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Summer Olympics
1896 Athens, Greece
1900 Paris, France
1904 St.Louis, USA
1906 Athens, Greece
1908 London, England
1912 Stockholm, Sweeden
1920 Antwerp, Belgium
1924 Paris, France
1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 Los Angeles, USA
1936 Berlin, Germany
1948 London, England
1952 Helsinki, Finland
1956 Melbourne, Australia
1960 Rome, Italy
1964 Tokyo, Japan
1968 Mexico City, Mexico
1972 Munich, Germany
1976 Montreal, Canada
1980 Moscow, USSR
1984 Los Angeles, USA
1988 Seoul, Korea
1992 Barcelona, Spain
1996 Atlanta, USA
2000 Sydney, Australia
Winter Olympics
1924 Chamonix, France
1928 St.Moritz, Switzerland
1932 Lake Placid, USA
1936 Garmisch, Germany
1948 St.Moritz, Switzerland
1952 Oslo, Norway
1956 Cortina, Italy
1960 Squaw Valley, USA
1964 Innsbruck, Austria
1968 Grenoble, France
1972 Sapporo, Japan
1976 Innsbruck, Austria
1980 Lake Placid, USA
1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1988 Calgary, Canada
1992 Albertville, France
1994 Lillehammer, Norway
1998 Nagano, Japan
2002 Salt Lake City, USA

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Silvered Bronze




50 mm


2 mm


32 grams




3,000 ?


W. Pichl


The Innsbruck Olympic emblem (same used in 1964) lies at the center, surrounded by ice crystals and the legend XII OLYMISCHE WINTERSPIELE. The reverse shows the Bergisel ski jump with a city/landscape view of Innsbruck and Austrian Alps. The medals were presented in a blue presentation case.


The 1976 Winter Olympics were awarded to the U.S. city of Denver, but the people of the state of Colorado voted to prohibit public funds from being used to support the Games. Innsbruck stepped in and hosted the Games only 12 years after its last Olympics. Rosi Mittermaier won two of the three Alpine skiing events and almost became the first woman to sweep all three events. But in the final race, Kathy Kreiner beat her by 12 hundredths of a second. The ice hockey team from the USSR won its fourth straight gold medal. A new figure skating event, ice dancing, was added to the program and like the pairs, it was dominated by Russian couples. The most memorable image of the Games was Franz Klammer flying wildly down the downhill course, barely keeping control, on his way to a gold medal.