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1968 Winter Olympics

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X Olympic Winter Games
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Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 1158 (947 men, 211 women)
Events 35 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 6, 1968
Closing ceremony February 18, 1968
Officially opened by Charles de Gaulle
Athlete's Oath Leo Lacroix
Official's Oath n/a
Olympic Torch Alain Calmat

See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics


The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. Thirty-seven countries participated. Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the USSR had done so since the USSR first entered the Winter Games in 1956.

Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy won three gold medals in all the alpine skiing events. In women's figure skating, Peggy Fleming won the only United States gold medal.

The year 1968 marked the first time the IOC first permitted East and West Germany to enter separately, and the first time the IOC ever ordered drug and gender testing of competitors.

Medal winners

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:

(Host nation in bold.)

1968 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 6 6 2 14
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USSR
5 5 3 13
3 France 4 3 2 9
4 Template:ITA 4 0 0 4
5 Austria 3 4 4 11
6 Netherlands 3 3 3 9
7 Sweden 3 2 3 8
8 West Germany 2 2 3 7
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United States
1 5 1 7
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Finland
1 2 2 5



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