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1976 Winter Olympics

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XII Olympic Winter Games
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Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 1123 (892 men, 231 women)
Events 37 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 4, 1976
Closing ceremony February 15, 1976
Officially opened by Rudolf Kirschschlger
Athlete's Oath Werner Delle-Karth
Official's Oath Willy Kstinger
Olympic Torch Christl Haas and Josef Feistmantl

The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. The games were originally awarded to Denver, Colorado, USA in May, 1970 but a 300 percent rise in costs and worries about environmental impact led to voters rejecting a $5 million bond issue to finance the games in 1972, so the IOC called on the home of 1964 games.

Contents

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

1976 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
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USSR
13 6 8 27
2 East Germany 7 5 7 19
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United States
3 3 1 7
4 Norway 3 3 1 7
5 West Germany 2 5 3 10
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Finland
2 4 1 7
7 Austria 2 2 2 6
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Switzerland
1 3 1 5
9 Netherlands 1 2 3 6
10 Template:ITA 1 2 1 4

See also

External links

  • infoplease (http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0300769.html)


Olympic Games
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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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