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Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics

The City of Innsbruck: Innsbruck is the capital of the federal state of Tyrol, in the western Austria . Innsbruck is situated in the Inn Valley.

Tall mountains like Nordkette, Patscherkofel and Serles are surrounding Innsbruck . For this reason, Innsbruck is an ideal place for winter sports. Some landmarks of Innsbruck are the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), Helbling House, the City Tower, the Hofburg with its Cenotaph of Kaiser Maximilian, the Court Church, and the parish Church of St Jakob, Mount Isel, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, and the Tiroler Volkkunstmuseum, the Landestheater, a conference center and the Seegrube .

The Twelfth Winter Olympics: The 1976 Winter Olympics were officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Innsbruck, the capital of the federal state of Tyrol in Austria.

Venue: 1976 Winter Summer Games were held at Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria. The hill Bergisel is to the south of the city of Innsbruck . The hill is situated in the Wilten area at the meeting point of the river Sill and the Inn Valley .

Participants: 1123 participants from 37 countries competed in the 1976 Winter Summer Games . The countries competing in the games were Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, USSR, West Germany and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 37events in 6 sports in the twelfth Winter Summer Games in 1976. The sports were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating.

Medal Count: USSR won the competition with 27 medals in total ( 13gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze medals) . Austria , the host country won total 6 medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Innsbruck, Austria Winter Summer Games, 1976: The twelfth Winter Summer Games were held from 4 th February to 15 th February in Innsbruck in Austria. The games were officially opened by Rudolf Kirchschlager. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Werner Delle-Karth. The judges' oath was taken under leadership of Willy Kostinger . In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Christl Haas and Josef Feistmantl . Austria was the first country to host the Winter Summer Games twice.


  1976 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union 136827
2 East Germany 75719
3 United States 33410
4 Norway 3317
5 West Germany 25310
6 Finland 2417
7 Austria 2226
8 Switzerland 1315
9 Netherlands 1236
10 Italy 1214
11 Canada 1113
12 Great Britain 1001
13 Czechoslovakia 0101
14 Liechtenstein 0022
15 Sweden 0022
16 France 0011

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