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1964 Innsbruck Winter Games

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria (January 27, 1964 to February 9, 1964)
Opening Ceremony: January 29, 1964 (opened by President Dr. Adolf Schärf)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Josl Rieder
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Paul Aste (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 9, 1964
Events: 34 in 10 sports

Participants: 1,094 (894 men and 200 women) from 36 countries
Youngest Participant: TCH Ondrej Nepela (13 years, 12 days)
Oldest Participant: ARG Matiás Stinnes (53 years, 217 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): URS Lidiya Skoblikova (4 medals)
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (25 medals)

Overview

After narrowly losing out for 1960 to the phantom Squaw Valley, Innsbruck was an almost unanimous choice to host the 1964 Olympics. And few better choices have ever been made by the IOC. Innsbruck became the first winter city to spread the Olympic events around geographically a bit with some events being held 30 km. (20 miles) from Innsbruck centre. Because of this and the central location of the city, well over a million spectators saw these Olympics. In addition, television now transmitted them to over a billion viewers. Computers were also present for the first time at an Olympics, as the electronic age came to Olympia.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 11 8 6 25
2 Norway 3 6 6 15
3 Austria 4 5 3 12
4 Finland 3 4 3 10
5 Germany 3 3 3 9
6 France 3 4 0 7
7 Sweden 3 3 1 7
8 United States 1 2 4 7
9 Italy 0 1 3 4
10 Canada 1 1 1 3
11 Netherlands 1 1 0 2
12 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
13 North Korea 0 1 0 1
14 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 4 0 0 4
2 Klavdiya Boyarskikh (URS) 3 0 0 3
3 Eero Mäntyranta (FIN) 2 1 0 3
4 Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 2 0 1 3
5 Christine Goitschel (FRA) 1 1 0 2
6 Marielle Goitschel (FRA) 1 1 0 2
7 Yevdokiya Mekshilo (URS) 1 1 0 2
8 Toralf Engan (NOR) 1 1 0 2
9 Veikko Kankkonen (FIN) 1 1 0 2
10 Assar Rönnlund (SWE) 1 1 0 2
11 Alevtina Kolchina (URS) 1 0 1 2
12 Knut Johannesen (NOR) 1 0 1 2
13 Pepi Stiegler (AUT) 1 0 1 2
14 Irina Yegorova (URS) 0 2 0 2
15 Harald Grønningen (NOR) 0 2 0 2
16 Mirja Lehtonen (FIN) 0 1 1 2
17 Kaija Mustonen (FIN) 0 1 1 2
18 Jean Saubert (USA) 0 1 1 2
19 Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 0 1 1 2
20 Arto Tiainen (FIN) 0 1 1 2
21 Torgeir Brandtzæg (NOR) 0 0 2 2
22 Eugenio Monti (ITA) 0 0 2 2
23 Sergio Siorpaes (ITA) 0 0 2 2
24 Igor Voronchikhin (URS) 0 0 2 2

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