1932 Winter Olympics
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|Host city||Lake Placid, New York, United States|
|Events||14 in 4 sports|
|Opening ceremony||February 4|
|Closing ceremony||February 15|
|Officially opened by||Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Athlete's Oath||Jack Shea|
|Stadium||Lake Placid Speedskating Oval|
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.
Medals were awarded in 14 events in 5 sports (7 disciplines).
- Figure skating
- Ice hockey
- Nordic skiing
- Speed skating
The Games also included events in three demonstration sports.
- Olympic Stadium – Ice hockey, Speed skating
- Olympic Arena – Figure skating, Ice hockey
- Intervales Ski-Hill – Nordic combined (ski jumping), Ski jumping
- Lake Placid – Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing)
- Mt. Van Hoevenberg Bob-Run – Bobsleigh
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.
|1||United States (host nation)||6||4||2||12|
- 1932 Summer Olympics
- Olympic Games celebrated in the United States
- 1932 Winter Olympics
- 1932 Winter Olympics Medals
- III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932, 1932 The official report.
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III Olympic Winter Games (1932)