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1960 Wintergames Squaw Valley (United States)

1960 Wintergames Squaw Valley (United States)

Type of game:Wintergames
City:Squaw Valley
Country:United_States United States

Date and place

8th Olympic Winter Games 1960 Squaw Valley , February 18 to 28


Number of participants: 665 (521 men and 144 women)

Total spectators: 249,653

Olympic Oath: Carol Heiss (United States, figure skater)

Olympic flame: Kenneth Henry (United States, skater)

Participating countries: 30
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, East and West Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Soviet Union, Spain , Tsiechoslowakije, Turkey, United States, Iceland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland


Nordic combined at the ski stadium in McKinney Creek Park in Kailua (altitude: 1910 m, spectator capacity: 2000), and at the Olympic Ski (critical point: 80.5 m, spectator capacity: 80,000), alpine skiing at Squaw Peak (men's downhill : starts at an altitude of 2707 m, height: 758 m), KT 22 descent ladies: start at an altitude of 2447 m, height: 553 m, men's slalom: at a height of 2134 m, height: 590 m) and by Little Papoose Peak (giant slalom Women: start at a high of 2276 m, 256 m altitude; slalom Women: start at an altitude of 2110 m, height: 186 m), biathlon in the ski stadium in McKinney Creek, skating and ice hockey in the Blyth Arena (ice rink with hall, spectator capacity: 9000), speed skating at the 400 m ice rink of the Ice Stadium.