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Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics

The Squaw Valley: Olympic Valley in California is located in Placer County. In this valley, Squaw Valley Ski Resort is situated. For this reason the valley has got the name of Squaw Valley . Squaw Valley lies in the northwest of Tahoe city on the banks of the Truckee River . Squaw Valley is situated near the Lake Tahoe . Squaw Valley is known for the annual Squaw Valley writer's conference . Many summer camps are also organized in this Squaw Valley .

The Eighth Winter Olympics: The 1960 Winter Olympics were officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Squaw Valley, California in United States in the year 1960.

Venue: 1960 Winter Summer Games were held at Blyth Arena in Squaw Valley, California in United States. Blyth Arena is an indoor ice hockey arena . The arena with a capacity of 10,000 spectators was built in 1959 .

Participants: 665 participants from 30 countries competed in the 1960 Winter Summer Games . The countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Team of Germany, United States and USSR.

Events: There were 27 events in 4 sports in the eighth Winter Summer Games in 1960. The sports were alpine skiing, biathlon, 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 21 medals in total ( 7 gold, 5 silver, 9 bronze medals ). United States, the host country won 10 medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals).

A Brief Description of the Squaw Valley, California Winter Summer Games, 1960: The eighth Winter Summer Games were held from 18 th February to 28 th February in Squaw Valley, California in United States . The games were officially opened by Richard Nixon. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Carol Heiss. In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Ken Henry
  1960 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Soviet Union 75921
2 Germany 4318
3 United States 34310
4 Norway 3306
5 Sweden 3227
6 Finland 2338
7 Canada 2114
8 Switzerland 2002
9 Austria 1236
10 France 1023
11 Netherlands 0112
12 Poland 0112
13 Czechoslovakia 0101
14 Italy 0011

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