The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936, were a winter multi-sport event held from 6 to 16 February 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. The country also hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics, which were held in Berlin. It was the last year in which the Summer and Winter Games both took place in the same country.
The 1936 Winter Games were organized on behalf of the German League of the Reich for Physical Exercise by Karl Ritter von Halt, who had been named president of the committee for the organization of the Fourth Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten.
Alpine skiing made its first appearance in the winter Olympics as the combined, which added a skier’s results in both the downhill and slalom. German athletes Franz Pfnür won men’s alpine and Christl Cranz won women’s alpine events. Norway won the overall games with a total of 7 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.
28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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