1952 Winter Olympics

6th edition of Winter Olympics, in Oslo, Norway

The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway.

VI Olympic Winter Games
Host cityOslo, Norway
Athletes694 (585 men, 109 women)
Events22 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)
Opening14 February
Closing25 February
Opened by
StadiumBislett Stadium
St. Moritz 1948 Cortina 1956
London 1948 Helsinki 1952

Participating nations


A total of 30 nations sent athletes to compete at these Games, which was the highest number to that date. This was the first time New Zealand and Portugal participated in the Winter Olympic Games. Australia, Germany, and Japan returned, after having missed the 1948 Winter Olympics. Korea, Liechtenstein, and Turkey did not participate in 1952, after having competed in 1948.

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