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Encyclopedia > 1976 Winter Olympics
XII Olympic Winter Games

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of Innsbruck, which shows the bridge on the Inn River
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the many peoples of the world with friendship through the
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Host city Innsbruck, Austria
Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 1123
(892 men, 231 women)
Events 37 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 4, 1976
Closing ceremony February 15, 1976
Officially opened by Rudolf Kirchschläger
Athlete's Oath Werner Delle-Karth
Judge's Oath Willy Köstinger
Olympic Torch Christl Haas and Josef Feistmantl
Stadium Bergisel

The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. The games were originally awarded to Denver, Colorado, United States in May, 1970 but a 300 percent rise in costs and worries about environmental impact led to voters' rejection of a $5 million bond issue to finance the games in 1972, so the IOC offered the games to Whistler, British Columbia (Canada), who had bid on the games, but they too declined due to a change of government there. Whistler would go on to be associated with neighbouring Vancouver's successful bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The IOC finally called on Innsbruck, which had hosted the 1964 Winter Games just twelve years earlier, to also host the 1976 games. Innsbruck is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Rudolf Kirchschläger Rudolf Kirchschläger (born March 20, 1915, death March 30, 2000) was an Austrian diplomat, politician, judge and from 1974 to 1986 Austrian president. ... 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. ... 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. ... Christl Haas, (born September 19, Austria - died July 8, 2001 at Antalya, Turkey) was an Alpine skiing Champion at the 1964 Winter Olympics. ... The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... View on Bergisel from the Brenner Road View on Bergisel from the North The Bergisel is a hill (746 m) that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river (Wipptal) meets the Inn Valley. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Innsbruck is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... Whistler in late summer. ... The 30th general election for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... 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 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria. ...


With the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics on everyone's minds, security was topflight for the 1976 games. Innsbruck 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as a result of the events of September 11, 2001. One of the Black September terrorists on the balcony of the Israeli team quarters at the Olympic village The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September, a group... 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 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a set of coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States of America carried out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in which a total of nineteen Arab hijackers simultaneously took control of four U.S. domestic commercial airliners. ...

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Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

At the 1976 Winter Olympics, six Alpine Skiing events were contested. ... 1976 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon Results Mens events Categories: | ... The 1976 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh results Mens events Four-man Two-man Categories: | | ... The 1976 Winter Olympic Games Cross country skiing Results // Mens events 15 km 30 km 50 km 4 x 10 km relay Womens events 5 km 10 km 4 x 5 km relay Categories: | | ... 1976 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating Ice dancing was introduced as an Olympic sport in this year // Women Men Pairs Ice Dancing Categories: | ... At the 1976 Winter Olympics held in Innsbruck, Austria, the USSR team won the Gold Medal in ice hockey. ... The 1976 Winter Olympic Games Luge results // Mens event Singles Womens event Singles Categories: | | ... 1976 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results Mens event ... The 1976 Winter Olympic Games Ski Jumping results Mens events Large hill Normal hill Categories: | | ... 1976 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating results // Mens 500m Mens 1,000m Mens 1,500m Mens 5,000m Mens 10,000m Womens 500m Womens 1,000m Womens 1,500m Womens 3,000m Reference [* The Official Report of the XIIth Winter Olympic...

Participants

  • France France
  • Great Britain Great Britain
  • Greece Greece
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Italy Italy
  • Iran Iran
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Norway Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania Romania
  • Spain Spain
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Turkey Turkey
  • United States United States
  • USSR USSR
  • West Germany West Germany
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

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Medal count

(Host nation highlighted)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USSR USSR 13 6 8 27
2 East Germany East Germany (GDR) 7 5 7 19
3 United States United States 3 3 1 7
4 Norway Norway 3 3 1 7
5 West Germany West Germany (FRG) 2 5 3 10
6 Finland 2 4 1 7
7 Austria Austria 2 2 2 6
8 Switzerland Switzerland 1 3 1 5
9 Netherlands Netherlands 1 2 3 6
10 Italy Italy 1 2 1 4
Further information: 1976 Winter Olympics medal count

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See also

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References

Olympic Games

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Medal counts For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... 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. ...

Summer 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, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... participants The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The 1906 Summer Olympics, also called the 1906 Intercalated Games, were held in Athens, Greece. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were 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 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as 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. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... participants 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, United States. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games, 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, China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... Olympic Flags at Dorney Lake. ... The host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics will be announced in Copenhagen in 2009. ... 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 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 or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... 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 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 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. ... The 1968 Winter Olympics, officially known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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 XXIV Olympic Winter Games is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. ...

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