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Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Date Started: January 30, 1964
Date Finished: February 8, 1964
Events: 6

Participants: 174 (119 men and 55 women) from 31 countries
Youngest Participant: LIE August Wolfinger (14 years, 86 days)
Oldest Participant: TUR Osman Yüce (34 years, 292 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): AUT Austria (7 medals)


Most of the Alpine events in 1964 were held on [Axamer Lizum], with the men's downhill held on the [Patscherkofel] course in Igls. There was one difference in the program in 1964, with the men's slalom starting with a qualifying round, the top 25 skiiers on each of two runs advancing to the final round. The biggest story in Alpine skiing in 1964 prior to the start of the Winter Olympics was snow, or the lack of it. The Austrian Organizers were so concerned that they enlisted the Austrian army to bring in truckloads of snow, this in the days before snowmaking equipment. Tragedy also struck the Alpine events during the training runs for the men's downhill, as Australian [Ross Milne], brother of [Malcolm Milne], was killed when he crashed into a tree.