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 6 February
Closing 16 February
Opened by Führer Adolf Hitler
Stadium Große Olympiaschanze
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

  *   Host nation (Germany)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway75315
2 Germany*3306
3 Sweden2237
4 Finland1236
5 Switzerland1203
6 Austria1124
7 Great Britain1113
8 United States1034
9 Canada0101
10 France0011
 Hungary0011
Totals (11 nations)17171751

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

  • "Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists -- 1936 Winter Olympics". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • Complete official IOC report. In German
  • The program of the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics

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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