1956 Cortina d'Empezzo Winter

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  The Games were to be held in 1944 in the beautiful resort of the Dolomites. She had to wait twelve years. A record number of participants, a remarkable technical organisation, and the start of television broadcasts, which finally allowed journalists who were reluctant to follow the progress of the events from their armchairs.

Dates: 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
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Giovanni Gronchi, Republic President
Oath: Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Guido Caroli
Bids towns: Colorado Springs (USA), Lake Placid (USA), Montreal (CAN)