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1968 Wintergames Grenoble (France)

1968 Wintergames Grenoble (France)

Type of game:Wintergames
Country:France France

Date and place

10th Olympic Winter Games Grenoble 1968, February 6 to 18


Number of participants: 1158 (947 men and 211 women)

Total spectators: 345,215

Olympic Oath: Leo Lacroix (France, skiing)

Olympic flame: Alain Calmat (France, figure skater)

Participating countries: 37
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Mongolia, East Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, United States, West Germany, Iceland, South Korea, Sweden


Nordic combined at the ski stadium in Autrans (Olympic ski combination: critical point 70 m, spectator capacity: 40,000) and in St. Nizier (critical point: 90 m, spectator capacity: 50,000), alpine skiing in Chamrousse (descent of the Croix Mountain: starts at an altitude of 2252 m, height: 840 Men, 602 m for women, the slalom in the Stade de slalom: starts at an altitude of 1827 m to 1806 m for men and women, altitude: 177 m Men , 156 m for ladies, men's giant slalom on the slopes of Simond: starts at an altitude of 2090 m, height: 440 m, biathlon in the ski stadium at the biathlon shooting range-of Autrans, skating in the Palais de Glace of Grenoble (hall with ice rink, spectator capacity: 12,000), skating on the Olympic ice-rink in Grenoble (400 m track, spectator capacity: 2500), skelton on the natural course of Villard de Lans (Length: 1000 m, starting altitude: 1100 m, height: 110 m, 14 turns), the natural bobsleigh track in Alpe d'Huez (Length: 1500 m, starting height: 2030 m, 150 m altitude, 13 corners), ice hockey in the Palais de Glace in La Patinoire Municipale (spectator capacity: 2700) at Grenoble .