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It is January 28, 1964 a little before 17 hours that carries word of I.O.C. it announces the designation of Grenoble to the title of city who will organize the Xth Winter Olympics of 1968.
The chief place of department of the Isère carried away it after three towers of voting on the Canadian candidacy of Calgary. An explosion of joy shakes the French delegation. For 1924 where she had organized the first Winter's games the France had not welcomed of Olympic competitions.
Dates : February 6 to 18
Participating N.O.C.: 37
Number of Sports : 8
Number of Events : 35
Number of Athletes : 1158
Men : 947
Women : 211
Opening : Charles de Gaulle, Republic President
Oath : Leo Lacroix
Final Torch Bearers : Alain Calmat
Candidates cities : Calgary (CAN), Lahti/Are (SWE), Sapporo (JPN), Oslo (NOR) and Lake Placid (USA)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries