Innsbruck 1976 Austria 4 - 15 February 1976

  • Host Nation Austria
  • Sports 6
  • Duration 4 - 15 February 1976
  • Competition Venues 8
  • Competing Athletes 1123
  • Competing Nations 37
DAYS SINCE Innsbruck 1976
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About the Games

Innsbruck stepped in to stage the games for the second time, only 12 years after its successful 1964 Games. There were 37 nations competing this time around, and the Soviet Union yet again proved the most successful, winning 13 gold medals.

British figure skater John Curry tended to emphasise grace and artistic expression over athleticism, an approach that had cost him points with the judges in the past. But in Innsbruck he combined his natural elegance with a series of stunning jumps and was rewarded with the highest points total in the history of men's figure skating.