Oslo 1952

1952 Winter Olympics

The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1952 in Oslo, Norway.

Host City Selection

Oslo had two other candidate cities going against it for the 1952 Winter Olympics. The vote took place at the 40th IOC Session in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 21, 1947. The chart's information comes from the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page. Most of all, these Winter Olympics was the first to be contested by having the International Olympic Committee members to cast their ballots for their favorite choice.

1952 Winter Olympics Bidding Results
City NOC Name Round 1
Oslo

18
Cortina d'Ampezzo

9
Lake Placid, New York

1

Highlights

Medal winners

See the medal winners ordered by sport:

Demonstration sport

Venues

Participating nations

A total of 30 nations sent athletes to compete at these Games, which was the highest number to that date. New Zealand and Portugal participated at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time. Australia, Germany (of the three contemporary German states, only the Federal Republic of Germany send athletes), and Japan returned, after having missed the 1948 Winter Olympics. South Korea, Liechtenstein, and Turkey did not participate in 1952, after having competed in 1948.

Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1952 Winter Games.
1 (host nation) 7 3 6 16
2 4 6 1 11
3 3 4 2 9
4 3 2 2 7
5 2 4 2 8
6 1 0 1 2
1 0 1 2
8 1 0 0 1
9 0 3 0 3
10 0 0 4 4

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