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Logo of the 1936 Winter Olympics[a]
|Host city||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany|
|Athletes||646 (566 men, 80 women)|
|Events||17 in 4 sports (8 disciplines)|
The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games (French: Les IVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (German: Olympische Winterspiele 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 cancelled 1940 Olympics would have been held in Japan, with Tokyo hosting the Summer Games and Sapporo hosting the Winter Games).
The 1936 Winter Games were organized on behalf of the German League of the Reich for Physical Exercise (DRL) 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.
Medals were awarded in 17 events contested in 4 sports (8 disciplines).
28 nations sent athletes to compete in Germany. Australia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Turkey all made their Winter Olympic debut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia all returned to the Games after having missed the 1932 Winter Olympics.
|Participating National Olympic Committees|
|Totals (11 nations)||17||17||17||51|
|13 February||Nordic combined||Individual||Norway||Oddbjørn Hagen||Olaf Hoffsbakken||Sverre Brodahl|
|15 February||Cross-country skiing||Men's 50 kilometre||Sweden||Elis Wiklund||Axel Wikström||Nils-Joel Englund|