1936 Winter Olympics
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1936 Winter Olympics
IV Olympic Winter Games
1936 Winter Olympics.svg
Logo of the 1936 Winter Olympics[a]
Host city Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nations 28
Athletes 646 (566 men, 80 women)
Events 17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening February 6
Closing February 16
Opened by Führer Adolf Hitler
Stadium Olympia Skistadion
Winter
Summer

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games (French: Les IVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (German: Olympische Winterspiele 1936), were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted that year's Summer Olympics in Berlin. 1936 is the last year in which the Summer and Winter Games were both held in the same country (the cancelled 1940 Games would have been held in Japan, with that country likewise hosting the Winter and Summer games).

The 1936 Winter Olympics were organized on behalf of the German League of the Reich for Physical Exercise (DRL) by Karl Ritter von Halt. Von Halt had been named President of the Committee for the organization of the Fourth Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten.

Highlights

Sports

Medals were awarded in 17 events contested in 4 sports (8 disciplines).

Demonstration sports

Venues

Participating nations

28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia all returned to the Games after having missed the 1932 Winter Olympics.

Participating National Olympic Committees

Medal count

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 7 5 3 15
2  Germany (host nation) 3 3 0 6
3  Sweden 2 2 3 7
4  Finland 1 2 3 6
5  Switzerland 1 2 0 3
6  Austria 1 1 2 4
7  Great Britain 1 1 1 3
8  United States 1 0 3 4
9  Canada 0 1 0 1
10  France 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 17 51

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ The 1936 Olympic Logo comprises the Olympic rings in the foreground and the summit of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alps with a ski track leading to the mountains in the background. Around, there is the inscription "IV. OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 1936
    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN"

Citations

External links

Further reading

Preceded by
Lake Placid
Winter Olympics
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IV Olympic Winter Games (1936)
Succeeded by
Sapporo
cancelled due to World War II

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