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embleme THE VIIIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES torche
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In June 1955, when a person of obscure repute, Alex Cushing, came to put Squaw Valley's candidature in the organization of Winter Game, there was in this valley lost by the Nevada, situated in 1900 m. Over the sea level, that a single hotel and a single skylit of which Cushing was the happy owner, as of most of the surrounding grounds. In five years hardly a station modern extreme reactionary is born and welcomes Games.
Dates : February 18 to 28
Participating N.O.C.: 30
Number of Sports : 6
Number of Events : 27
Number of Athletes : 665
Men : 522
Women : 143
Opening : Richard Nixon, USA Vice-President
Oath : Carol Heiss
Final Torch Bearers : Kenneth Henry
Candidates cities : Squaw Valley (AUT), St-Moritz (SUI) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries