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IV Olympic Winter Games
1936 Winter Olympics emblem.png
It comprises the Olympic rings in the foreground and
the summit of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alps
with a ski track leading to the mountains in the background.
Around, there is the inscription “IV. OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 1936
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN”
Host city Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 646
(566 men, 80 women)
Events 17 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony February 6
Closing ceremony February 16
Officially opened by Adolf Hitler
Athlete's Oath Wilhelm Bogner
Stadium Olympia Skistadion

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted the Summer Olympics the same year in Berlin. 1936 is the last year in which the Summer and Winter Games were both held in the same country (the cancelled 1940 games would have been held in Japan, with that country likewise hosting the Winter and Summer games).

The 1936 Winter Olympics were organized on behalf of the Sports Office of the Third Reich (DRL) by Karl Ritter von Halt. Von Halt had been named President of the Committee for the organization of the Fourth Winter Olympics in Garmisch by Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten.

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Sports

Medals were awarded in 17 events in 6 sports (8 disciplines).

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Demonstration sports

Venues

Participating nations

28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany. 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.

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 7 5 3 15
2 Germany (host nation) 3 3 0 6
3 Sweden 2 2 3 7
4 Finland 1 2 3 6
5 Switzerland 1 2 0 3
6 Austria 1 1 2 4
7 Great Britain 1 1 1 3
8 United States 1 0 3 4
9 Canada 0 1 0 1
10 France 0 0 1 1
Hungary 0 0 1 1

See also

References

Further Reading

  • Berlin Games – How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream, by Guy Walters ISBN 0-7195-6783-1 (UK) 0060874120 (USA)

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Preceded by
Lake Placid
Winter Olympics
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IV Olympic Winter Games (1936)
Succeeded by
Sapporo

Simple English

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

Participating nations

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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Olympic Games
Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, (1916), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016

Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games:2010, 2014, 2018
Winter Games:2012, 2016
Singapore 2010Innsbruck 2012Nanjing 2014

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