1960 Squaw Valley Winter

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  In June 1955, when an illustrious unknown, Alex Cushing, came to bid Squaw Valley to host the Winter Games, there was only one hotel and one ski lift in this remote valley of Nevada, located at 1900 m above sea level, of which Cushing was the proud owner, as was most of the surrounding land. In just five years, an ultra-modern resort was built and hosted the Games.
Dates: February 18 - 28, 1950
N.O.C. participants: 30
Number of sports: 4
Number of contests: 27
Number of athletes: 665
Men: 521
Women: 144
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Richard Nixon, USA Vice-President
Oath: Carol Heiss
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Kenneth Charles (Ken) Henry
Bids towns: Innsbruck (AUT), St. Moritz (SUI), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)