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Innsbruck
1976

DateFebruary 4 - February 15
CountryAustria
Athletes1123
Teams37
Events37
Innsbruck 1976
Innsbruck 1976 Official Film | White Rock
Originals01:17:01
The host city with two Olympic Games cauldrons
02:55
Innsbruck 1976 - Closing Ceremony
59:47

About the Games

Denver's Withdrawal

The Games had been awarded to the city of Denver but the city withdrew on 15 November 1972 following a referendum which rejected the building of Olympic facilities for ecological reasons. Innsbruck offered to step in. It was accepted by the IOC as host city of these Games on 4 February 1973. The city had previously hosted the Winter Games 12 years earlier.

Downhill Drama

The most memorable image of the Games was local hero Franz Klammer flying wildly down the downhill course, barely in control, on his way to a gold medal. Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany won two of the three Alpine skiing events and almost became the first woman to win all three. But in the final race, Canada’s Kathy Kreiner beat her by 12 hundredths of a second.

Debuts and Firsts

Ice dancing debuted as a full medal discipline and was dominated by the Russians. In figure skating, American Terry Kubicka performed a back flip - the first time in the history of figure skating this dangerous move had been successfully performed.

All Medals

Medal Table

See the list of teams and medals won by each.

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Innsbruck
1976

Featured Athletes

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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Soviet Union
Soviet Union
2
2
German Democratic Republic (Germany)
German Democratic Republic (Germany)
2
Germany
Germany
2
1
France
France
3

Replays from
Innsbruck 1976

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Innsbruck
1976

Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

Brand

Brand

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.

Torch

Torch