The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. The games opened on February 4 and closed on February 15. It was the 1st Winter Olympics held in the United States.
- The Games were opened by New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States later the same year.
- Irving Jaffee won the 5,000 m (3.1 mi.) and the 10,000 m (6.2 mi.) speedskating gold medals, beating previous champion and world record holder Ivar Ballangrud in the 10,000 m by 4.5 m (5 yards), mainly because the favourites were unaccustomed to the common start.
- The USA won the medal tally with a total of 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze).
- Seventeen countries participated.
advertising the bobsled run
Medals were awarded in 14 events in 5 sports (7 disciplines).
Demonstration sports 
The Games also included events in three demonstration sports.
These were the last Winter Olympics without Alpine skiing, which was added in 1936.
Participating nations 
The Olympic Bobsled run from the air
Athletes from 17 nations competed in these Games, down from 25 nations at the previous Games in 1928. Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia did not send athletes to Lake Placid.
Medal count 
See also 
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