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1956 Wintergames Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)

1956 Wintergames Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)

Type of game:Wintergames
City:Cortina d'Ampezzo
Country:Italy Italy

Date and place

7th Winter Olympics 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, January 26-February 5


Number of participants: 821 (687 men and 134 women)

Total number of spectators: 157.000

Olympic Oath: Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo (Italy, skiing)

Olympic flame: Guido Caroli (Italy, skater)

Participating countries: 32
Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, East and West Germany, Poland , Romania, Spain, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, United States, Iceland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland

At the 1956 Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo for the first time a combined team of East and West Germany.


Nordic skiing in the ski stadium (capacity spectators: 6650, Ski: "Trampolina Italia, critical point: 72 m, spectator capacity: 150,000, alpine skiing in Canalone della Tofane (downhill: starts at an altitude of 2282 m and 2114 m for men for the ladies, height: Men 902 m, 502 m ladies, giant slalom for the ladies: start at an altitude of 2020 m, 400 m altitude) on the Col Crusciex. (slalom: starts at an altitude of 1700 m, height: Men 250 m, 176 m women) and on the run llio Colli (giant slalom Men: starts at an altitude of 2336 m, 623 m altitude), figure skating in the Ice rink (spectator capacity: 15,000), speed skating on the 400 meter track at the nature-Misurina more (altitude: 1775 m, spectator capacity: 8500), bobsleigh on the natural track at the Col Cruscie (Length: 1700 m, height: 152 m, 16 turns), ice hockey in the Stadio Apollonio (audience capacity 2000) and in the ice stadium ( spectator capacity: 15,000).