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VI Olympic Winter Games
Host city Oslo, Norway
Events 22 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 14
Closing ceremony February 25
Stadium w:Bislett stadion

The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February 1952. Discussions about Oslo hosting the Winter Olympic Games began as early as 1935; the city wanted to host the 1948 Games, but the recovery from World War II made that impossible. Instead, Oslo won the right to host the 1952 Games in a contest that included Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy and Lake Placid in the United States. All of the venues were in Oslo's metropolitan area except for the alpine skiing events, which were held at Norefjell, 113 km (70 miles) from the capital. A new hotel was built to house the press and dignitaries, along with three dormitories to house athletes and coaches, creating the first modern athlete's village. The city of Oslo bore the financial burden of hosting the Games in return for the revenue they generated.

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Preceded by
London 1948
Olympics
1952
Succeeded by
Melbourne 1956
Preceded by
St. Moritz 1948
Winter Olympics
1952
Succeeded by
Cortina 1956


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