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1956 Winter Olympics

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VII Olympic Winter Games
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Nations participating 32
Athletes participating 821 (687 men, 134 women)
Events 24 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 26, 1956
Closing ceremony February 5, 1956
Officially opened by Giovanni Gronchi
Athlete's Oath Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo
Official's Oath n/a
Olympic Torch Guido Caroli

The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

The USSR debuted in these Winter Olympics. They immediately showed their strength by winning more medals than any other nation.

Medal winners

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:

(Host nation in bold.)

1956 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
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USSR
7 3 6 16
2 Austria 4 3 4 11
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Finland
3 3 1 7
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Switzerland
3 2 1 6
5 Sweden 4 0 2 6
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United States
2 3 2 7
7 Norway 2 1 1 4
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United Team of Germany¹
1 0 1 2
10 Canada 0 1 2 3

(¹ Athletes from East and West Germany competed together as the "United Team of Germany," designated as the EUA. This combined team appeared in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter Olympics).

See also


Olympic Games
Summer Olympic 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
Winter Olympic 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
¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.

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