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1960 Squaw Valley Winter

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  THE VIIIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Torche
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accueil In June 1955, when a person of obscure repute, Alex Cushing, came to put Squaw Valley's candidature in the organization of Winter Game, there was in this valley lost by the Nevada, situated in 1900 m. Over the sea level, that a single hotel and a single skylit of which Cushing was the happy owner, as of most of the surrounding grounds. In five years hardly a station modern extreme reactionary is born and welcomes Games.

DatesUS : February 18 - 28, 1950
N.O.C. participants: 30
Number of sports: 4
Number of contests: 27
Number of athletes: 665
Men : 521
Women : 144
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Media :
Opening : Richard Nixon, USA Vice-President
Oath : Carol Heiss
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Number of lights bearer :
Last light bearer : Kenneth Charles (Ken) Henry
Bids towns : Innsbruck (AUT), St. Moritz (SUI), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)