Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956
The Soviet Union makes its Olympic Winter debut. These Games marked the debut of the USSR team, which immediately won more medals than any other nation. Their speed skaters won three of the four events, while their ice hockey team ended Canada’s domination. The Olympic Oath was sworn by a female athlete for the first time. The honour was given to the Italian Alpine skier Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, bronze medallist in the downhill at the 1952 Oslo Games.
VII - Winter Olympic Games  Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956
Opening Ceremony 26 Jan 1956
Closing Ceremony 05 Feb 1956
Host City Cortina d’Ampezzo
Country Italy
Nations Participating 32
Athletes Female 134 Male 687
Events 24
Disciplines 1
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 JPN Japan
0 1 0 1 1

    Total: 0 1 0 1  
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.


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