1976 Innsbruck Winter

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  Originally scheduled to take place in Denver, Colorado, the 1976 Winter Games were held in Innsbruck after the American city withdrew for political and economic reasons. These Games, twelve years after the Austrian city was first chosen, testified to the important developments that had taken place in many areas related to ice sports and the Winter Games, particularly in the relationship between sport and money.
Dates: February 4 - 15, 1976
N.O.C. participants: 37
Number of sports: 6
Number of contests: 37
Number of athletes: 1123
Men: 892
Women: 231
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Dr. Rudolf Kirschschläger, Republic President
Oath: Werner Delle-Karth
Oath juges: Willy Köstinger
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Christl Haas (1964) et Josef Feistmantl (1976)
Bids towns: Denver (USA), Sion (SUI), Tampere/Are (FIN) et Vancouver (CAN)