Where were the Winter Olympics 1956goda
High-profile events in the history of the modern Olympic movement was held at the VII Winter Games 1956. For the first time in the Olympic Games was attended by Soviet athletes who then forty years remain on the first roles in those sports performances. Arena significant event was the small Italian resort town in the Dolomites.
Cortina d'Ampezzo twice before trying to get to their Winter Olympics, and such right has been granted to her even, but assigned to the 1944 Games did not take place because of the war. Justice was restored in the spring of 1949 in Rome - at the next IOC session for the Italian city was given 31 votes, while two US and Canadian applicants have gathered together only 10 votes. While Cortina d'Ampezzo was quite a small town with a population of 6500 inhabitants. His modest infrastructure and a lack of sports facilities were the main challenge that the organizing committee had to decide. In the city there was no ice stadium or skating tracks, and ski and sledge and bobsleigh runs and did not meet IOC requirements. Problem was solved, thanks to government support and broad involvement of corporate sponsors, which at the time was a non-standard solution. On the government's money, new roads were built, rail lifts, improved telephone networks, water and energy of the city. Olivetti company has provided office equipment for journalists, and even designed the FIAT group for the Olympics a new car. All Olympic events were held in eight sports facilities specifically built or reconstructed for the VII Winter Olympics. All of them, except for the skating rink, were located at a distance of several tens of minutes walking distance from each other. Skaters competed in the same Misurina lake 13 kilometers from the city. It is noteworthy that this competition was not "Olympic Village" - athletes accommodated in hotels and even families of citizens. Competitions began January 26, 1956 and end on February 5 and brought the indisputable success of the USSR Olympic team - they won 16 awards, 7 of which were gold. The second in the unofficial medal standings were Austrians with 11 awards (gold - 4). Curiously, after a quarter century of three Olympic venues were used in the filming of For Your Eyes Only a brilliant Briton James Bond and treacherous Russian generals Gogol.