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III Olympic Winter Games
Host city Lake Placid, New York, USA
Events 14 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony February 4
Closing ceremony February 15
Stadium w:Lake Placid Speedskating Oval

The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York. The games opened on February 4 and closed on February 15. It was the 1st Winter Olympics held in the United States.

Highlights

  • The Games were opened by New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States later the same year.
  • Irving Jaffee won the 5,000 m (3.1 mi.) and the 10,000 m (6.2 mi.) speedskating gold medals, beating previous champion and world record holder Ivar Ballangrud in the 10,000 m by 4.5 m (5 yards), mainly because the favorites were unaccustomed to the common start.
  • The USA won the medal tally with a total of 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze).
  • Seventeen countries participated.

Events

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Medals were awarded in 14 events in 5 sports (7 disciplines).

Demonstration sports

The Games also included events in three demonstration sports.

These were the last Winter Olympics without Alpine skiing, which was added in 1936.

Venues

Main article: Venues of the 1932 Winter Olympics

Participating nations

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Athletes from 17 nations competed in these Games, down from 25 nations at the previous Games in 1928. Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia did not send athletes to Lake Placid.

Medal count

Main article: 1932 Winter Olympics medal table
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (host nation) 6 4 2 12
2 Norway 3 4 3 10
3 Canada 1 1 5 7
4 Sweden 1 2 0 3
5 Finland 1 1 1 3
6 Austria 1 1 0 2
7 France 1 0 0 1
8 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
9 Germany 0 0 2 2
10 Hungary 0 0 1 1

References

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Preceded by
Amsterdam 1928
Olympics
1932
Succeeded by
Los Angeles 1932
Preceded by
St. Moritz 1928
Winter Olympics
1932
Succeeded by
Garmish-Partenkirchen 1936

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