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Host City: Innsbruck 1976

The Winter Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1976, between February 4-15. The IOC initially granted the 1976 Winter Games to Denver in May 1970, but in 1972 Colorado voters rejected a $5 million bond issue to finance the undertaking. Consequently Denver immediately withdrew as host and the IOC selected Innsbruck, the site of the 1964 Games, to take over.

37 Nations with 1123 participants competed in 37 events. On the medal tally, The U.S.S.R. and East Germany ranked first and second, while the United States moved up to tie in a distant third-place.

the Innsbruck double cauldrons of 1976the Innsbruck double cauldrons of 1976


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