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1976 Winter Olympics
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1976 Winter Olympics

The XII Winter Olympic Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. The games were originally awarded to Denver, Colorado, USA in May, 1970 but a 300 percent rise in costs and worries about environmental impact led to voters rejecting a $5 million bond issue to finance the games in 1972, so the IOC called on the home of 1964 games.

XII Winter Olympic Games
Nations participating37
Athletes participating1,123 (892 men, 231 women)
Events37 in 8 sports
Opening ceremoniesFebruary 4, 1976
Closing ceremoniesFebruary 15, 1976
Officially opened by
Athlete's Oath
Judge's Oath
Olympic TorchChristl Haas and Josef Feistmantl

Table of contents
1 Medals awarded
2 Medal count

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

PosCountryGoldSilver'\BronzeTotal'
1Soviet Union136827
2East Germany75719
3United States33410
4Norway3317
5West Germany25310


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