Winter Games Innsbruck 1964 Austria 29 January - 9 February 1964

  • Host Nation Austria
  • Sports 6
  • Duration 29 January - 9 February 1964
  • Competition Venues -
  • Competing Athletes 1091
  • Competing Nations 36

Innsbruck 1964

20,614 DAYS

About Games

The 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck were threatened by a lack of snow. The Austrian army rushed to the rescue, carving out 20,000 ice bricks from a mountain top and transporting them to the bobsled and luge runs, and also carried 40,000 cubic meters of snow to the Alpine skiing courses.

The Innsbruck Games ended a twelve year wait for Team GB to win a medal; Nash and Dixon won the Bobsleigh race after being loaned an axle bolt by the Italian bobsledder Eugenio Monti, who finished third but would be given the first De Coubertin Medal for sportsmanship.

Innsbruck 1964 Athletes

Medal Record

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Medal List