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1932 Lake Placid Winter Games

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States (February 4, 1932 to February 15, 1932)
Opening Ceremony: February 4, 1932 (opened by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Jack Shea (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 13, 1932
Events: 14 in 8 sports

Participants: 252 (231 men and 21 women) from 17 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Cecilia Colledge (11 years, 73 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Joseph Savage (52 years, 267 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (12 medals)

Overview

The 1932 Olympic Winter Games were held in the small upstate New York village of Lake Placid. The idea of bringing the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid was primarily the brainchild of Godfrey Dewey. Dewey's father was Melvil Dewey, who had founded the Dewey Decimal System, but who had also helped found the Lake Placid Club in 1895. Originally a summer resort, in 1904 Melvil Dewey decided to open the club for winter activities and it became famous for its winter sports.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 6 4 2 12
2 Norway 3 4 3 10
3 Canada 1 1 5 7
4 Sweden 1 2 0 3
5 Finland 1 1 1 3
6 Austria 1 1 0 2
7 Germany 0 0 2 2
8 France 1 0 0 1
9 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
10 Hungary 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Irving Jaffee (USA) 2 0 0 2
2 Jack Shea (USA) 2 0 0 2
3 Veli Saarinen (FIN) 1 0 1 2
4 Alex Hurd (CAN) 0 1 1 2
5 Willy Logan (CAN) 0 0 2 2
6 Eddie Eagan (USA) 1 0 0 1
7 Sonja Henie (NOR) 1 0 0 1
8 Andrée Brunet-Joly (FRA) 1 0 0 1
9 Pierre Brunet (FRA) 1 0 0 1
10 Bill Cockburn (CAN) 1 0 0 1
11 Cliff Crowley (CAN) 1 0 0 1
12 Bert Duncanson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
13 Billy Fiske (USA) 1 0 0 1
14 George Garbutt (CAN) 1 0 0 1
15 Cliff Gray (USA) 1 0 0 1
16 Johan Grøttumsbraaten (NOR) 1 0 0 1
17 Roy Henkel (CAN) 1 0 0 1
18 Vic Lindquist (CAN) 1 0 0 1
19 Norm Malloy (CAN) 1 0 0 1
20 Wally Monson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
21 Ken Moore (CAN) 1 0 0 1
22 J. J. O'Brien (USA) 1 0 0 1
23 Romeo Rivers (CAN) 1 0 0 1
24 Birger Ruud (NOR) 1 0 0 1
25 Karl Schäfer (AUT) 1 0 0 1
26 Hack Simpson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
27 Curtis Stevens (USA) 1 0 0 1
28 Hubert Stevens (USA) 1 0 0 1
29 Hugh Sutherland (CAN) 1 0 0 1
30 Sven Utterström (SWE) 1 0 0 1
31 Stan Wagner (CAN) 1 0 0 1
32 Alston Wise (CAN) 1 0 0 1
33 Fritzi Burger (AUT) 0 1 0 1
34 Beatrix Loughran (USA) 0 1 0 1
35 Ty Anderson (USA) 0 1 0 1
36 Sherwin Badger (USA) 0 1 0 1
37 Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 0 1 0 1
38 Hans Beck (NOR) 0 1 0 1
39 Johnny Bent (USA) 0 1 0 1
40 Percy Bryant (USA) 0 1 0 1
41 Reto Capadrutt (SUI) 0 1 0 1
42 John Chase (USA) 0 1 0 1
43 John Cookman (USA) 0 1 0 1
44 Bernt Evensen (NOR) 0 1 0 1
45 Doug Everett (USA) 0 1 0 1
46 Frank Farrel, III (USA) 0 1 0 1
47 Joe Fitzgerald (USA) 0 1 0 1
48 Ted Frazier (USA) 0 1 0 1
49 Jack Garrison (USA) 0 1 0 1
50 Oscar Geier (SUI) 0 1 0 1
51 Gillis Grafström (SWE) 0 1 0 1
52 Gerard Hallock (USA) 0 1 0 1
53 Henry Homburger (USA) 0 1 0 1
54 Ed Horton (USA) 0 1 0 1
55 Väinö Liikkanen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
56 Bob Livingston (USA) 0 1 0 1
57 Eddie Murphy (USA) 0 1 0 1
58 Frank Nelson, Jr. (USA) 0 1 0 1
59 Winthrop Palmer, Jr. (USA) 0 1 0 1
60 Gordon Smith (USA) 0 1 0 1
61 Ole Stenen (NOR) 0 1 0 1
62 Paul Stevens (USA) 0 1 0 1
63 Axel Wikström (SWE) 0 1 0 1
64 Emília Rotter (HUN) 0 0 1 1
65 Maribel Vinson (USA) 0 0 1 1
66 Rudi Ball (GER) 0 0 1 1
67 Jack Heaton (USA) 0 0 1 1
68 Alfred Heinrich (GER) 0 0 1 1
69 Erich Herker (GER) 0 0 1 1
70 Sebastian Huber (GER) 0 0 1 1
71 Gustav Jaenecke (GER) 0 0 1 1
72 Hanns Kilian (GER) 0 0 1 1
73 Werner Korff (GER) 0 0 1 1
74 Walter Leinweber (GER) 0 0 1 1
75 Max Ludwig (GER) 0 0 1 1
76 Hans Mehlhorn (GER) 0 0 1 1
77 Bob Minton (USA) 0 0 1 1
78 Arne Rustadstuen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
79 Erich Römer (GER) 0 0 1 1
80 Martin Schröttle (GER) 0 0 1 1
81 Marquard Slevogt (GER) 0 0 1 1
82 Frank Stack (CAN) 0 0 1 1
83 Georg Strobl (GER) 0 0 1 1
84 László Szollás (HUN) 0 0 1 1
85 Hans Vinjarengen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
86 Kåre Walberg (NOR) 0 0 1 1
87 Bud Wilson (CAN) 0 0 1 1

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