The 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley

I recently attended an interesting event hosted by The NV Historical Society. This month’s guest speaker was David Antonucci, author of The 1960 Winter Olympics. His lecture was titled Snowball’s Chance: Story of the 1960 Winter Olympics, where he delved into the history behind the amazing Winter Games held at Squaw Valley.

Check out some photos from the event and learn more about what made the 1960 Olympics so special:

Disney Olympics
Walt Disney got the job of creating all the ceremonies and festivities. Of course it turned out epic.

The USA team wins the men’s hockey Gold Medal. One of the players goes on to coach the 1980 Olympic Gold medal Dream Team!

Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite becomes the stand in journalist for CBS doing the live feeds.

IBM keeps track of all the data. I’m sure their computer system filled that entire building!

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