Innsbruck 1964
A lack of snow threatened the Games but the Austrian army came to the rescue. The Innsbruck Games were threatened by a lack of snow. The Austrian army rushed to the rescue, carving out 20,000 blocks of ice from the mountain side and transporting them down to the luge and bobsleigh tracks. They also carried 40,000 cubic metres of snow to the Alpine skiing slopes.

Mongolia, India and North Korea all made their debuts, and the latter’s Han Pil Hwa took silver in the women’s 3,000m speed skating event, her country’s first Olympic Winter medal. In the bobsleigh, athletes raced on a track that used artificial ice – another first. This resulted in the sport losing much of its danger.
IX - W Winter Olympic Games  Innsbruck 1964
Opening Ceremony 29 Jan 1964
Closing Ceremony 09 Feb 1964
Host City Innsbruck
Country Austria
Nations Participating 36
Athletes Female 199 Male 892
Events 34
Disciplines 1
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 PRK DPR Korea
0 1 0 1 1

    Total: 0 1 0 1  
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.


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Emblem, Innsbruck 1964

The emblem represents the coat of arms of the city of Innsbruck, showing the b


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