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The 1956 VII Winter Olympic Games was hosted by Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. This would be the first time Italy had ever hosted the Olympic Games. They would later host the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino and the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome.

Cortina d'Ampezzo was originally meant to host the 1944 Winter Olympics, but they were canceled because of World War II.

Voting results for the 1956 Winter Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy 31
Montreal Canada 7
Colorado Springs United States 2
Lake Placid United States 1

Medal table[]

Rank Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 Soviet Union 7 3 6 16
2 Austria 4 3 4 11
3 Finland 3 3 1 7
4 Switzerland 3 2 1 6
5 Sweden 2 4 4 10
6 United States 2 3 2 7
7 Norway 2 1 1 4
8 Italy 1 2 0 3
9 Germany 1 0 1 2
10 Canada 0 1 2 3
11 Japan 0 1 0 1
12 Hungary 0 0 1 1
12 Poland 0 0 1 1

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See Also[]

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.

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Preceded by
Helsinki 1952
Olympics
1956
Succeeded by
Melbourne 1956
Preceded by
Oslo 1952
Winter Olympics
1956
Succeeded by
Squaw Valley 1960


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