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1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games

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Host City: Squaw Valley, United States (February 19, 1960 to February 28, 1960)
Opening Ceremony: February 18, 1960 (opened by Vice-President Richard Nixon)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Kenneth Henry
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Carol Heiss (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 28, 1960
Events: 27 in 8 sports

Participants: 665 (521 men and 144 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: RSA Marcelle Matthews (11 years, 306 days)
Oldest Participant: ARG Francisco Jerman (39 years, 130 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Veikko Hakulinen (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (21 medals)

Overview

When the 1960 Olympic Winter Games were awarded to Squaw Valley, California, all that existed there was a hotel. The ski village was the dream of Alexander C. Cushing and he succeeded in convincing the IOC to hold the Olympics there. Squaw Valley's obscurity was best exemplified at the closing ceremony of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games. Traditionally the mayor of the host city hands the Olympic flag over to the mayor of the next host city. But Squaw Valley was an unincorporated village and did not have a mayor. U.S. Congressman Harold T. Johnson, representing Squaw Valley's district, was drafted to stand in and receive the flag from former Italian bobsledder Renzo Menardi, deputy mayor of Cortina.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 7 5 9 21
2 United States 3 4 3 10
3 Germany 4 3 1 8
4 Finland 2 3 3 8
5 Sweden 3 2 2 7
6 Norway 3 3 0 6
7 Austria 1 2 3 6
8 Canada 2 1 1 4
9 France 1 0 2 3
10 Switzerland 2 0 0 2
11 Netherlands 0 1 1 2
12 Poland 0 1 1 2
13 Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
14 Italy 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 1 1 1 3
2 Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 2 0 0 2
3 Yevgeny Grishin (URS) 2 0 0 2
4 Mariya Gusakova (URS) 1 1 0 2
5 Helga Haase (GER) 1 1 0 2
6 Håkon Brusveen (NOR) 1 1 0 2
7 Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 1 1 0 2
8 Knut Johannesen (NOR) 1 1 0 2
9 Viktor Kosichkin (URS) 1 1 0 2
10 Ernst Hinterseer (AUT) 1 0 1 2
11 Lyubov Kozyreva-Baranova (URS) 0 2 0 2
12 Penny Pitou (USA) 0 2 0 2
13 Radiya Yeroshina (URS) 0 1 1 2
14 Rolf Rämgård (SWE) 0 1 1 2
15 Nikolay Anikin (URS) 0 0 2 2
16 Heidi Biebl (GER) 1 0 0 1
17 Sonja Edström-Ruthström (SWE) 1 0 0 1
18 Klara Guseva-Nesterova (URS) 1 0 0 1
19 Anne Heggtveit (CAN) 1 0 0 1
20 Carol Heiss (USA) 1 0 0 1
21 Irma Johansson (SWE) 1 0 0 1
22 Yvonne Rüegg (SUI) 1 0 0 1
23 Britt Strandberg (SWE) 1 0 0 1
24 Barbara Wagner (CAN) 1 0 0 1
25 Toimi Alatalo (FIN) 1 0 0 1
26 Rog Christian (USA) 1 0 0 1
27 Billy Christian (USA) 1 0 0 1
28 Bobby Cleary (USA) 1 0 0 1
29 Bill Cleary, Jr. (USA) 1 0 0 1
30 Gene Grazia (USA) 1 0 0 1
31 Väinö Huhtala (FIN) 1 0 0 1
32 Kalevi Hämäläinen (FIN) 1 0 0 1
33 David Jenkins (USA) 1 0 0 1
34 Paul Johnson (USA) 1 0 0 1
35 Jack Kirrane, Jr. (USA) 1 0 0 1
36 Klas Lestander (SWE) 1 0 0 1
37 John Mayasich (USA) 1 0 0 1
38 Jack McCartan (USA) 1 0 0 1
39 Bob McVey (USA) 1 0 0 1
40 Dick Meredith (USA) 1 0 0 1
41 Eero Mäntyranta (FIN) 1 0 0 1
42 Weldy Olson (USA) 1 0 0 1
43 Bob Owen (USA) 1 0 0 1
44 Larry Palmer (USA) 1 0 0 1
45 Robert Paul (CAN) 1 0 0 1
46 Rod Paavola (USA) 1 0 0 1
47 Helmut Recknagel (GER) 1 0 0 1
48 Dick Rodenhiser (USA) 1 0 0 1
49 Roger Staub (SUI) 1 0 0 1
50 Georg Thoma (GER) 1 0 0 1
51 Jean Vuarnet (FRA) 1 0 0 1
52 Tom Williams (USA) 1 0 0 1
53 Roald Aas (NOR) 1 0 0 1
54 Sjoukje Dijkstra (NED) 0 1 0 1
55 Nataliya Donchenko (URS) 0 1 0 1
56 Marika Kilius (GER) 0 1 0 1
57 Elwira Seroczyńska (POL) 0 1 0 1
58 Betsy Snite (USA) 0 1 0 1
59 Valentina Stenina (URS) 0 1 0 1
60 Bob Attersley (CAN) 0 1 0 1
61 Moe Benoit (CAN) 0 1 0 1
62 Hallgeir Brenden (NOR) 0 1 0 1
63 Hans-Jürgen Bäumler (GER) 0 1 0 1
64 Jim Connelly (CAN) 0 1 0 1
65 Bill Disney (USA) 0 1 0 1
66 Karol Divín (TCH) 0 1 0 1
67 Jack Douglas (CAN) 0 1 0 1
68 Fred Etcher (CAN) 0 1 0 1
69 Bob Forhan (CAN) 0 1 0 1
70 Harald Grønningen (NOR) 0 1 0 1
71 Niilo Halonen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
72 Don Head (CAN) 0 1 0 1
73 Boat Hurley (CAN) 0 1 0 1
74 Tormod Knutsen (NOR) 0 1 0 1
75 Hans Peter Lanig (GER) 0 1 0 1
76 Ken Laufman (CAN) 0 1 0 1
77 Hias Leitner (AUT) 0 1 0 1
78 Butch Martin (CAN) 0 1 0 1
79 Bob McKnight (CAN) 0 1 0 1
80 Cliff Pennington (CAN) 0 1 0 1
81 Don Rope (CAN) 0 1 0 1
82 Bobby Rousseau (CAN) 0 1 0 1
83 George Samolenko (CAN) 0 1 0 1
84 Harry Sinden (CAN) 0 1 0 1
85 Darryl Sly (CAN) 0 1 0 1
86 Pepi Stiegler (AUT) 0 1 0 1
87 Antti Tyrväinen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
88 Einar Østby (NOR) 0 1 0 1
89 Jeanne Ashworth (USA) 0 0 1 1
90 Traudl Hecher (AUT) 0 0 1 1
91 Barbi Henneberger (GER) 0 0 1 1
92 Eevi Huttunen (FIN) 0 0 1 1
93 Siiri Rantanen (FIN) 0 0 1 1
94 Nancy Ludington (USA) 0 0 1 1
95 Toini Pöysti (FIN) 0 0 1 1
96 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo (ITA) 0 0 1 1
97 Helena Pilejczyk (POL) 0 0 1 1
98 Barbara Ann Roles (USA) 0 0 1 1
99 Tamara Rylova (URS) 0 0 1 1
100 Eeva Ruoppa (FIN) 0 0 1 1
101 Veniamin Aleksandrov (URS) 0 0 1 1
102 Aleksandr Almetov (URS) 0 0 1 1
103 Yury Baulin (URS) 0 0 1 1
104 Charles Bozon (FRA) 0 0 1 1
105 Mikhail Bychkov (URS) 0 0 1 1
106 Kjell Bäckman (SWE) 0 0 1 1
107 Rafael Grach (URS) 0 0 1 1
108 Vladimir Grebennikov (URS) 0 0 1 1
109 Yevgeny Groshev (URS) 0 0 1 1
110 Nikolay Gusakov (URS) 0 0 1 1
111 Don Jackson (CAN) 0 0 1 1
112 Nikolay Karpov (URS) 0 0 1 1
113 Alfred Kuchevsky (URS) 0 0 1 1
114 Aleksey Kuznetsov (URS) 0 0 1 1
115 Otto Leodolter (AUT) 0 0 1 1
116 Konstantin Loktev (URS) 0 0 1 1
117 Ron Ludington (USA) 0 0 1 1
118 Guy Périllat (FRA) 0 0 1 1
119 Jan Pesman (NED) 0 0 1 1
120 Stanislav Petukhov (URS) 0 0 1 1
121 Aleksandr Privalov (URS) 0 0 1 1
122 Viktor Pryazhnikov (URS) 0 0 1 1
123 Nikolay Puchkov (URS) 0 0 1 1
124 Anatoly Shelyukhin (URS) 0 0 1 1
125 Genrikh Sidorenkov (URS) 0 0 1 1
126 Nikolay Sologubov (URS) 0 0 1 1
127 Boris Stenin (URS) 0 0 1 1
128 Yury Tsitsinov (URS) 0 0 1 1
129 Gennady Vaganov (URS) 0 0 1 1
130 Viktor Yakushev (URS) 0 0 1 1
131 Yevgeny Yorkin (URS) 0 0 1 1

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