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Olympics 1968 - Grenoble, France
No. of countries: 37
No. of athletes: 1158 (947 m + 211 w)
No. of events: 35 in 8 sports
The second time the winter games were held in France, and the Soviet Union
did not dominate as much as feared, and was beaten in the totals by
Norway. For the first time, the torch had been relayed all the way from
Olympia, Greece. The East and West German countries for the first time
competed on different teams. The IOC also performed drug tests as well as
gender tests for the first time. The politic sides of sports were become more
and more evident, and the East German team claimed "capitalist conspiracy"
when their luge was disqualified.
King of the games was French Jean-Claude Killy won all three alpine
skiing events and queen was Swede Toini Gustafsson with 2 gold and one
silver in cross country skiing.