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Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Olympics

The City of Cortina d'Ampezzo: Cortina d'Ampezzo is a town and commune in Belluno province in Veneto in the Northern Italy .

Cortina d'Ampezzo is located in the Dolomites close to San Vito di Cadore . The town is among the three most popular mountain locations in Europe . There are famous peaks like Le Tofane, IL Cristallo and Le Cinque Torri. Marmots, reindeers, roe deer, Chamoises and hares are among the wildlife found here.

The Seventh Winter Olympics: The 1956 Winter Olympics were officially known as the VII Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, a town and commune in Belluno province in Veneto in the Northern Italy. This city was chosen as the venue of the 1944 Winter Summer Games also which were cancelled due to World War II .

Venue: 1956 Winter Summer Games were held at Stadio Olympica in Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy. Stadio Olympica is an indoor ice hockey arena . The arena with a capacity of 12,000 spectators was built in 1955 . All the skating events, ice hockey games and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1956 Winter Summer Games were held in this arena.

Participants: 694 participants from 30 countries competed in the 1956 Winter Summer Games . The countries were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Team of Germany, United States, USSR and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 24 events in 4 sports in the seventh Winter Summer Games in 1956. The sports were alpine skiing, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating.

Medal Count: USSR won the highest number of medals with 16 medals in total ( 7 gold, 3 silver, 6 bronze medals ). Italy, the host country won 3 medals (1gold and 2 silver medals).

A Brief Description of the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Summer Games, 1956: The Seventh Winter Summer Games were held from 26 th January to 5 th February in Cortina d'Ampezzo, in Italy . The games were officially opened by Giovanni Gronchi. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo. In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Guido Caroli . USSR participated in this Winter Summer Games for the first time and they became the overall winners.

  1956 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Soviet Union 7 *3616
2 Austria 43411
3 Finland 3317
4 Switzerland 3216
5 Sweden 24410
6 United States 2327
7 Norway 2114
8 Italy 1203
9 Germany 1012
10 Canada 0123
11 Japan 0101
12 Hungary 0011
13 Poland 0011

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