1976 Simmer Olympics

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XII Olympic Winter Gemmes
Host ceety Innsbruck, Austrick
Naitions pairteecipatin 92
Athletes pairteecipatin 6,084 (4,824 men, 1,260 weemen)
Events 37 in 6 sports (10 disciplines)
Appenin ceremony Julie 17
Closin ceremony Februar 15
Offeecially appened bi Queen Elizabeth II
Athlete's Oath Pierre St.-Jean
Judge's Oath Maurice Fauget
Olympic Torch Stéphane Préfontaine
Sandra Henderson
Stadium Olympic Stadium

The 1976 Simmer Olympics, offeecially kent as the Gemmes o the XXI Olympiad, wis an internaitional multi-sport event celebratit in Montreal, Quebec, Canadae, in 1976. Montreal wis awairdit the richts tae the 1976 Gemmes on Mey 12, 1970, at the 69t IOC Session in Amsterdam, ower the bids o Moscow an Los Angeles, which later hostit the 1980 an 1984 Simmer Olympic Gemmes respectively. These wur the first Olympic Gemmes held in Canadae, precedin the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary an 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Almaist aw sovereign African naitions an a few ither kintras frae elsewhaur boycottit the gemmes in Montreal, in reaction tae the Internaitional Olympic Committee's refusal tae ban New Zealand, whose rugby team haed been tourin Sooth Africae, a kintra that haed been excludit frae mony internaitional sportin events due tae implementation o apartheid policy.