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There were about half century since the first edition, in 1932, without Lake-Placid's Winter Game. Unfortunate candidate in 1952,1956 and 1968, the small station of the State of New York achieved the aim after the desertion of the initially anticipated candidature of Vancouver.
Dates : February 12 to 24
Participating N.O.C.: 37
Number of Sports : 8
Number of Events : 38
Number of Athletes : 1283
Men : 1012
Women : 271
Volontiers : 6 703
Opening : Walter Mandale, USA Vice-President
Oath : Eric Heiden
Oath for officials : Terry McDermott
Final Torch Bearers : Dr. Charles Morgan Kerr
Candidates cities : Vancouver-Garibaldi (CAN)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries