Winter Games in America

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In February 1932, the first Olympic Winter Games to be hosted in North America took place in Lake Placid, NY.

American Experience

New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the Games on February 4, 1932.  Seventeen countries participated: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

A wonderful Official Report of the 1932 Games is available here.

                                                  Medal Table

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Source: Wikipedia

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