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Encyclopedia > 1956 Winter Olympics
VII Olympic Winter Games

Host city Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Nations participating 32
Athletes participating 821 (687 men, 134 women)
Events 24 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 26, 1956
Closing ceremony February 5, 1956
Officially opened by Giovanni Gronchi
Athlete's Oath Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo
Judge's Oath n/a
Olympic Torch Guido Caroli
Stadium

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The USSR debuted in these Winter Olympics. They immediately showed their strength by winning more medals than any other nation.


Medal winners

The 1956 Winter Olympics Alpine skiing results in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... At the 1956 Winter Olympics, two bobsleigh events were contested. ... At the 1956 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. ... At the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy, one Ice Hockey event was held: mens Ice Hockey. ... At the 1956 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. ...

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:


(Host nation in bold.)

1956 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USSR 7 3 6 16
2 Austria 4 3 4 11
3 Finland 3 3 1 7
4 Switzerland 3 2 1 6
5 Sweden 2 4 4 10
6 United States 2 3 2 7
7 Norway 2 1 1 4
8 Flag of Italy Italy 1 2 0 3
9 United Team of Germany¹ 1 0 1 2
10 Canada 0 1 2 3

(¹ Athletes from East and West Germany competed together as the "United Team of Germany," designated as the EUA. This combined team appeared in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter Olympics). This is the full table of the medal count of the 1956 Winter Olympics. ... Image File history File links Olympische_Ringe. ... Download high resolution version (1600x800, 6 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Soviet Union Space Shuttle Challenger Space Shuttle Enterprise Space Shuttle Columbia Space Shuttle Discovery Space Shuttle Atlantis Space Shuttle Endeavour Space exploration Shuttle Buran Modern pentathlon Football World Cup 1958 Football World Cup 1962... Fixed size, hues based on World Flag Database. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Austria AZ Alkmaar Belgium Czech Republic Cyprus Economy of the Czech Republic Charlton Athletic F.C. Chelsea F.C. European Union Estonia European Parliament Talk:European Union European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Unified German Olympic Flag was used 1960-1968 for the German Unified Team. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialized countries, located in the heart of Europe. ... Canadian Red Ensign (drawn by me!) File links The following pages link to this file: 1948 Winter Olympics 1928 Winter Olympics 1924 Winter Olympics 1928 Summer Olympics 1952 Winter Olympics 1906 Summer Olympics 1932 Winter Olympics 1960 Winter Olympics 1912 Summer Olympics 1908 Summer Olympics 1936 Winter Olympics 1904 Summer... National motto: none Official languages German Capital East Berlin Largest city East Berlin Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 106th 108,333 km² Negligible Creation -Unified 7 October 1949 3 October 1990 Currency East German mark Time zone  â€“ in summer CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) National anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Internet...


See also


For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... 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. ...

Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games

1896, 1900, 1904, 19061908, 1912, (1916)1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)(1944)1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Image File history File links Olympic_flag. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The 1904 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The 1906 Summer Olympics were the fourth modern Olympic games, held in Athens. ... 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 Games of the X Olympiad were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, United States. ... 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 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 Games of the XVII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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 August 26 to September 11, 1972. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in Moscow, Soviet Union. ... 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 Games of the XXVII Olympiad or the Millennium Olympics were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... 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, formally called the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ...

Winter Olympic Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)(1944)1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 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. ... Originally called Semaine des Sports dHiver (International Winter Sports Week) and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924, organised by the French Olympic Committee, were in... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The III Olympic Winter Games were held in Lake Placid, New York, USA and opened on February 4, 1932. ... 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 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 IX Olympic Winter Games were held in 1964 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 XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... 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 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 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 Torino The 2006 Olympic Winter Games were held in Turin (Torino), Italy from February 10, 2006 through February 26, 2006. ... The XXI Olympic Winter Games, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ...

¹Not currently recognized as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.

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1956 Winter Olympics - definition of 1956 Winter Olympics in Encyclopedia (90 words)
The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
(¹ East Germany and West Germany competed as a single team; team appeared in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter Olympics)
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
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