1960 Winter Olympics
8th edition of Winter Olympics, in Squaw Valley, United States
The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California, United States (in the Lake Tahoe basin). Squaw Valley won the bid in 1955.
|Host city||Squaw Valley, United States|
|Athletes||665 (521 men, 144 women)|
|Events||27 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)|
Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. After being awarded the Games, there was a rush to construct roads, hotels, restaurants, and bridges, as well as the ice arena, the speed skating track, ski lifts, and the ski jumping hill.