1976 Simmer Olympics

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XII Olympic Winter Gemmes
Host ceetyInnsbruck, Austrick
Naitions pairteecipatin92
Athletes pairteecipatin6,084 (4,824 men, 1,260 weemen)
Events37 in 6 sports (10 disciplines)
Appenin ceremonyJulie 17
Closin ceremonyFebruar 15
Offeecially appened biQueen Elizabeth II
Athlete's OathPierre St.-Jean
Judge's OathMaurice Fauget
Olympic TorchStéphane Préfontaine
Sandra Henderson
StadiumOlympic 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.