Few nations embrace winter sports with such fervour as Norway, which has produced great skiers in every discipline, especially cross-country. More than half a million spectators attended the Games, and 100,000 of those crowded the area around the legendary ski jumping facility in Holmenkollen outside Oslo. Perhaps the most cinematic moment is when the Olympic “fire” is kindled in a mountain refuge, and then the torch is borne by relay runners all the way to Bislett Stadium in Oslo for the Opening Ceremony. During the competition, cameras attached to individual skiers, and to the front of bobsleds, give many sequences...
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Oslo 1952 Official Film | The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952