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Initially foreseen in Denver (Colorado), the Winter Game of 1976 took place in Innsbruck following the withdrawal, for political and economic reasons, following the American city.
These Games, twelve years after the Austrian city has chosen first time, gave evidence of the important evolution arisen in numerous domains touching ice sports and Winter Game, notably in the relations of the sport with the money.
Dates : February 4 to 15
Participating N.O.C.: 37
Number of Sports : 6
Number of Events : 37
Number of Athletes : 1354
Men : 1123
Women : 231
Opening : Dr Rudolf Kirchshläger, Président de la République
Oath : Werner Delle-Karth
Oath for officials : Willy Köstinger
Final Torch Bearers : Christl Haas et Josef Feistmantl
Candidates cities : Denver (USA), Sion (SUI), Tampere/Are (FIN) et Vancouver (CAN)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries