1936 Winter Olympics

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IV Olympic Winter Games
1936 Winter Olympics logo.png
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"
Host city Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 646
(566 men, 80 women)
Events 17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening ceremony February 6
Closing ceremony February 16
Officially opened by President / Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Athlete's Oath Wilhelm Bogner
Stadium Olympia Skistadion

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games (French: Les IVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted the Summer Olympics the same year 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 Sports Office of the Third Reich (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 by Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten.

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Sports[edit]

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

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Participating nations[edit]

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.

Medal count[edit]

 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

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Preceded by
Lake Placid
Winter Olympics
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IV Olympic Winter Games (1936)
Succeeded by
Sapporo