1936 Winter Olympics

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IV Olympic Winter Games
1936 Winter Olympics.svg
Logo of the 1936 Winter Olympics[a]
Host cityGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nations28
Athletes646 (566 men, 80 women)
Events17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening6 February
Closing16 February
Opened byFührer Adolf Hitler
StadiumGroße Olympiaschanze
Winter
Lake Placid 1932 St. Moritz 1948
Garmisch 1940
Summer
Los Angeles 1932 Berlin 1936

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

Highlights[edit]

Sports[edit]

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

Demonstration sports[edit]

Venues[edit]

  • Große Olympiaschanze – Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and Ski Jumping.
  • Gudiberg – Alpine skiing (combined – slalom)
  • Kreuzjoch – Alpine skiing (combined – downhill)
  • Kreuzeck – Alpine skiing (downhill finish line)
  • Olympia-Kunsteisstadion – Figure skating and Ice hockey
  • Riessersee and surrounding areas – Bobsleigh, Ice hockey, and Speed skating

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.

Participating National Olympic Committees

Medal count[edit]

  *   Host nation (Germany)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway75315
2 Germany*3306
3 Sweden2237
4 Finland1236
5 Switzerland1203
6 Austria1124
7 Great Britain1113
8 United States1034
9 Canada0101
10 France0011
 Hungary0011
Totals (11 nations)17171751

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ 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"

Citations

External links[edit]

  • "Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — 1936 Winter Olympics". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • Complete official IOC report. In German
  • The program of the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics

Further reading[edit]

Preceded by
Lake Placid
Winter Olympics
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IV Olympic Winter Games (1936)
Succeeded by
Sapporo
cancelled due to World War II