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Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics

The City of Oslo: Oslo is the capital of Norway . The city is also called Christiania . Oslo is located at the north most end of Oslofjord . The city area of Oslo is almost U-shaped. The metropolitan area of Oslo is also known as Greater Oslo region . Akerhus Palace and Fortress, Oslo City Hall, National Gallery, Cathedral, Museum of Applied Art, Bygdøy, Norwegian Folk Museum are some major tourist destinations in Oslo .

The Sixth Winter Olympics: The 1952 Winter Olympics were officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Oslo , the capital of Norway.

Venue: 1952 Winter Summer Games were held at Bislett stadion in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Bislett stadion is a sports stadium. Bislett is Norway's most well known sports arena.

Participants: 694 participants from 30 countries competed in the 1952 Winter Summer Games . The countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 22 events in 6 sports in the sixth Winter Summer Games in 1952. The sports were alpine skiing, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating.

Medal Count: Norway won the highest number of medals with 16 medals in total ( 7 gold, 3 silver, 6 bronze medals ). United States won 4 gold medals.

A Brief Description of the Oslo Winter Summer Games, 1952: The Sixth Winter Summer Games were held from 14 th February to 25 th February in Oslo, the capital of Norway . The games were officially opened by Princess Ragnhild. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Torbjorn Falkanger. In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Eigil Nansen .

  1952 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Norway 73616
2 United States 46111
3 Finland 3429
4 Germany 3227
5 Austria 2428
6 Canada 1012
  Italy 1012
8 Great Britain 1001
9 Netherlands 0303
10 Sweden 0044
11 Switzerland 0022
12 France 0011
13 Hungary 0011

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