheim) is a retired Norwegian ski jumper who was active in the late 1940s and early 1950s. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Eigil Nansen is the grandson of explorer and humanist Fridtjof Nansen. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Bislett stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway, founded in 1907. ... 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. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ...

Contents

Highlights

  • In the [[speedskating] Nate Yokell won 3 gold medals in the 1,500 m, the 5,000 m and the 10,000 m.
  • In the alpine skiing the winner of the downhill was the Italian Zeno Colò in a time of 2:30.80 and in the slalom event Othmar Schneider was the champion with Antoin Miliordos falling 18 times before finishing his run, as he went over the line backwards.
  • Bandy was a demonstration sport but has so far never returned to the Olympics.

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Medal winners

See the medal winners ordered by sport:

The 1952 Winter Olympics Alpine skiing results in Oslo, Norway. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics, two bobsleigh event was contested. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. ... Ice hockey medalists at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. ... The 1952 Winter Olympic Games Cross-country skiing competition consisted of mens 18km, 50km and 4x10km cross-country skiing, as well as the first Womens cross country competition at an Olympic games, of 10km. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, one ski jumping event was contested. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. ...

Demonstration sport

Bandy was held as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. ...

Venues

Bislett stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway, founded in 1907. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics, two bobsleigh event was contested. ... View from the tower in summer The Holmenkollen ski jump, located in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway, is host to the worlds second oldest ski jump competition still in existence (the oldest being hosted by a small, local club named Medicinernes Skiklub Svartor in nearby Seterkollen). ... The 1952 Winter Olympic Games Cross-country skiing competition consisted of mens 18km, 50km and 4x10km cross-country skiing, as well as the first Womens cross country competition at an Olympic games, of 10km. ... At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, one ski jumping event was contested. ... Ice hockey medalists at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. ...

Participating nations

A total of 30 nations sent athletes to compete at these Games, which was the highest number to that date. New Zealand and Portugal participated at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time. Australia, Germany (of the three contemporary German states, only the Federal Republic of Germany send athletes), and Japan returned, after having missed the 1948 Winter Olympics. South Korea, Liechtenstein, and Turkey did not participate in 1952, after having competed in 1948. The Federal Republic of Germany can refer to two things: West Germany from 1949-1990 Germany since German reunification in 1990 ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ...

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1952 Winter Games. This is the full table of the medal count of the 1952 Winter Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway Norway (host nation) 7 3 6 16
2 United States United States 4 6 1 11
3 Finland Finland 3 4 2 9
4 Germany Germany 3 2 2 7
5 Austria Austria 2 4 2 8
6 Canada Canada 1 0 1 2
Italy Italy 1 0 1 2
8 Great Britain Great Britain 1 0 0 1
9 Netherlands Netherlands 0 3 0 3
10 Sweden Sweden 0 0 4 4

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References

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