- 1968 Winter Olympics
Name = X Olympic Winter Games
Size = 150
Optional caption = The emblem represents a snow crystal and
three red roses, the symbol of Grenoble,
and the Olympic rings.
Host city =
Nations participating = 37
Athletes participating = 1158
(947 men, 211 women)
Events = 35 in 6
Opening ceremony =
February 6, 1968
Closing ceremony =
February 18, 1968
Officially opened by = President
Charles de Gaulle
Athlete's Oath =
Léo Lacroix(alpine skiing)
Judge's Oath =
Olympic Torch =
Alain Calmat(figure skating)
Stadium = Stade Inaugural
Winter Olympics, officially known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport eventwhich was celebrated in 1968in Grenoble, Franceand opened on February 6. Thirty-seven countries participated. Norwaywon the most medals, the first time a country other than the USSRhad done so since the USSR first entered the Winter Games in 1956.
Jean-Claude Killywon three gold medals in all the alpine skiingevents. In women's figure skating, Peggy Flemingwon the only United Statesgold medal. The games have been credited with making the Winter Olympics more popular in the United States, not least of which because of ABC's extensive coverage of Fleming and Killy, who became overnight sensations among teenage girls.
Host city selection
Grenoble went against five other candidate cities for the 1968 Winter Olympics. Here was the resulting vote count that occurred at the 61st
IOC Sessionin Innsbruck, Austria, on January 28, 1964. Information can be seen from the web page called [http://www.aldaver.com/votes.html the International Olympic Committee Vote History] .
* [http://www.marcolympics.org/jeux/1968/winter/index.php The program of the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics]
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