1936 winter olympics

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The fourth Winter Olympic Games were held in the neighboring villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Germany's Bavarian Alps and included Alpine skiing for the first time.

Countries Present

28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany, to date the largest number at a Winter Games. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia all returned to the Games after having missed the 1932 Winter Olympics.

Sport Disciplines

  • Alpine skiing
  • Bobsleigh
  • Figure skating
  • Ice hockey
  • Nordic skiing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Nordic combined
    • Ski jumping
  • Speed skating

Demonstration sports

  • Military patrol
  • Ice stock sport