Winter Olympic Games
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|II||St. Moritz, Switzerland||1928|
|III||Lake Placid, United States||1924|
|V||St. Moritz, Switzerland||1948|
|VII||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||1956|
|VIII||Squaw Valley, United States||1960|
|XIII||Lake Placid, United States||1980|
|XIX||Salt Lake City, United States||2002|
All Time Medal Standings
- The 1994 Winter Olympics were the most watched event in American TV history with 83% (or 204 million) of Americans watching some portion of the games. This was due in large part to the controversy surrounding figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.
- Winter Olympics V was cancelled twice due to World War II.
- The 1940 Winter Olympics were initially scheduled to take place in Sapporo, Japan, but the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out and they gave the games back to the IOC. The IOC gave the games to St. Moritz, Switzerland, but withdrew them from Switzerland due to disagreements. Finally, the games were given to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the location of the 1936 Winter Olympics, just in time for World War II to break out. The 1940 Olympics were finally officially cancelled in November, 1939.
- The 1944 Winter Olympics were intended to be held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, but were canceled, like the 1940 Winter Olympics, because of World War II.