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Olympics 1932 Lake Placid, United States, February 4 - 15
No. of countries: 17
No. of athletes:  252 (231 m  + 21 w)
No. of events: 14 in 5 sports 

Being held during The Great Depression, the number of athletes had almost halved. Just like the previous games, these were held in unusually warm weather. 

These games were the first where the Scandinavian dominance were broken, or at least challenged a bit. The home country won 6 out of the 14 gold medals. Notable exhibition event this time was dog sled. Sonia Heine won her second Olympic gold medal in figure skating, at the age of 19.

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