1960 Winter Olympics

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The 1960 Winter Olympics officially the VIII Olympic Winter Games and also known as Squaw Valley 1960, were a winter multi-sport event held from February 18 to 28, 1960, at the Squaw Valley Resort (now known as Palisades Tahoe) in Squaw Valley, California, United States. The resort was chosen to host the Games at the 1956 meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Events[edit | edit source]

Venues[edit | edit source]

Venue Sports Capacity
Blyth Arena Figure skating, Ice hockey; opening and closing ceremonies 8,500
McKinney Creek Stadium Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 1,000
Papoose Peak Ski jumping hill Ski jumping, Nordic combined (ski jumping) Not listed.
Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink Ice hockey, Speed skating 8500
Palisades Tahoe Alpine skiing 9,650

Participating nations[edit | edit source]

Participating National Olympic Committees

Medal winners[edit | edit source]

Alpine skiing
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's downhill Germany Hans Peter Lanig France Jean Vuarnet Italy Bruno Alberti
Women's downhill Germany Heidi Biebl United States Penelope Pitou Austria Traudl Hecher
Men's slalom Austria Ernst Hinterseer Switzerland Adolf Mathis France Charles Bozon
Women's slalom United States Betsy Snite Austria Hilde Hofherr United States Renie Cox
Men's giant slalom Switzerland Roger Staub Austria Toni Sailer Austria Ernst Hinterseer
Women's giant slalom Switzerland Yvonne Rüegg United States Penelope Pitou Italy Giulianna Minuzzo
Biathlon
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 20 km Finland Antti Tyrväinen Sweden Klas Lestender Soviet Union Aleksander Privalov
Cross-country skiing
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 15 km Norway Hakon Brusveen Sweden Sixten Jernberg Soviet Union Nikolay Anikin
Men's 30 km Sweden Sixten Jernberg Sweden Rolf Rämgard Finland Veikko Hakulinen
Men's 50 km Finland Veikko Hakulinen Sweden Lennart Larsson Norway Oddmund Jensen
Men's 4x10 relay Flag of Norway Norway Flag of Finland Finland Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Women's 10 km Soviet Union Maria Gusakova Soviet Union Lyubov Kozyreva Soviet Union Radya Yeroshina
Women's 3x5 relay Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union Flag of Norway Norway
Figure skating
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles United States David Jenkins Canada Donald Jackson United States Tim Brown
Ladies singles United States Carol Heiss United States Barbara Roles Austria Regine Heitzer
Pairs Canada Barbara Wagner/Robert Paul Canada Maria Jelinek/Otto Jelinek United States Nancy Ludington/Ronald Ludington
Ice-hockey
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team  United States  Canada  Soviet Union
Nordic combined
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual Germany Georg Thoma Norway Tormod Knutsen Germany Günter Flauger
Ski jumping
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual Germany Helmut Recknagel Norway Torbjorn Yggeseth Austria Otto Leodolter
Speed Skating
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 500 metres United States Bill Disney Norway Roald Aas Soviet Union Yevgeny Grischin
Men's 1500 metres Norway Roald Aas Soviet Union Yevgeny Grischin United States Bill Disney
Men's 5000 metres Soviet Union Viktor Kosichkin Netherlands Jan Pesman Canada Ralf Olin
Men's 10 000 metres Norway Knut Johannesen Soviet Union Viktor Kosichkin Netherlands Jan Pesman
Women's 500 metres Germany Helga Haase United States Jeanne Ashworth Finland Eevi Huttunen
Women's 1000 metres Soviet Union Klara Guseva United States Jeanna Ashworth Finland Eevi Huttunen
Women's 1500 metres Sweden Christina Scherling Poland Helena Pilejczyk United States Jeanne Ashworth
Women's 3000 metres Soviet Union Lidiya Skoblikova Soviet Union Valentina Stenina Japan Hatsue Nagakubo

Medal count[edit | edit source]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States*55515
2 United Team of Germany5016
3 Soviet Union45615
4 Norway4329
5 Sweden3407
6 Finland2136
7 Switzerland2103
8 Canada1315
9 Austria1247
10 France0112
 Netherlands0112
12 Poland0101
13 Italy0022
14 Japan0011
Totals (14 nations)27272781

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Cortina d'Ampezzo
VIII Olympic Winter Games
Squaw Valley

1960
Succeeded by
Innsbruck

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