1936 Winter Olympics

1936 Winter Olympics

IV Olympic Winter Games
The 1936 Olympic Logo comprises the Olympic rings in the foreground and
the summit of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alps
with a ski track leading to the mountains in the background.
Around, there is the inscription "IV. OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 1936
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN"
Host city Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 646
(566 men, 80 women)
Events 17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening ceremony February 6
Closing ceremony February 16
Officially opened by President / Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Athlete's Oath Wilhelm Bogner
Stadium Olympia Skistadion

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games (French: Les IVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (German: Olympische Winterspiele 1936), were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted the Summer Olympics the same year in Berlin. 1936 is the last year in which the Summer and Winter Games were both held in the same country (the cancelled 1940 games would have been held in Japan, with that country likewise hosting the Winter and Summer games).

The 1936 Winter Olympics were organized on behalf of the Hans von Tschammer und Osten.

Highlights

Sports

Medals were awarded in 17 events contested in 4 sports (8 disciplines).

Demonstration sports

Venues