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1952 Oslo Winter Games

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Host City: Oslo, Norway (February 14, 1952 to February 25, 1952)
Opening Ceremony: February 15, 1952 (opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Ragnhild)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Eigil Nansen
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Torbjørn Falkanger (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 25, 1952
Events: 22 in 8 sports

Participants: 694 (585 men and 109 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Alain Giletti (12 years, 162 days)
Oldest Participant: NOR Arne Holst (47 years, 342 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GER Mirl Buchner and NOR Hjalmar Andersen (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): NOR Norway (16 medals)

Overview

The Olympic Winter Games were finally held in a Nordic country and Norway worked hard to make these excellent Olympics. The Norwegians renovated the famed Holmenkollen ski jump for the 1952 Winter Olympics. A restaurant and shops were placed under the take-off ramp, and an outdoor standing room stadium area was constructed that allowed 130,000 people to watch the ski jumping events. At the request of the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Norwegian Organizing Committee built an indoor ice hockey rink, the first time that ice hockey was held indoors at the Olympics.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 7 3 6 16
2 United States 4 6 1 11
3 Finland 3 4 2 9
4 Austria 2 4 2 8
5 Germany 3 2 2 7
6 Sweden 0 0 4 4
7 Netherlands 0 3 0 3
8 Italy 1 0 1 2
9 Canada 1 0 1 2
10 Switzerland 0 0 2 2
11 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
12 France 0 0 1 1
13 Hungary 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Hjalmar Andersen (NOR) 3 0 0 3
2 Mirl Buchner (GER) 0 1 2 3
3 Andrea Mead-Lawrence (USA) 2 0 0 2
4 Lorenz Nieberl (GER) 2 0 0 2
5 Andreas Ostler (GER) 2 0 0 2
6 Hallgeir Brenden (NOR) 1 1 0 2
7 Stein Eriksen (NOR) 1 1 0 2
8 Heikki Hasu (FIN) 1 1 0 2
9 Tapio Mäkelä (FIN) 1 1 0 2
10 Othmar Schneider (AUT) 1 1 0 2
11 Paavo Lonkila (FIN) 1 0 1 2
12 Stan Benham (USA) 0 2 0 2
13 Kees Broekman (NED) 0 2 0 2
14 Pat Martin (USA) 0 2 0 2
15 Magnar Estenstad (NOR) 0 1 1 2
16 Christian Pravda (AUT) 0 1 1 2
17 Fritz Feierabend (SUI) 0 0 2 2
18 Stephan Waser (SUI) 0 0 2 2
19 Trude Jochum-Beiser (AUT) 1 0 0 1
20 Ria Falk (GER) 1 0 0 1
21 Lydia Wideman (FIN) 1 0 0 1
22 George Abel (CAN) 1 0 0 1
23 Arnfinn Bergmann (NOR) 1 0 0 1
24 Dick Button (USA) 1 0 0 1
25 Zeno Colò (ITA) 1 0 0 1
26 Jack Davies (CAN) 1 0 0 1
27 Billy Dawe (CAN) 1 0 0 1
28 Bruce Dickson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
29 Paul Falk (GER) 1 0 0 1
30 Don Gauf (CAN) 1 0 0 1
31 Billy Gibson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
32 Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 1 0 0 1
33 Ralph Hansch (CAN) 1 0 0 1
34 Ken Henry (USA) 1 0 0 1
35 Franz Kemser (GER) 1 0 0 1
36 Urpo Korhonen (FIN) 1 0 0 1
37 Fritz Kuhn (GER) 1 0 0 1
38 Bob Meyers (CAN) 1 0 0 1
39 David Miller (CAN) 1 0 0 1
40 Jeannette Altwegg (GBR) 1 0 0 1
41 Eric Paterson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
42 Tom Pollock (CAN) 1 0 0 1
43 Al Purvis (CAN) 1 0 0 1
44 Gordie Robertson (CAN) 1 0 0 1
45 Louis Secco (CAN) 1 0 0 1
46 Simon Slåttvik (NOR) 1 0 0 1
47 Frank Sullivan (CAN) 1 0 0 1
48 Bob Watt (CAN) 1 0 0 1
49 Martin Stokken (NOR) 0 1 0 1
50 Tenley Albright (USA) 0 1 0 1
51 Mirja Hietamies (FIN) 0 1 0 1
52 Karol Kennedy (USA) 0 1 0 1
53 Ossi Reichert (GER) 0 1 0 1
54 Dagmar Rom (AUT) 0 1 0 1
55 Jim Atkinson (USA) 0 1 0 1
56 Rube Bjorkman (USA) 0 1 0 1
57 Lenny Ceglarski (USA) 0 1 0 1
58 Howard Crossett, Jr. (USA) 0 1 0 1
59 Joe Czarnota (USA) 0 1 0 1
60 Dick Desmond (USA) 0 1 0 1
61 Torbjørn Falkanger (NOR) 0 1 0 1
62 Andre Gambucci (USA) 0 1 0 1
63 Cliff Harrison (USA) 0 1 0 1
64 Peter Kennedy (USA) 0 1 0 1
65 Gerry Kilmartin (USA) 0 1 0 1
66 Mikal Kirkholt (NOR) 0 1 0 1
67 Eero Kolehmainen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
68 Don McDermott (USA) 0 1 0 1
69 Jack Mulhern (USA) 0 1 0 1
70 John Noah (USA) 0 1 0 1
71 Arnie Oss, Jr. (USA) 0 1 0 1
72 Bob Rompre (USA) 0 1 0 1
73 Jim Sedin (USA) 0 1 0 1
74 Helmut Seibt (AUT) 0 1 0 1
75 Wim van der Voort (NED) 0 1 0 1
76 Al Van (USA) 0 1 0 1
77 Don Whiston (USA) 0 1 0 1
78 Ken Yackel (USA) 0 1 0 1
79 Jacqueline du Bief (FRA) 0 0 1 1
80 Siiri Rantanen (FIN) 0 0 1 1
81 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo (ITA) 0 0 1 1
82 Marianna Nagy (HUN) 0 0 1 1
83 Göte Almqvist (SWE) 0 0 1 1
84 Sigurd Andersson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
85 Åke Andersson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
86 Hans Andersson-Tvilling (SWE) 0 0 1 1
87 Stig Andersson-Tvilling (SWE) 0 0 1 1
88 Carl-Erik Asplund (SWE) 0 0 1 1
89 Gordon Audley (CAN) 0 0 1 1
90 Guttorm Berge (NOR) 0 0 1 1
91 Lars Björn (SWE) 0 0 1 1
92 Göte Blomqvist (SWE) 0 0 1 1
93 André Filippini (SUI) 0 0 1 1
94 Thord Flodqvist (SWE) 0 0 1 1
95 Jim Grogan (USA) 0 0 1 1
96 Sverre Haugli (NOR) 0 0 1 1
97 Karl Holmström (SWE) 0 0 1 1
98 Arne Johansen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
99 Erik Johansson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
100 Gösta Johansson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
101 Rune Johansson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
102 Sven Johansson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
103 Enar Josefsson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
104 Åke Lassas (SWE) 0 0 1 1
105 Martin Lundström (SWE) 0 0 1 1
106 Albert Madörin (SUI) 0 0 1 1
107 László Nagy (HUN) 0 0 1 1
108 Holger Nurmela (SWE) 0 0 1 1
109 Hans Öberg (SWE) 0 0 1 1
110 Lars Pettersson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
111 Toni Spiß (AUT) 0 0 1 1
112 Sverre Stenersen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
113 Lars Svensson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
114 Sven Thunman (SWE) 0 0 1 1
115 Nils Täpp (SWE) 0 0 1 1
116 Roald Aas (NOR) 0 0 1 1

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