MarcoLympics
1956 Cortina d'Empezzo Winter

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  THE VIIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Torche
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accueil Games had to take place in 1944, in the beautiful station of the Dolomites. This one had to wait for twelve years. Record of participation, remarkable technical organization, the beginning of the broadcast, which allow finally the sensitive to cold journalists to follow comfortably, by their armchair, the progress of tests.

DatesUS : January 26 - february 5, 1956
N.O.C. participants: 32
Number of sports: 4
Number of contests: 24
Number of athletes: 821
Men : 687
Women : 134
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Media :
Opening : Giovanni Gronchi, Republic President
Oath : Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo
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Oath coach :
Number of lights bearer :
Last light bearer : Guido Caroli
Bids towns : Colorado Springs (USA), Lake Placid (USA), Montreal (CAN)