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18/02/1960 The VIII Olympic Winter Games open in Squaw Valley

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Olympic Heritage at Squaw Valley

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SQUAW VALLEY 1960 (OPENING CEREMONY)

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Flame in the snow: an official film of the VIII Olympic Winter Games (1960)

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Olympic Legacy Shines Bright At Squaw

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THE WINTER OLYMPICS

The Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California attracted 665 athletes, 521 men, and 144 women, representing 30 countries, who participated in 4 sports and 27 events. Women's speed skating and biathlon made their Olympic debuts. For the 1st and only time, bobsled was not on the Winter Olympic program.
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    • Essentials 

    • Host city selection 

    • Organization 

    • Television 

    • Politics 

    • Events 

    • Opening ceremonies 

    • Ice hockey 

    • Cross-country skiing 

    • Biathlon 

    • Nordic combined 

    • Ski jumping 

    • Figure skating 

    • Speed skating 

    • Alpine skiing 

    • Closing ceremonies 

    • Venues 

    • Participating nations