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Winter 1956 Mar 04

You can’t say you don’t get a second chance in the Olympics—the host of the first televised winter games had been scheduled for the 1944 games, but WWII intervened. That was a decade ago by now, and the memories were starting to fade, and Europe was recovering well. So Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy got the nod, beating out three other locations for the honor. You can find some info about this vacation spot a couple posts down (the one with the map), and the link above has some nice info, so here is a bit of trivia: All the venues except one were within walking distance of each other. Only time it’s ever happened.

Hardly necessary any more, now that they were televised, eh?

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