1936 Winter Olympics

4th edition of Winter Olympics, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. Germany also hosted the Summer Olympics the same year in Berlin.

IV Olympic Winter Games
Host cityGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Athletes646 (566 men, 80 women)
Events17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening6 February
Closing16 February
Opened by
StadiumGroße Olympiaschanze
Lake Placid 1932 St. Moritz 1948
Sapporo 1940
Los Angeles 1932 Berlin 1936

Participating nations


28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany, to date the largest number at a Winter Games. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia all returned to the Games after having missed the 1932 Winter Olympics.

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