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Encyclopedia > 1960 Winter Olympics
VIII Olympic Winter Games

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Host city Squaw Valley, California, USA
Nations participating 30
Athletes participating 665
(521 men, 144 women)
Events 27 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony February 18
Closing ceremony February 28
Officially opened by Richard Nixon
Athlete's Oath Carol Heiss
Olympic Torch Ken Henry
Stadium Blyth Arena
Sign outside Olympic Village at Squaw Valley

The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California, United States (located in the Lake Tahoe basin). Squaw Valley won the bid in 1955. Olympic Valley, California in the United States is a census-designated place located in Placer County northwest of Tahoe City along Highway 89 on the banks of the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Carol Heiss competes at the 1960 United States Figure Skating Championships Carol Elizabeth Heiss Jenkins (born January 20, 1940 in New York, NY) is an American figure skater. ... 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. ... Kenneth Charles (Ken) Henry (born January 7, 1929) is a former speedskater from the United States. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Blyth Arena is an indoor ice hockey arena in Squaw Valley, California. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,112 × 2,816 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,112 × 2,816 pixels, file size: 1. ... 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. ... // December 4 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Barry Magee (NZL) 2:19:04 Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack Brabham of Australia 24 hours of... Olympic Valley, California in the United States is a census-designated place located in Placer County northwest of Tahoe City along Highway 89 on the banks of the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. After being awarded the Games, there was a rush to construct roads, hotels, restaurants, and bridges, as well as the ice arena, the speed skating track, ski lifts, and the ski jumping hill. Alexander Cushing is the founder and chairman of Ski Corporation, the parent company of the internationally recognized ski resort of Squaw Valley, in the Lake_Tahoe area of Northern_California. ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ... For other uses, see Road (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... Hills redirects here. ...


The temporary parking lot was built on the frozen flood plain of a nearby stream, but was destroyed when unseasonable rains washed it out. The U.S. military was called in to repair the damage to the packed-snow and ice lot before the Games began. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In physics and chemistry, freezing is the process whereby a liquid turns to a solid. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Floodplain. ... Butchers Creek, Omeo, Victoria A stream, brook, beck, burn or creek, is a body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks. ... This article is about precipitation. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... This article is about water ice. ...


Walt Disney was the Head of Pageantry for the Games. CBS paid $50,000 for the right to broadcast the Games in the United States, and this marked the first time the Olympic Games were televised. [1] For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


An IBM 305 RAMAC, an early IBM computer, was used to provide electronic data processing, another first for the Olympics. IBM 305 at U. S. Army Red River Arsenal Foreground: Two 350 disk drives. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ... This article is about the machine. ...


The Olympic Village housed all the athletes. An Olympic Park is a venue or group of venues set up when a country hosts the Olympic Games. ... A sportsperson (British and American English) or athlete (principally American English) is any person who participates regularly in a sport. ...


This Winter Olympics introduced Disney artist John Hench's Olympic torch design, upon which all further torches would be based. The Olympic flame was lit in the cottage of Sondre Norheim in Morgedal, Norway, and was brought to Los Angeles by plane from Oslo. It is still burning in Squaw Valley. 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. ... Disney redirects here. ... John Hench (June 29, 1908 – February 5, 2004) was an employee of The Walt Disney Company for more than sixty five years, an exceptionally long tenure which saw the rise of nearly every Disney animated feature and theme park. ... The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... 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. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire For other uses, see Cottage (disambiguation). ... Sondre Norheim (June 10, 1825 - March 9, 1897) was the pioneer of modern skiing. ... Morgedal, of the municipality of Kviteseid in the county of Telemark Norway, is called the cradle of skiing. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ...


There were 30 flagpoles for the flags of the participating nations. Each flagpole came with a plaque signed by Walt Disney [2]. After the Games the flagpoles ended up, among others, at the following places: For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...

There were 15 alpine and ski jumping events, eight speed skiing events, and three figure skating events. However, there was no bobsleigh run, as the organizing committee found it too expensive and only nine nations would take part, so the sport was not contested at these Games.


1960 was the first year for women's speed skating and the men's biathlon. Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Several biathletes in the shooting area of a competition Biathlon (not to be confused with duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ...

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Highlights

Yevgenij Grishin (Евгений Гришин) (23 March 1931, Tula - 9 July 2005, Moscow) was a Russian speedskater. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Roald Aas (born March 25, 1928) is a former Norwegian speed skater. ... Lidia Skoblikova was born in Zlatoust Soviet Union, March 8, 1939, some 60 km west of Chelyabinsk, Siberia. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Jean Vuarnet (born January 18, 1933 in Le Bardo, Tunisia) is a French former Alpine skiier. ... Anne Heggtveit shows her skiing gold medal in slalom won in Squaw Valley Anne Heggtveit, born January 11, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is an Olympic and world champion in alpine skiing. ... Penny Pitou (8 Oct. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ... The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline. ...

Medal winners

Alpine skiing medalists at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, United States. ... 1960 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon results Mens events Categories: | ... Figure skating medalists at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, United States. ... At the 1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California, United States, one Ice Hockey event was held: mens Ice Hockey. ... At the 1960 Winter Olympics, eight Nordic skiing events were contested – six cross-country skiing events, one ski jumping event, and one nordic combined event. ... The 1960 Winter Olympics Cross-country skiing results // Categories: | ... At the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Individual Nordic combined event was contested. ... A single event was contested in ski jumping at the 1960 Winter Olympics. ... At the 1960 Winter Olympics, eight speed skating events were contested. ...

Participating nations

A total of 30 nations sent athletes to Squaw Valley. South Africa competed at the Winter Games for the first time. Athletes from West Germany (FRG) and East Germany (GDR) competed together as the United Team of Germany from 1956 to 1964. “East Germany” redirects here. ... Athletes from the East Germany (German Democratic Republic; GDR) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany; FRG) competed together as the United Team of Germany (Gesamtdeutsche Mannschaft) in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter and Summer Olympics. ...

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games: This is the full table of the medal count of the 1960 Winter Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 7 5 9 21
2 Germany Germany 4 3 1 8
3 United States United States (host nation) 3 4 3 10
4 Norway Norway 3 3 0 6
5 Sweden Sweden 3 2 2 7
6 Finland Finland 2 3 3 8
7 Canada Canada 2 1 1 4
8 Switzerland Switzerland 2 0 0 2
9 Austria Austria 1 2 3 6
10 France France 1 0 2 3

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References

Olympic Games
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MedalistsSymbols
Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2,3, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter 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
Summer Youth Games: 2010
Winter Youth Games: 2012
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014

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