1952 Winter Olympics

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The 1952 Winter Olympics (Norwegian: Vinter-OL 1952), officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games (French: Les VIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February 1952.wikipedia
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Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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All of the venues were in Oslo's metropolitan area except for the alpine skiing events, which were held at Norefjell, 113 km from the capital.
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, the six alpine skiing events were held from Thursday, 14 February, to Wednesday, 20 February.

Germany at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Japan and Germany made their returns to winter Olympic competition, after being forced to miss the 1948 Games in the aftermath of World War II.
Germany competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway after not having been invited to the 1948 Winter Olympics because of the role in World War II, and because the NOC restored in 1947 as Deutscher Olympischer Ausschuß did not represent a recognized state yet.

Winter Olympic Games

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Discussions about Oslo hosting the Winter Olympic Games began as early as 1935; the city wanted to host the 1948 Games, but World War II made that impossible.
They have been held four times in the United States (1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002), three times in France (1924, 1968 and 1992) and twice each in Austria (1964 and 1976), Canada (1988 and 2010), Japan (1972 and 1998), Italy (1956 and 2006), Norway (1952 and 1994) and Switzerland (1928 and 1948).

1948 Winter Olympics

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Discussions about Oslo hosting the Winter Olympic Games began as early as 1935; the city wanted to host the 1948 Games, but World War II made that impossible.
Their absence was short-lived though, as they returned to Olympic competition in 1952.

Cross-country skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Portugal and New Zealand made their Winter Olympic debuts, and for the first time women were allowed to compete in cross-country skiing.
The 1952 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing competition consisted of three events for men (18 km, 50 km and 4x10 km relay) and the first women's cross-country competition at an Olympic Games, of 10 km.

Japan at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Japan and Germany made their returns to winter Olympic competition, after being forced to miss the 1948 Games in the aftermath of World War II.
Japan competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Hjalmar Andersen

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Norwegian truck driver Hjalmar Andersen won three out of four speed skating events to become the most decorated athlete at the Games.
Hjalmar "Hjallis" Johan Andersen (12 March 1923 – 27 March 2013) was a speed skater from Norway who won three gold medals at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games of Oslo, Norway.

Figure skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Dick Button of the United States performed the first triple jump in international competition to claim his second consecutive men's figure skating Olympic title.
At the 1952 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested.

United States at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Dick Button of the United States performed the first triple jump in international competition to claim his second consecutive men's figure skating Olympic title. The results for both bobsleigh events were the same, with the United States and Switzerland taking silver and bronze respectively.
The United States competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Portugal at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Portugal and New Zealand made their Winter Olympic debuts, and for the first time women were allowed to compete in cross-country skiing.
Portugal sent a delegation to compete in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway from 15–25 February 1952.

New Zealand at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Portugal and New Zealand made their Winter Olympic debuts, and for the first time women were allowed to compete in cross-country skiing. The British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand teams all wore black arm bands at the opening ceremonies in memory of their monarch.
New Zealand competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Speed skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Norwegian truck driver Hjalmar Andersen won three out of four speed skating events to become the most decorated athlete at the Games.
At the 1952 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested.

1956 Winter Olympics

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Later, Cortina d'Ampezzo was awarded the 1956 Games, and Lake Placid—which had hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics—was chosen to host the 1980 Winter Games.
A delegation, led by Count Bonacossa, presented Cortina's bid to host the 1952 Winter Olympics at the 40th IOC Session in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bislett Stadium

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Oslo's existing central arena, Bislett Stadium, was used for the opening and closing ceremonies, and for speed skating events.
Rinnan was also responsible for the renovation of the stadium for the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo.

Norway at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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The parade of nations was held according to tradition, with Greece first, the rest of the nations proceeding by Norwegian alphabetical order, with the host nation last.
Norway was the host nation for the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

Bandy at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Bandy was held as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

Canada at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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The British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand teams all wore black arm bands at the opening ceremonies in memory of their monarch.
Canada competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Bandy

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* Bandy (1) (details) The 1952 Games featured one demonstration sport, bandy, but only three Nordic countries competed in the tournament.
Bandy is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

Dick Button

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Dick Button of the United States performed the first triple jump in international competition to claim his second consecutive men's figure skating Olympic title.
For the 1952 Winter Olympics, Button and Lussi began working on a triple jump.

Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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The British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand teams all wore black arm bands at the opening ceremonies in memory of their monarch.
Australia's second Winter Olympic Games appearance was at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Great Britain at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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The British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand teams all wore black arm bands at the opening ceremonies in memory of their monarch.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Switzerland at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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The results for both bobsleigh events were the same, with the United States and Switzerland taking silver and bronze respectively.
Switzerland competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

List of IOC meetings

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The IOC voted to award the 1952 Winter Games to Oslo on 21 June 1947 at the 40th IOC Session in Stockholm, Sweden.

Oslo

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The 1952 Winter Olympics (Norwegian: Vinter-OL 1952), officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games (French: Les VIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February 1952.
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been hosted in 1930, 1966, 1982 and 2011, as well as the 1952 Winter Olympics.

Finn Hodt

For example, Norwegian speed skater Finn Hodt was not allowed to compete in the Norwegian speed skating team because he collaborated with the Nazis during the war.
Hodt was nominated by the Norwegian Skating Union as a member of the team for the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, but his selection was rejected by the Norwegian Olympic Committee due to his collaboration during the German occupation of Norway in World War II.