1936 Winter Olympics

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IV Olympic Winter Games
Host cityGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Nations28
Athletes646 (566 men, 80 women)
Events17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening6 February
Closing16 February
Opened by
StadiumGroße Olympiaschanze
Winter
Lake Placid 1932 St. Moritz 1948
Sapporo 1940
Summer
Los Angeles 1932 Berlin 1936

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted the Summer Olympics the same year in Berlin.

Participating nations[change | change source]

28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany, to date the largest number at a Winter Games. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia all returned to the Games after having missed the 1932 Winter Olympics.

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