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embleme THE VIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES torche
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Scandinavia and Finland, homeland of the sports of snow and ice, had never had the possibility of organizing Winter Game. Only Norway offers sufficient hillsides to Alpine skiing. It was just however that Games are granted in Norway and more exactly in Oslo, even though it had been necessary to find tracks of descent much more in the North. For once, the Olympic flame comes from the cold; the organizers without consulting the reluctant I.O.C, decide that it would be lit to Morgedal, homeland of the first big Norwegian skier Nordheim.
Dates : February 14 - 25
Participating N.O.C.: 30
Number of Sports : 6
Number of Events : 22
Number of Athletes : 694
Men : 585
Women : 109
Opening : HRH Princess Ragnhild
Oath : Torbjorn Falkanger
Final Torch Bearers : Eigil Nansen
Candidates cities : Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA) and Lake Placid (USA)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries