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1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games

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Host City: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (February 6, 1936 to February 16, 1936)
Opening Ceremony: February 6, 1936 (opened by Chancellor Adolf Hitler)
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Willy Bogner (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 16, 1936
Events: 17 in 8 sports

Participants: 668 (588 men and 80 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: JPN Etsuko Inada (12 years, 4 days)
Oldest Participant: LAT Verners Auls (46 years, 186 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NOR Ivar Ballangrud (4 medals)
Most Medals (Country): NOR Norway (15 medals)

Overview

The 1936 Olympic Winter Games were held in the beautiful Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. After Berlin was selected to host the 1936 Olympic Games, Germany exercised its option to host the Winter Olympics and in May 1933 informed the IOC that they had chosen the resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Three sites had been considered by the Germans, including Schreiberhau, Braunlage-Schierke, and Garmisch. But Garmisch had many facilities available already and its Bavarian location was home to the German National Socialist Party. The National Socialists had come to power in January 1933, led by Adolf Hitler. It was not to be a happy time for the IOC.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 7 5 3 15
2 Sweden 2 2 3 7
3 Germany 3 3 0 6
4 Finland 1 2 3 6
5 Austria 1 1 2 4
6 United States 1 0 3 4
7 Switzerland 1 2 0 3
8 Great Britain 1 1 1 3
9 Canada 0 1 0 1
10 France 0 0 1 1
11 Hungary 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 3 1 0 4
2 Oddbjørn Hagen (NOR) 1 2 0 3
3 Birger Wasenius (FIN) 0 2 1 3
4 Ernst Baier (GER) 1 1 0 2
5 Joseph Beerli (SUI) 1 1 0 2
6 Erik Larsson (SWE) 1 0 1 2
7 Fritz Feierabend (SUI) 0 2 0 2
8 Olaf Hoffsbakken (NOR) 0 2 0 2
9 Sverre Brodahl (NOR) 0 1 1 2
10 Christl Cranz (GER) 1 0 0 1
11 Sonja Henie (NOR) 1 0 0 1
12 Maxi Herber (GER) 1 0 0 1
13 Sandy Archer (GBR) 1 0 0 1
14 Jimmy Borland (GBR) 1 0 0 1
15 Charles Bouvier (SUI) 1 0 0 1
16 Edgar Brenchley (GBR) 1 0 0 1
17 Ivan Brown (USA) 1 0 0 1
18 Jimmy Chappell (GBR) 1 0 0 1
19 Johnny Coward (GBR) 1 0 0 1
20 Gordon Dailley (GBR) 1 0 0 1
21 Gerry Davey (GBR) 1 0 0 1
22 Carl Erhardt (GBR) 1 0 0 1
23 Jimmy Foster (GBR) 1 0 0 1
24 Noldi Gartmann (SUI) 1 0 0 1
25 Kalle Jalkanen (FIN) 1 0 0 1
26 Klaes Karppinen (FIN) 1 0 0 1
27 Jack Kilpatrick (GBR) 1 0 0 1
28 Matti Lähde (FIN) 1 0 0 1
29 Charles Mathiesen (NOR) 1 0 0 1
30 Pierre Musy (SUI) 1 0 0 1
31 Sulo Nurmela (FIN) 1 0 0 1
32 Franz Pfnür (GER) 1 0 0 1
33 Birger Ruud (NOR) 1 0 0 1
34 Karl Schäfer (AUT) 1 0 0 1
35 Archie Stinchcombe (GBR) 1 0 0 1
36 Al Washbond (USA) 1 0 0 1
37 Elis Wiklund (SWE) 1 0 0 1
38 Bob Wyman (GBR) 1 0 0 1
39 Cecilia Colledge (GBR) 0 1 0 1
40 Käthe Grasegger (GER) 0 1 0 1
41 Ilse Pausin (AUT) 0 1 0 1
42 Hans Aichele (SUI) 0 1 0 1
43 Hans Bütikofer (SUI) 0 1 0 1
44 Reto Capadrutt (SUI) 0 1 0 1
45 Bill Deacon (CAN) 0 1 0 1
46 Sven Eriksson (SWE) 0 1 0 1
47 Ken Farmer (CAN) 0 1 0 1
48 Hugh Farquharson (CAN) 0 1 0 1
49 Jim Haggarty (CAN) 0 1 0 1
50 Bjarne Iversen (NOR) 0 1 0 1
51 Walter Kitchen (CAN) 0 1 0 1
52 Georg Krog (NOR) 0 1 0 1
53 Gustav Lantschner (GER) 0 1 0 1
54 Ray Milton (CAN) 0 1 0 1
55 Dinty Moore (CAN) 0 1 0 1
56 Herman Murray (CAN) 0 1 0 1
57 Jakie Nash (CAN) 0 1 0 1
58 Dave Neville (CAN) 0 1 0 1
59 Erik Pausin (AUT) 0 1 0 1
60 Ralph Saint Germain (CAN) 0 1 0 1
61 Alex Sinclair (CAN) 0 1 0 1
62 Bill Thomson (CAN) 0 1 0 1
63 Axel Wikström (SWE) 0 1 0 1
64 Vivi-Anne Hultén (SWE) 0 0 1 1
65 Emília Rotter (HUN) 0 0 1 1
66 Laila Schou Nilsen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
67 Émile Allais (FRA) 0 0 1 1
68 Reidar Andersen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
69 John Berger (SWE) 0 0 1 1
70 James Cardno (GBR) 0 0 1 1
71 Gil Colgate, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
72 Guy Dugdale (GBR) 0 0 1 1
73 Nils Englund (SWE) 0 0 1 1
74 Leo Freisinger (USA) 0 0 1 1
75 Jack Garrison (USA) 0 0 1 1
76 Charles Green (GBR) 0 0 1 1
77 Artur Häggblad (SWE) 0 0 1 1
78 Fred Kammer, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
79 Felix Kaspar (AUT) 0 0 1 1
80 Phil LaBatte (USA) 0 0 1 1
81 Dick Lawrence (USA) 0 0 1 1
82 Johnny Lax (USA) 0 0 1 1
83 Martin Matsbo (SWE) 0 0 1 1
84 Freddie McEvoy (GBR) 0 0 1 1
85 Tom Moon (USA) 0 0 1 1
86 Pekka Niemi (FIN) 0 0 1 1
87 Antero Ojala (FIN) 0 0 1 1
88 Elbridge Ross, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
89 Paul Rowe (USA) 0 0 1 1
90 Frank Shaughnessy, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
91 Gordon Smith (USA) 0 0 1 1
92 Frank Spain (USA) 0 0 1 1
93 Max Stiepl (AUT) 0 0 1 1
94 Frank Stubbs, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
95 László Szollás (HUN) 0 0 1 1

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