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6 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

6 Winter Olympic Games,1952
Start:
14 Feb 1952
End:
25 Feb 1952
Countries:
30
Athletes:
694
Women:
109
Events:
22
City:
Oslo, Norway

OSLO 1952 - Bid History

  • In June 1947 at the 40th session of the IOC in Stockholm, the IOC voted to accept the application and invitation from Oslo, Norway.
  • It was the first Winter Olympics in Norway, Nordic country and the birthplace of the cross-country.
  • The other candidate cities were Lake Placid, USA and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
  • For the first time, Winter Olympics held in the large city.

6 Winter Olympic Games,1952 - Interesting Facts

  • The 6 Winter Olympic games was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Ragnhild, granddaughter of King Haakon VII, who was in London on the funeral of King George VI of Great Britain.
  • An Olympic flame was lit from the hearth of the house in Morgedal, where Sondre Norheim, the first famous Norwegian skier, was born.
  • German bobsleigh team won two gold medals because their two-man crew weighed more than 520 pounds and four-man team - over 1,020 pounds. After the Games, the IOC officials declared new weight limits of 220 pounds per man.
  • For the first time, the ice hockey tournament was held indoors at the Winter Olympics
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Winter Olympics 1952 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
7
3
6
16
2
USA
4
6
1
11
3
3
4
2
9
4
3
2
2
7
5
2
4
2
8
6
1
0
1
2
6
1
0
1
2
8
1
0
0
1
9
0
3
0
3
10
0
0
4
4
11
0
0
2
2
12
0
0
1
1
12
0
0
1
1