1932 Winter Olympics
|Host city||Lake Placid, New York, United States|
(231 men, 21 women)
|Events||14 in 4 sports (7 disciplines)|
|Opening ceremony||February 4|
|Closing ceremony||February 15|
|Officially opened by||Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Athlete's Oath||Jack Shea|
|Stadium||Lake Placid Speedskating Oval|
The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event in the United States, held in Lake Placid, New York. The games opened on February 4 and closed on February 15. It was the first of four Winter Olympics held in the United States; Lake Placid hosted again in 1980.
The games were originally to take place in Wrightwood and Big Pines, California. The largest ski jump in the world was constructed in Big Pines for the event. But poor snow conditions caused Olympic officials to move the event to Lake Placid.
- The Games were opened by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Governor of New York. He was elected President of the United States nine months later.
- 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 (15 ft), mainly because the favourites 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.
Medals were awarded in 14 events contested in 4 sports (7 disciplines).
- Bobsleigh (2) ()
- Ice hockey (1) ()
- Nordic skiing ()
The Games also included events in three demonstration sports.
|Intervales Ski-Hill||Nordic combined (ski jumping), Ski jumping||9,200|
|Lake Placid||Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing)||Not listed.|
|Mt. Van Hoevenberg Bob-Run||Bobsleigh||12,500|
|Olympic Arena||Figure skating, Ice hockey (final)||3,360|
|Olympic Stadium||Ice hockey, Speed skating||7,475|
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.
- 1932 Summer Olympics
- Olympic Games celebrated in the United States
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1932 Winter Olympics.|
- "Lake Placid 1932". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
- "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
- III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932, 1932 The official report.
- Lake Placid Olympic Authority
- The program of the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics
III Olympic Winter Games (1932)
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