About the Games
A total of 252 athletes from 17 countries participated in Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics. They competed in 14 events.
Most medals won (from a total of 10 teams) by: 1. USA – 12 (6, 4, 2), 2. Norway – 10 (3, 4, 3), 3. Sweden – 1, 2, 0.
American Eddie Eagan went down in history as the first athlete to win gold medals in both summer and winter sports. In 1920 in Antwerp, he had won the light-heavyweight boxing category and in Lake Placid he won in the four-man bobsleigh. Due to warm weather the bobsleigh race was held two days after the Games’ closing ceremonies.
Hockey was played in a covered hall for the first time ever in Olympic history.
Women’s speed skating it debut in the Olympic programme.
The Games were officially opened by the then Governor of the State of New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Nine months later he was elected President of the United States.
Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics website: