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1932 Wintergames Lake Placid (United States)

1932 Wintergames Lake Placid (United States)

Type of game:Wintergames
City:Lake Placid
Country:United_States United States

Date and place

3rd Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932, 4-15 februari


Number of participants: 252 (231 men and 21 women)

Total number of spectators: 102,000

Olympic Oath: Jack Shea (USA, skater)

Number of participating countries: 17
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, United States, Sweden, Switzerland

John Shea (born 1910) won two gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Later he was mayor of Lake Placid.


Skiing in the ski stadium (altitude: 510 m, spectator capacity: 9200, Ski: critical point 61 m), figure skating in the Olympic Field House (capacity spectators: 3400), speed skating, ice hockey at the Ice rink (spectator capacity: 7500), bobsleigh on a natural track (length 2366 m, height: 228 m, 26 turns, spectator capacity: 12,500)