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Winter Olympic Games Stadia

The main Olympic Games stadium has become the centerpiece of the Olympic Games, it is usually where the opening and closing ceremonies are held, and where the flame is lit and kept alight throughout the Games.

As can be seen in the table below, the Olympic Stadium is commonly and unimaginatively referred to as the Olympic Stadium or something very similar.

Major Stadia of the Winter Olympics Games

Year Host City Stadium
1924 Chamonix Olympic Stadium
1928 St. Moritz St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
1932 Lake Placid Lake Placid Speedskating Oval
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze
1948 St. Moritz St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
1952 Oslo Bislett Stadium
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Stadio Olimpico Del Ghiaccio
Opening ceremony at the 1956 Winter OlympicsOpening ceremony at the 1956 Winter Olympics
Year Host City Stadium
1960 Squaw Valley Blyth Arena & Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
1964 Innsbruck Bergiselschanze (opening ceremony), Olympiahalle (closing ceremony)
1968 Grenoble Olympic Stadium (opening ceremony), Le Stade de Glace (closing ceremony)
1972 Sapporo Makomanai Open Stadium (opening ceremony), Makomanai Ice Arena (closing ceremony)
1976 Innsbruck Bergiselschanze (opening ceremony), Olympiahalle (closing ceremony)
1980 Lake Placid Lake Placid Equestrian Stadium (opening ceremony), Olympic Center Arena (closing ceremony)
1984 Sarajevo Olympic Stadium (opening ceremony), Zetra Olympic Hall (closing ceremony)
1988 Calgary McMahon Stadium
1992 Albertville Theatre of Ceremonies
1994 Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena
1998 Nagano Nagano Olympic Stadium
2002 Salt Lake City Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium
2006 Torino Stadio Olimpico di Torino
2010 Vancouver BC Place Stadium
2014 Sochi Fisht Olympic Stadium
2018 PyeongChang Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
2022 Beijing Beijing National Stadium

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