|Host city||Squaw Valley, United States|
|Athletes||665 (521 men, 144 women)|
|Events||27 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)|
Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. After being awarded the Games, there was a rush to construct roads, hotels, restaurants, and bridges, as well as the ice arena, the speed skating track, ski lifts, and the ski jumping hill.