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III Olympic Winter Games
Lake placid 1932 logo.png
Host city Lake Placid, New York, USA
Nations participating 17
Athletes participating 252
(231 men, 21 women)
Events 14 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony February 4
Closing ceremony February 15
Officially opened by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Athlete's Oath Jack Shea
Stadium Lake Placid Speedskating Oval

The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. The games opened on February 4th and closed on February 15th.

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Highlights

  • The Games were opened by New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States later the same year.
  • Irving Jaffee won the 5,000 m (3.1 mi.) and the 10,000 m (6.2 mi.) speedskating gold medals, beating previous champion and world record holder Ivar Ballangrud in the 10,000 m by 4.5 m (5 yards).
  • The USA won the medal tally with a total of 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze). This was the only time the U.S. had won the medal tally in a Winter Olympics event until Vancouver in 2010. Seventeen countries participated.

Events

A stylized image shows a four-man bobled running the bobsled track, with an observation tower and spectator viewing area on either side. At the top of the image are the flags of the United States, the Olympic movement, and France, and the bottom of the poster reads, "Olympic Bobsled Run Lake Placid, Up where winter calls to play, Operated by New York State Conservation Dept."
A WPA poster,
advertising the bobsled run

Medals were awarded in 14 events in 5 sports (7 disciplines).

Demonstration sports

The Games also included events in three demonstration sports.

These were the last Winter Olympics without Alpine skiing, which was added in 1936.

Venues

Participating nations

The Olympic Bobsled run from the air

Athletes from 17 nations competed in these Games, down from 25 nations at the previous Games in 1928. Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia did not send athletes to Lake Placid.

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (host nation) 6 4 2 12
2 Norway 3 4 3 10
3 Canada 1 1 5 7
4 Sweden 1 2 0 3
5 Finland 1 1 1 3
6 Austria 1 1 0 2
7 France 1 0 0 1
8 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
9 Germany 0 0 2 2
10 Hungary 0 0 1 1

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References

External links

Preceded by
St. Moritz
Winter Olympics
Lake Placid

III Olympic Winter Games (1932)
Succeeded by
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Simple English

The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. The games opened on February 4, 1932. The 1932 Winter Olympic Games were going to be in Big Pines, California, but because of poor snow conditions the games were moved to Lake Placid.

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