Italy at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

Flag of Italy
IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 65 (53 men, 12 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Nilo Zandanel (ski jumping)
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Italy was the host nation for the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. It was the first time that Italy had hosted the Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Dalla Costa, LambertoLamberto Dalla Costa
Conti, GiacomoGiacomo Conti
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Monti, EugenioEugenio Monti
Alverà, RenzoRenzo Alverà
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Monti, EugenioEugenio Monti
Girardi, UlricoUlrico Girardi
Alverà, RenzoRenzo Alverà
Mocellini, RenatoRenato Mocellini
Bobsleigh Four-man

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paride Milianti Downhill DSQ
Lino Zecchini DSQ
Bruno Burrini 3:02.4 9
Gino Burrini 3:00.2 6
Bruno Burrini Giant Slalom 3:23.1 25
Dino Pompanin 3:22.4 24
Guido Ghedina 3:15.6 11
Gino Burrini 3:12.3 10
Paride Milianti Slalom DSQ DSQ
Italo Pedroncelli n/a ? DSQ DSQ
Bruno Burrini 1:36.2 24 2:24.2 35 4:00.4 27
Guido Ghedina 1:32.6 12 2:08.1 24 3:40.7 17
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vera Schenone Downhill 1:59.2 36
Anna Pellissier 1:49.7 11
Carla Marchelli 1:47.7 6
Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 1:47.3 4
Vera Schenone Giant Slalom DSQ
Maria Grazia Marchelli 2:05.2 28
Anna Pellissier 2:02.4 17
Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 2:01.5 13
Cristina Ebner Slalom DSQ DSQ
Vera Schenone 1:05.1 21 1:32.1 34 2:37.2 29
Anna Pellissier 1:01.2 16 1:05.3 19 2:06.5 16
Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 56.9 3 59.9 11 1:56.8 4

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Lamberto Dalla Costa
Giacomo Conti
Two-man 1:22.0 1 1:22.45 1 1:22.95 1 1:22.74 1 5:30.14 1st
ITA-2 Eugenio Monti
Renzo Alverà
Two-man 1:22.73 2 1:22.53 2 1:23.37 2 1:22.82 2 5:31.45 2nd
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Dino De Martin
Giovanni De Martin
Giovanni Tabacchi
Carlo Da Prà
Four-man 1:18.10 5 1:18.65 5 1:18.50 4 1:19.41 4 5:14.66 5
ITA-2 Eugenio Monti
Ulrico Girardi
Renzo Alverà
Renato Mocellini
Four-man 1:17.69 2 1:17.97 4 1:18.13 2 1:18.31 2 5:12.10 2nd

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Innocenzo Chatrian 53:46 25
Pompeo Fattor 53:45 24
Federico de Florian 52:48 17
Ottavio Compagnoni 51:42 11
30 km Ottavio Compagnoni DSQ
Camillo Zanolli 1'54:42 26
Arrigo Delladio 1'54:27 24
Federico de Florian 1'49:16 13
50 km Battista Mismetti 3'23:15 23
Gioacchino Busin 3'21:05 21
Gianni Carrara 3'14:39 17
Vigilio Mich 3'11:59 16
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Pompeo Fattor
Ottavio Compagnoni
Innocenzo Chatrain
Federico de Florian
2'23:28 5
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Anita Parmesani 47:37 37
Fides Romanin 44:17 31
Rita Bottero 44:03 30
Ildegarda Taffra 42:51 23
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Fides Romanin
Rita Bottero
Ildegarda Taffra
1'16:11 8

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Manuela Angeli 20 21 133.51 222 21
Fiorella Negro 16 14 142.31 168.5 15

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 30 1 6
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 9 6 3
3  Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 2
4  Austria 3 0 2 1 2 32 1
  • Italy 2-2 Austria
  • Italy 2-2 Germany (UTG)
  • Italy 1-3 Canada

Games for 7th-10th places[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  Italy 3 3 0 0 21 7 6
8  Poland 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
9  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 18 2
10  Austria 3 0 3 0 9 19 0
  • Italy 8-2 Austria
  • Italy 8-3 Switzerland
  • Italy 5-2 Poland
Contestants
Vittorio Bolla
Giuliano Ferraris
Carmine Tucci
Carlo Montemurro
Aldo Federici
Mario Bedogni
Bernardo Tomei
Giovanni Furlani
Giampiero Branduardi
Aldo Maniacco
Ernesto Crotti
Giancarlo Agazzi
Gianfranco Darin
Reno Alberton
Giulio Oberhammer
Francesco Macchietto

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Aldo Pedrana Individual 60.5 60.0 168.0 35 1'00:36 223.400 15 391.400 31
Enzo Perin 67.0 70.0 196.0 19 1'00:48 222.600 18 418.600 20
Alfredo Prucker 70.0 70.0 201.0 12 58:52 230.100 10 431.100 8

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Enzo Perin Normal hill 67.0 83.5 47 63.5 80.5 47 164.0 48
Alfredo Prucker 67.5 88.0 41 68.5 91.5 32 179.5 38
Tito Tolin 69.5 91.0 36 71.5 93.5 27 184.5 33
Luigi Pennacchio 70.5 91.0 36 67.5 89.5 36 180.5 37

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Guido Caroli 43.9 33
Guido Citterio 43.1 22
1500 m Remo Tomasi 2:22.2 48
Guido Caroli 2:20.0 42
Guido Citterio 2:16.5 27
5000 m Remo Tomasi 8:48.3 45
Paolino Dimai 8:48.0 44
Carlo Calzà 8:41.1 41
10,000 m Carlo Calzà 18:32.8 32

References[edit]