VII Olympic Winter Games
Cortina 26 January 1956. Opening Ceremony : Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo pronounces the Olympic Oath.
Official opening of the Games by: President Giovanni Gronchi
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: Guido Caroli (speed skating)
Olympic Oath by: Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo (skiing)
Official Oath by: The first officials' oath was sworn at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Toni Sailer (AUT-Alpine skiing) was the first Alpine skier to win three gold medals. He began by winning the giant slalom by 6.2 seconds, the largest margin of victory in the history of Olympic Alpine skiing. He then won the slalom, recording the fastest time in both runs, and the downhill by 3.5 seconds.
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In the ski jumping competition, the Finnish team inaugurated a new aerodynamic style, which consisted of holding the arms flat against the body rather than over the head in a diving position.
Opening date: 26 January 1956
Closing date: 05 February 1956
Country of the host city: Italy (ITA)
Colorado Springs (USA), Lake Placid (USA) and Montreal (CAN)
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